I was taught to respect work and the person as a human being and without distinction of class or race. For these fundamentals we require all suppliers, factories and contractors to adhere to our Operating Guidelines which set out our corporate, legal and ethical expectations and standards in the following areas: occupational health and safety, fair wages and benefits, working hours, transparent record keeping and practices, freedom of association, subcontracting, customs compliance, product safety, conflicts of interest, anti-corruption, environmental sustainability and child labor bans, forced labor, prison labor, discrimination and harassment. In addition to our Operational Guidelines, our Foreign Migrant Workers Policy enforces ethical recruiting practices, including mandatory employment contracts in the local language and a ban on taxes paid by workers and travel expenses at the end of the contract. We support the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 and the UK Modern Slavery Act of 2015. We call on all suppliers to ban the hiring of slave labor and prevent practices that could contribute to human trafficking. Mario Muscariello's reputation for product excellence begins in the facilities of our suppliers.