At Antigua, we are committed to advancing human rights through our company policies and business practices. Our company respects and values the rights of workers and believes in the right to fair and safe workplace conditions.
Antigua stands committed to advancing human rights through our company policies and business practices. Our company respects and values the rights of workers and believes in the right to fair and safe workplace conditions. We demonstrate this through our actions as a company. In 2014, we launched our official Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Compliance Management Program. Through our program we ensure compliance to the Antigua Code of Conduct through conducting factory evaluations, annual self-assessments, questionnaires, surveys and e-learning trainings.
We continue to embed social responsibility into our business practices and over the past five years we have made great gains in supply chain transparency, ethical sourcing, educating and training our vendors. We have become members of industry organizations, such as the Fair Labor Organization and C-TPAT, that specialize in key programs that enable us to maintain social compliance. These partnerships allow us to share valuable data and enhancements to our program to meet the changing industry standards and requirements.
We reaffirm our commitment each day to act responsibly and operate with the utmost integrity to ensure fair and safe workplace conditions, and fully meet the challenges that lie ahead.
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Antigua Group, Inc. has a firm commitment to building strong sustainable relationships with all of our business partners. We believe our success over the past 40 years is directly attributable to our reputation as a leader in ethical business practices. The commitment is clear in the length of the relationships we enjoy with our customers, associates and our product. Antigua is committed to providing quality and value to our customers and the way we do so is by searching out business partners and suppliers who share our belief in ethical business practices. The Antigua Group, Inc. does not own or run any factories outside the United States. However, we do use Global Sourcing Standards that not only include setting high standards for quality and value, but also sets forth a mandate for labor practices and a supplier workplace code of conduct that all suppliers must adhere to. Further, all suppliers must agree to comply with these standards in writing before we will conduct any business with them. This code of conduct is the same code enforced at our own facility in Peoria AZ.
THE ANTIGUA GROUP, INC. CODE OF CONDUCT
Antigua's Code of Conduct is based on the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct, which is widely recognized as one of the most effective and rigorous in the world. It is based on core conventions of the International Labor Organization and internationally accepted good labor practices. Companies affiliated with the FLA are expected to comply with all relevant and applicable laws and regulations of the country in which workers are employed and to implement the Workplace Code in their applicable facilities. When differences or conflicts in standards arise, affiliated companies are expected to apply the highest standard.
Employers shall adopt and adhere to rules and conditions of employment that respect workers and, at a minimum, safeguard their rights under national and international labor and social security laws and regulations.
No person shall be subject to any discrimination in employment, including hiring, compensation, advancement, discipline, termination or retirement, on the basis of gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, political opinion, social group or ethnic origin.
HARASSMENT OR ABUSE:
Every employee shall be treated with respect and dignity. No employee shall be subject to any physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse.
There shall be no use of forced labor, including prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor or other forms of forced labor.
No person shall be employed under the age of 15 or under the age for completion of compulsory education, whichever is higher.
FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING:
Employers shall recognize and respect the right of employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining.
HEALTH, SAFETY, AND ENVIRONMENT:
Employers shall provide a safe and healthy workplace setting to prevent accidents and injury to health arising out of, linked with, or occurring in the course of work or as a result of the operation of employers' facilities. Employers shall adopt responsible measures to mitigate negative impacts that the workplace has on the environment.
HOURS OF WORK:
Employers shall not require workers to work more than the regular and overtime hours allowed by the law of the country where the workers are employed. The regular work week shall not exceed 48 hours. Employers shall allow workers at least 24 consecutive hours of rest in every seven-day period. All overtime work shall be consensual. Employers shall not request overtime on a regular basis and shall compensate all overtime work at a premium rate. Other than in exceptional circumstances, the sum of regular and overtime hours in a week shall not exceed 60 hours.
Every worker has a right to compensation for a regular work week that is sufficient to meet the workers' basic needs and provide some discretionary income. Employers shall pay at least the minimum wage or the appropriate prevailing wage, whichever is higher, comply with all legal requirements on wages, and provide any fringe benefits required by law or contract. Where compensation does not meet workers' basic needs and provide some discretionary income, each employer shall work with the FLA to take appropriate actions that seek to progressively realize a level of compensation that does.
Women workers will receive equal remuneration, including benefits, equal treatment, equal evaluation of the quality of their work, and equal opportunity to fill all positions as male workers. Pregnancy tests will not be a condition of employment, nor will they be demanded of employees. Workers who take maternity leave will not face dismissal nor threat of dismissal, loss of seniority or deduction of wages, and will be able to return to their former employment, or a similar position, at the same rate of pay and benefits. Workers will not be forced or pressured to use contraception. Workers will not be exposed to hazards, including glues and solvents that may endanger their safety including their reproductive health.
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THE ANTIGUA GROUP, INC. RESPONSIBLE SOURCING
FAIR LABOR ASSOCIATION
The Antigua Group, Inc. is a Participating Company of the Fair Labor Association (FLA). The FLA is an organization staffed by experts in global social compliance and workers rights. They bring together leading apparel companies, colleges and universities as well as human rights and consumer groups to find and use best practices in sustainable social compliance for all parties. Our participation has enabled us to develop programs to check our suppliers as well as train them to be socially compliant and support our Workplace Code of Conduct.
Sedex is a not for profit membership organization dedicated to driving improvements in ethical and responsible business practices in global supply chains.
a secure online platform for sharing and viewing information on labor standards, health and safety, the environment and business ethics.
the largest collaborative platform for sharing ethical supply chain data.
a truly global organization with members in over 150 countries.
not a standard setting body, code of conduct or certification.
Antigua has been a "B" member since 2014
SUPPLY CHAIN SECURITY
U.S. Customs and Border Protection certified The Antigua Group, Inc. as a member of Customs - Trade Partnership Against Terrorism in February 2004. C-TPAT is a collaborative government-business initiative that strengthens international supply chain and U.S. border security. As part of the partnership, we conduct routine audits to ensure our international supply chain processes continue to meet standards.
THE ANTIGUA GROUP, INC. SOCIAL COMPLIANCE AUDIT PROCESS
At Antigua, we take respect for human rights and compliance with labor laws very seriously. We select business partners that agree to our standards of business conduct. Our comprehensive Labor Practices program includes working with suppliers towards compliance with our labor standards and conducting periodic factory audits to confirm compliance with our standards. Our compliance monitoring program consists of both announced and unannounced visits to suppliers through accredited 3rd party audit companies, participation in the FLA Independent External Monitoring program and complete remediation of all audit findings.
THE ANTIGUA GROUP, INC. COMMUNITY OUTREACH
The Antigua Group believes in supporting and giving back to the community. Antigua not only shows its support though financial contributions to a diverse group of community organizations, but has also been a consistent supporter of Junior Golf in Arizona and around the United States. In addition, many Antigua associates are involved in volunteering efforts that benefit toy drives, local food pantry drives, and "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer ."
The Salvation Army
Cystic Fibrosis Research
Men Against Prostrate Cancer
The Solid Gold Foundation
The Teddy Atlas Foundation for Hurricane Sandy Relief
The Phoenix Children's Hospital
Antigua Junior Tour
Junior Golf Association of AZ
Junior Golf Association of America
The First Tee
"Girl's Golf" through the LPGA Foundation
Antigua National High School Golf Invitational
Below are Antigua's noteworthy causes: