Vendor Compliance Policy

Marmot Mountain LLC. is committed to the highest standards of policy, behavior and performance on issues of social responsibility. Through this Vendor Compliance Policy, it holds all of its vendors and suppliers, referred to as “Vendor Partners”, to the same high standards. Marmot's Policy is based on internationally accepted standards of conduct and the laws and regulations applicable to the country in which its merchandise is produced. Because Marmot does not own or operate any manufacturing facilities, it requires its Vendor Partners to ensure that the products sold to Marmot retailers throughout the world are manufactured in a socially responsible manner. This Policy details Marmot's expectations regarding wages, child labor, health and safety issues, prison labor, free association of workers and more. Marmot's Policy is publicly posted here on our website.

Marmot's purpose is to define a vision of shared responsibility that can be accepted by its vendor partners. Marmot commits itself to an ongoing effort to hold itself accountable to these standards while monitoring the progress of current and potential vendors. It is Marmot's firm intention that its Vendor Partners abide by these standards and ensure they understand Marmot's intention to suspend business with those who violate this Vendor Compliance Policy.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, The Apparel Industry Partnership, The Convention of Rights of the Child are incorporated by reference into the following Marmot Vendor Compliance Policy.

Marmot Vendor Compliance Policy

  1. Forced Labor
    There shall be no use of forced labor in any form, whether in the form of prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor or otherwise.
  2. Child Labor
    No person shall be employed at an age younger than 15 or, in the alternative, younger than the age for completing compulsory education in the country of manufacture where such age is higher than 15.
  3. Harassment or Abuse
    Workers shall be treated with respect and dignity. Workers shall not be subject to any physical, verbal, sexual or psychological harassment or abuse in connection with their employment.
  4. Nondiscrimination
    Workers should be employed and compensated based upon their ability to perform their job, not on the basis of gender, race, age, color, national origin, disability, citizenship, veteran status, marital status sexual orientation, religious or cultural beliefs.
  5. Health and Safety
    Employers shall provide a safe and sanitary working environment in order to avoid preventable work-related accidents and injuries.
  6. Freedom of Association
    Employers shall recognize and respect the right of employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining.
  7. Disciplinary Practices/Coercion
    Marmot works only with partners that do not use physical or mental disciplinary tactics. Further, no employee should be subject to threats of violence, sexual harassment or psychological abuse.
  8. Wages and Benefits
    Employers should recognize that wages are essential to meeting their employee's basic needs. Employers shall pay workers for all work completed and shall pay at least the minimum wage required by law or the prevailing industry wage, whichever is higher, and shall provide legally mandated benefits.
  9. Work Hours
    Except in extraordinary business circumstances, employees shall (i) not be required to work more than the lesser of (a) 48 hours per week and 12 hours overtime or (b) the limits on regular and overtime hours allowed by the law of the country of manufacture or, where the laws of such country do not limit the hours of work, the regular work week in such country plus 12 hours overtime and (ii) be entitled to at least one day off in every seven day period. . Workers shall not be asked or required to take work home or off premises.
  10. Overtime
    It is understood that overtime is often required in the manufacturing process. In addition to compensation for regular hours of work, workers shall be compensated for overtime hours at such a premium rate as legally required or, in countries where there is no legal standard, at industry standards. In no event shall this be at a rate less than the regular hourly rate. Factories shall carry out operations in ways that limit overtime to a level that ensures productive and humane working conditions.
  11. Compliance with Laws
    All Standards set forth in this Vendor Compliance Policy are subject to compliance with applicable local law. All vendors shall operate in full compliance with the laws of their respective country of manufacture. If any standard set forth in this Policy is, in the vendor's judgment, deemed to violate an applicable local law, it must advise Marmot promptly in writing.
  12. Subcontractors
    Subcontracting without the prior written consent of Marmot is prohibited. Penalties for subcontracting without Marmot's prior written consent will include loss of future business. All approved agents of Contractors are held to same standards, policies, rules and regulations of principal contractors.
  13. Marmot's Animal Rights Policy
    We believe in the humane treatment of animals. We do not use down provided by “live pluck” operations. We only use down provided after geese have been harvested for food. Our vendors are required to certify that they are complying with our animal rights policy.