PING is committed to being the unquestioned leader in innovation, design, service and quality while providing an enjoyable environment for employees that allows them to fulfill their potential. PING expects its Contractors, Suppliers and Licensees, and any of their subcontractors and suppliers (collectively “CSL”), to share PING’s commitment to the highest levels of product excellence and social responsibility.
PING expects its CSLs to foster respect for people, promote social responsibility, create a healthy and safe workplace, encourage environmental stewardship and achieve product excellence.
PING will continue to work cooperatively with its CSLs to ensure its standards are fully implemented. Any CSL that wishes to establish and/or maintain a business relationship with PING shall agree to be bound by PING’s Code of Conduct (“Code”).
PING is committed to conducting its business (1) with a high standard of business ethics; (2) in compliance with applicable laws; and (3) with high regard for human rights and fair labor practices. While PING recognises and respects the cultural differences that exist throughout the world, PING expects its CSLs and agents to share and uphold PING’s values and standards.
To facilitate CSL commitment to these values PING established a CSL Relations Group that has management and oversight responsibility for CSL accountability. This group develops programs and implements procedures aimed at ensuring compliance with PING's Code. Two functions of this group are (1) to educate CSLs regarding these expectations and (2) to coordinate assessment activities at production facilities.
This Code was established to reflect PING's desire to do business with CSLs that comply with the legal requirements applicable to the conduct of their business and who respect accepted international labor standards. The CSL Relations Group, together with PING's agents, ensures that CSLs are informed of and understand the terms of this Code.
PING believes that the success of its CSL accountability process requires effective education and training of PING’s employees, agents and CSLs. PING is committed to allocating the resources reasonably required to promote an understanding of these requirements.
PING’s representatives and agents may make visits, including unannounced visits, to CSL’s facilities. PING's representatives and agents are required to promptly notify PING of any event of noncompliance with this Code. In addition, assessments of production facilities may be conducted periodically by either a representative of the CSL Relations Group or by a third party engaged by PING. CSLs will be notified of the results of any assessment and offered guidance with respect to matters requiring correction or that need improvement. PING reserves the right to suspend future orders or to terminate its relationship with any CSL for compliance failures.
While PING believes our CSL accountability process promotes responsible working conditions, PING also believes that the continued cooperation and communication among all constituencies interested in this important area offer the best long-term prospects for improved labor conditions.