Promoting fair labor practices and safe working conditions throughout
Pilot Mountain Apparel’s supply chain.
Corporate Responsibility (CR) is a broad-based movement in business that encourages companies to take responsibility for the impact of their activities on customers, employees, communities and the environment. Companies committed to corporate responsibility also agree to abide by international labor and human rights standards.
Here’s what we’re doing to ensure that Pilot Mountain Apparel products are produced under safe, fair, legal and humane working conditions throughout the supply chain – and some background on how we got to where we are today.
Pilot Mountain Apparel partnered with Nor-Pak Services to maintain our status of Fair and Legal Trade.
Nor-Pak Services Core Principles:
To offer a business environment of honesty with our customers, management and outside vendors. A positive workplace that generates teamwork among employees and good morale.
To have the most up to date art department to best serve our customers with the ability to create spectacular designs and the flexibility to work with the customer’s specific needs.
To maintain a model work environment for our industry that keeps all facilities and equipment up to date, respects labor laws and operates a safe workplace.
To regularly monitor our customer’s changing desires so we stay in tune with the customer’s needs with our designs, products and company policies. To be a constant innovator in all areas of our business.
Nor-Pak Services is Sweatshop Free
A sweatshop is an industrial working environment with extreme, difficult or dangerous conditions. Frequently a sweatshop is specifically associated with the garment industry; however sweatshops can be run in just about any manufacturing business. In a sweatshop environment, the workers have few rights or ways to address their employment grievances. Additionally, they can be exposed daily to hazards such as extreme temperatures, harmful materials, hazardous situations, or abuse from employment management. Sweatshop workers are often forced to work long hours for little or no pay, regardless of any laws mandating overtime pay or a minimum wage. Additionally, child labor laws may also be violated in sweatshops. Though often associated with developing countries, sweatshops can (and do) exist in any country.
Many businesses, organizations, and educational establishments have started to actively pursue companies that employ sweatshop free policies within their vendors. For years, Nor-Pak Services has actively worked to maintain the very best work environment for their employees. It has been a priority to our business that we are considered the best in the screen printing and embroidery business in respect to a sweatshop free environment. Most of our customers appreciate the extra steps we take to protect our workers and safeguard their complete work environment.