Our mission is to manufacture and distribute the most highly engineered bean bag game and accessories in the world. In doing so, Baggo will maintain the highest standards of quality, consistency, affordability, and portability with a goal of 100% on time delivery with performance guarantee.
Due to operating and competing in a global economy, we recognize and strive to meet the ongoing changes in corporate, social and environmental responsibility. Our goal is to present corporate standards to our employees and vendors which are necessary for our companies to provide a quality and ethical product to the consumer.
We are committed to conducting our business in an ethical and socially responsible manner consistent with its mission statement. As a condition of being permitted to produce or sell licensed products bearing the name, trademarks or images of colleges and universities, we must comply with the Fair Labor Association Workplace Code of Conduct and ensure that our employees and vendors comply with this Code and/or any modification thereof which may reflect changes in manufacturing conditions or developments related to monitoring.
Our standards are as follows:
- Legal Compliance. We will comply with all applicable legal requirements in conducting business related to the production or sale of products bearing the name, trademarks or images of colleges and universities. If this Code conflicts with the applicable laws of the country of manufacture, we will meet the higher standard.
- Ethical Principles. We agree to adopt ethical standards to guide the operation of our business practices. These standards must include honesty, integrity, trustworthiness, and respect for the unique intrinsic value of each human being.
- Environmental Responsibility. We agree to make environmentally responsible business decisions. Such decisions reflect a commitment to protect and preserve the global environment and the world’s finite resources. We will ensure “do no harm” manufacture of all products bearing colleges and universities indicia. Our company, employees and vendors will not pose risks to human health through increasing exposure to negative environmental factors; not increase human vulnerability to environmental risks and natural disasters; and not damage the livelihood of the poor who depend on natural resources. We encourage ecological soundness and sustainability policies that mitigate potential adverse effects to the environment and vulnerable populations.
- Employment Standards. We will conduct business only with vendors whose workers are present at work voluntarily, compensated fairly, not at undue risk of physical harm, and not exploited. In addition, we will require the following employment standards to be met.
- Child Labor. No one may be employed at an age younger than 15 (or 14, as consistent with International Labor Organization practices for developing countries, if the law of the country of manufacture allows this exception). If the age for completing compulsory education is higher than the standard for the minimum age of employment stated above, the higher age for completing compulsory education applies to this section. Vendors agree to work with governmental, human rights, and non-governmental organizations to minimize the negative impact on any child released from employment as a result of the enforcement of this Code.
- Health and Safety. Vendors will provide workers with a safe and healthy work environment. Any residential facilities provided to workers must be safe and healthy.
- Harassment or Abuse. Every employee shall be treated with dignity and respect. No employee shall be subject to any physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse. Vendors will not use or tolerate any form of corporal punishment.
- Freedom of Association. Vendors must recognize and respect the right of employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining.
- Forced Labor. No vendor may use forced labor, indentured labor, or bonded labor.
- Labor Standards Environment. In countries where law or practice conflicts with these labor standards, vendors agree to work with governmental, human rights, labor and business organizations to meet these standards. Vendors also agree to refrain from any actions that would diminish the protections of these standards. In addition to all other rights, we may refuse to renew any agreement for goods made in countries in which: (a) progress toward implementation of this Code is no longer being made; and (b) compliance with this Code is deemed impossible. We will make this determination based upon examination of reports from governmental, human rights, labor and business organizations and after consultation with the relevant licensee.
- Nondiscrimination. Vendors must employ individuals solely on the basis of their ability to perform the job. No person shall be subject to any discrimination in employment, including hiring, salary, benefits, advancement, discipline, termination or retirement, on the basis of gender, marital status, reproductive status, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, political opinion, or social or ethnic origin.
- Overtime Compensation. In addition to compensation for regular hours of work, employees must be compensated for overtime hours at the premium rate legally required in that country, but not less than at a rate equal to their regular hourly compensation rate.
- Wages and Benefits. Vendors and their contractors shall pay wages which are the highest of (a) the legal minimum wage in the country(ies) of manufacture, (b) the prevailing wage in that industry in the country(ies) of manufacture, or (c) a wage that meets the basic human needs for the average family size of employees in that industry in the country(ies) of manufacture. Basic human needs shall mean wages and benefits sufficient (when taking into account any governmental programs) to meet needs for nutrition, clothing, shelter, health care, transportation, children’s education and energy.
- Working Hours. Except in extraordinary circumstances, employees must 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. Employees must be entitled to at least one day off in every 7-day period.
- Women’s Rights. Female workers shall have the same work opportunities as men, without restriction on the types of jobs or special limits on hours of work. Vendors shall not use criteria related to marital or reproductive status (for example, pregnancy tests, the use of contraception, fertility status) as conditions of employment. New mothers shall be entitled to leaves of absence (with the right to return to work) for childbirth and recovery from childbirth. Workers who take maternity leave will not face dismissal, threat of dismissal, loss of seniority or deduction of wages.
Company employees may reference our Corporate Responsibility Report and the Fair Labor Association for additional information. Please contact your supervisor or Chief Financial Officer to request copies or access for this information.