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Code of Conduct

I.D. Me College takes extra steps to work with suppliers that aspire to provide products that are socially compliant. Our principal goal of adopting a Code of Conduct is to provide products that are produced by workers that are respected. We think this is good business and good for businesses. The intent is to help imrove the lives of workers throughout the supply chain, whereever our products are made. As an outgrowth of these policies we believe it will help to further protect your brand. We perform the due diligence upfront to confirm that the factory follows standards like adherence to expectations of our Code of Conduct (“Code”). In short, we limit the risk of sourcing promotional products so you can concentrate on promoting your brand, department or event.

Our Code of Conduct is living document and is updated as new improvements are introduced by the industry and non-governmental organizations. For each of the respective products you can find a signed agreement to this Code by the supplier directly linked to the product page under the compliance tab.

All products on this website are from suppliers that accepted this Code and committed to implement these Codes to their upstream suppliers. They have further agreed to provide only products made in facilities that meet this Code of Conduct. Here is our Code of Conduct:

I.D. Me College – Code of Conduct

I.D. Me believes that positive business relationships are built on trust and integrity. We hold ourselves and our partners to the highest ethical and legal standards.

The I.D. Me Code of Conduct outlines the minimum requirements needed to ensure that all workers are protected while making the products we sell. Our business partners are required to acknowledge their acceptance of this Code of Conduct and ensure it is implemented across their supply chain, including upstream suppliers. This Code of Conduct is one part of a comprehensive social compliance program that includes regular on-site auditing, accountability and transparency.

I.D. Me has consulted with leaders in both industry and non-profits to ensure our Code of Conduct is comprehensive.

Child Labor

  • All employees must meet the country’s minimum age requirement and be at least 16 years old.
  • All suppliers shall maintain records on each employee to verify the date of birth and date of employment.

Forced Labor

  • The use of forced labor (including prison, indentured or bonded) is prohibited and there shall not be any forms of physical or mental coercion.
  • All suppliers shall maintain records on each employee to verify the date of birth and date of employment.

Harassment and Abuse

  • All employees are treated with respect and dignity. No employee shall be subject to any physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse.

Non-Discrimination

  • No employee shall be subject to discrimination in employment, including hiring, compensation, promotion or discipline, on the basis of gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, nationality, political opinion, trade union affiliation, social or ethnic origin or any other status protected by local law.

Fair Wages, Hours, and Benefits

  • All suppliers must comply with local laws regarding wages, working hours, overtime and employee benefits.
  • The regular work week shall not exceed 48 hours, and the sum of regular and overtime work shall not exceed 60 hours.
  • Overtime hours must be consensual and paid at a premium rate.
  • Employees must be given at least 24 consecutive hours of rest in every seven-day period.
  • Conditional employment practices such as training wages, pre-employment fees and deposits are not allowed.

Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining

  • Suppliers shall recognize and respect the right of employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining.

Health and Safety

  • Suppliers must provide a safe and healthy working environment and take steps to prevent accidents and worker injury.

Informed Workplace

  • All employees must be kept informed about workplace standards both verbally and by posting notices in a prominent place. Employee training on benefits and standards must be provided on a regular basis.

As you shop for products on our website, please click on the Compliance tab on the product details page. There you will find our suppliers' acceptance to this Code of Conduct and their commitment to implement these codes to their upstream suppliers. Please let us know if you’d like more information on the I.D. Me Code of Conduct and how we are pushing for changes to improve working conditions across supply chains in our industry.