Supplier Code of Conduct

‎At ICONIX Waterworks, we are committed to a standard of excellence in every aspect of our business, to ethical and responsible conduct in all of our operations, to the respect of the rights of all individuals, and to respect for the environment. We expect the suppliers (as well as permitted subcontractors) who do business with the Company to share these same commitments. The Company strongly encourages each Supplier to meet the following standards in all activities that relate directly or indirectly to the Company.

We will evaluate a Supplier's compliance with these standards in determining whether to grant or continue approved status for such Supplier. Suppliers that do not conform to these standards may be disqualified from approved status and/or have their business relationship with the Company terminated.

Supplier must comply with all applicable wage and hour laws and regulations, including those relating to minimum wages, overtime, and other elements of compensation, and will provide all legally mandated benefits.

Hours of Labor
Supplier will maintain work hours in compliance with all applicable wage and hour laws and regulations. Supplier will not require employees to work more than any limits on regular and overtime hours allowed by any applicable local law.

Coercion and Harassment
Supplier will treat each employee with dignity and respect, and will not engage in or permit corporal punishment, threats of violence, or other forms of harassment whether based on race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, disability, age, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Supplier will not discriminate in hiring practices or any other condition of work on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, colour, age, gender, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, status as a disabled veteran, or other legally protected characteristics.

Workplace Safety & Emergency Planning
Supplier will provide a safe and healthy workplace for employees by endeavoring to meet or exceed international safety standards. Supplier must have procedures in place for handling emergencies such as fire, spills, and natural disasters.

Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
Employees who wish to join or not join trade unions and to bargain collectively shall not be interfered with, penalized or retaliated against.

Environmental Protection
Supplier will comply fully with all applicable environmental laws, and seek ways to conserve natural resources and energy, reduce waste and the use of hazardous substances, and minimize any adverse impacts on the environment.

Compliance with Applicable Laws
Supplier will comply with all laws and regulations applicable to their business, as well as the standards of its industry, including those pertaining to the manufacture, pricing, sale, distribution, labeling, import, and export of merchandise. Without limiting this requirement, Supplier will not violate, misappropriate or infringe upon the intellectual property rights of the Company or any third party or engage in any activities which would violate any applicable laws and regulations relating to (a) human rights, (b) bribery or illegal payments, (c) laws against unfair competition, (d) unfair and deceptive trade practices, (e) the environment, (f) health and safety, (g) international trade, including exports and imports, (h) data privacy, (i) money laundering, (j) employment, (k) contracting with governmental entities, or (l) medical devices, if applicable.

No Forced or Child Labor
All work must be voluntary. Suppliers will not use or in any other way benefit from any form of prison, trafficked, bonded ‎‎(including debt bondage), indentured, coerced or compulsory labor or other forms of forced labor, or any forms of slavery. Supplier will not purchase ‎materials or services from companies engaging in such practices. ‎

The unlawful use of child labor by Supplier is strictly forbidden. If the jurisdiction in which the Supplier ‎is doing business does not define “child” for purposes of minimum age of employment, the minimum ‎age shall be 15 years of age. Supplier must observe all legal ‎requirements regulating hours and working conditions for minors.‎

Commercial Bribery
Supplier will not bribe in any way any officer, director, manager, employee, representative or agent of the Company, including without limitation, by offering or giving kickbacks or by offering or giving gifts of more than nominal value.

Accounting Records
Supplier's accounting records must (1) be kept and presented according to the laws of each applicable jurisdiction, (2) in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect transactions, assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, and (3) not contain any false or misleading entries.

Conflicts of Interest
Supplier must immediately report to the Company any "conflict of interest" of which they become aware. A “conflict of interest” is any circumstance, transaction or relationship directly or indirectly involving the Supplier in which the private interest of any employee of the Company improperly interferes, or even appears to improperly interfere, with the interests of the Company.

In addition to any restrictions on the use of subcontractors that are otherwise agreed to between the Supplier and the Company, Supplier will make reasonable efforts to communicate this policy to any subcontractors in connection with any Company business, and ensure they operate according to this policy.

Suppliers of Materials incorporated into Products Sold to the Company
For any materials incorporated into products sold to the Company, the Supplier will make reasonable efforts to communicate this policy to any suppliers of materials in connection with any Company business, and ensure they operate according to this policy.

Monitoring and Compliance
Supplier understands that the Company, or our designated agents (including third parties) may engage in monitoring activities to assess compliance with this Code of Conduct including on-site inspection of facilities and review of books and records. Neither the Company nor any of its authorized agents assumes any duty to monitor or ensure compliance with this Code of Conduct, and Supplier understands that Supplier is solely responsible for full compliance with this Code of Conduct by its officers, directors, managers, employees, mandataries, representatives and agents.

Management System and Communication
Supplier must establish and maintain processes that are reasonably designed to ensure compliance with, mitigate the risks identified in, and facilitate continuous improvement with respect to, this Code of Conduct.

Supplier must ensure that this Code of Conduct is adequately communicated to all employees. Supplier should immediately notify the Vice-President Procurement of Deschenes Group Inc., Mr. Patrick Lanthier, at upon learning of any known or suspected improper behavior by Supplier, its own suppliers or subcontractors, or by employees of the Company.