Ray Padula Holdings is committed to ensuring the highest standards of
responsibility wherever our products are made. We insist that our
suppliers provide safe working conditions, treat workers with dignity
and respect, and use responsible manufacturing processes. Ray
Padula Holdings maintains a comprehensive supplier code of conduct in
which we outline all of our expectations for companies that we do
business with. We evaluate compliance through a rigorous in-house
and third party auditing program and work proactively with our suppliers
to drive change if needed.
Ray Padula Holdings requires suppliers
to commit to a strict Code of Conduct as a condition of doing business
with us. To monitor compliance, we conduct on-site audits, approve
corrective action plans, and verify their successful implementation.
As a result, worker and factory conditions are consistently improving.
Child and Forced Labor
Ray Padula Holdings forbids the use of
child, forced, indentured, and/or bonded labor. Factories must
actively implement verifiable processes and regulations to ensure that
all workers engaged in the production of any Ray Padula products are
recruited and retained in compliance with all applicable laws including
those on human trafficking, slavery, and discrimination.
All suppliers must provide a healthy and safe working
environment. Worker safety is a top priority at Ray Padula
Holdings. Factories must actively engage in the identification and
elimination of any potential hazards swiftly and consistently.
Suppliers must have a verifiable
process in place that
governs all hiring practices that accurately verify workers' age as well
as legal rights to work in the country prior to their employment.
All aspects of hiring including onboarding, pay, promotion, training
access, termination, and retirement must be based on an individual's
ability and willingness to do the job. Corporal punishment,
mental, physical, or abuse forms of abuse, as well as harsh, inhumane
treatment of worker's and the like is unacceptable.
Employees may not work hours in excess of that allowed by local law and
may not work more than six consecutive days without a full 24 hour
period of rest and may not work more than 70 hours in any seven day
including wages, overtime, and benefits must meet or exceed legal
requirements. Suppliers are encouraged to provide wages and
benefits that are above the sufficient amount needed to meet worker's
Factories that provide dormitory and
eating facilities for workers must provide safe, sanitary, and healthy
All suppliers must fully comply with all
applicable national and local laws, including those related to labor,
immigration, and health and safety
Gifts and Gratuities
Padula Holdings forbids giving or accepting any gifts, including
entertainment, exceeding $50 USD in value. This applies to Ray
Padula employees and their family members. No gifts or
entertainment, regardless of monetary value, may be offered to a Ray
Padula customer, or a 3rd party auditor, or in connection with any
inspection, audit, or during a bidding process.
Suppliers must not tolerate, permit, engage in bribery, corruption or
any unethical practices. Suppliers must maintain accurate,
transparent, and honest records relating to all business with Ray Padula
Conflicts of Interest
Suppliers must not engage in any activity with a Ray Padula
employee which would create a real or perceived conflict of interest.
Ray Padula by itself, or by using a 3rd party, will
make various announced, and unannounced inspections of facilities and
their records to ensure compliance with all of Ray Padula Holdings Code
of Conduct. Suppliers must maintain and will make available to Ray
Padula, all documents necessary to demonstrate compliance with our Code.
Ray Padula Holdings supports the
humanitarian purposes behind Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which
deals with Conflict Minerals. Conflict Minerals, by definition of
the Act, are tin, tungsten, tantalum, and gold that originate from
conflict sources. We do everything we can to avoid the use of
conflict minerals. Ray Padula does not allow minerals from
conflict sources - meaning originating from the Democratic Republic of
the Congo and surrounding countries to be used in the manufacturing of
any Ray Padula products.
Ray Padula works with its factories and
suppliers to ensure that any conflict minerals used do not originate
from Conflict Sources.
of Ray Padula Code of Conduct can be reported confidentially. If
you have knowledge that any of these standards are being violated, you
are encouraged and asked to report the issue by sending an email to