Code of Conduct of H&M

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HENNES & MAURITZ (H&M):

Hennes and Mauritz popularly known as H&M is a pioneering apparel retailer based in Sweden known for its cheap but chic fashion. H&M is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing clothing retailers. The company is also a pioneer of ―fast fashion‖: a term used to describe clothing collections which are based on the most recent fashion trends on the catwalk but which are designed and manufactured quickly, are affordable, and are aimed at mainstream consumers. By maintaining efficiency and flexibility throughout its supply chain, H&M is able to respond quickly to changes in fashion trends. H&M has achieved popularity among consumers because of its fashion know-how and its expertise in
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Regular evacuation drills for all employees are required; evacuation plans and fire fighting equipment must be in place. Accidents and First Aid The employer must work proactively to avoid accidents causing harm to any employee in the workplace. Relevant first aid equipment must be available and where legally required a doctor or nurse should be available during working hours. Working Environment The premises must be regularly maintained and cleaned and must provide a healthy working environment. WORKERS ' RIGHTS Basic Rights H&M does not accept any form of forced or bonded labor and they do not accept the use of prison labor or illegal labor in the production of goods or services for H&M.  Migrant workers shall have exactly the same entitlements as local employees. Any commissions and other fees in connection with employment of migrant workers must be covered by the employer. The employer must not require the employee to submit his/her identification documents. Deposits are not allowed. Workers employed through an agent or contractor are the responsibility of H&M’s supplier and other business partners, and are thus covered by this Code. Every employee shall be treated with respect and dignity. Under no circumstances do they accept the use by their suppliers, their subcontractors or other business partners of humiliating or corporal punishment, and no employee

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