1. CODE OF CONDUCT

Oceans Apart firmly believes that its quality standards are best realized through the implementation-of ecological, economical and social sustainability by the Company and its business partners. This Code of Conduct has been prepared in order to ensure the achievement of the objectives set by the Company. It serves as the basis for all our business relationships. The specifications given in this Code of Conduct shall be exceeded whenever possible.

1.2 SCOPE

This Code of Conduct applies worldwide. It obligates the Rise up Fashion GmbH, its organizational units and employees in the same manner as all production, logistic and sales partners and their employees who are involved in the supply chain.

1.3 COMPLIANCE WITH LEGAL REGULATIONS

All employees of the Rise up Fashion GmbH and its business partners are obliged to comply with the applicable laws and regulations, minimum industrial standards, conventions of the ILO (International Labour Organisation), the UN (United Nations) and all other relevant statutory provisions.

1.4 CHILD LABOUR

Oceans Apart firmly believes that its quality standards are best realized through the implementation-of ecological, economical and social sustainability by the Company and its business partners. This Code of Conduct has been prepared in order to ensure the achievement of the objectives set by the Company. It serves as the basis for all our business relationships. The specifications given in this Code of Conduct shall be exceeded whenever possible.

1.5 FORCED LABOUR

Employees may only be employed on a voluntary basis. Employees must not be forced to work through physical or psychological violence. This applies for the Rise up Fashion GmbH and its business partners worldwide. Prison labour is rejected as a matter of principle.

1.6 DISCRIMINATION

The Rise up Fashion GmbH rejects all forms of discrimination. The Rise up Fashion GmbH particularly rejects discrimination in respect of race, caste, color, gender, age, religion, political orientation, membership in a workers’ organization, mental or physical handicap, ethnic, national or social origin, nationality, sexual orientation or other personal characteristics

1.7 REMUNERATION

For work completed within regular working hours, all employees of business partners shall receive a wage that corresponds to at least the legally valid minimum wage or minimum wage level standard in the industry depending upon which of these remuneration schemes is higher. The wage paid should be sufficient to cover the employee’s basic daily needs. Wage reductions are not permitted as a form of disciplinary action.

1.8 WORKING HOURS

Compliance with the legally prescribed working hours must be ensured. The working hours must be sufficientlydocumentey by a time recording system. In particular, the maximum statutory working hours and those laid down in the ILO convention must be observed. Overtime hours are to be worked solely on a voluntary basis. An employee is entitled to one free day following six consecutive days worked.

1.9 HEALTH AND SAFETY

A safe and healthy workplace environment has to be provided to all those involved in the supply chain. Focal points here are work safety and the avoidance of dangerous practices. We expect the regular organization of fire drills and the training of employees in respect of health and safety. Access to clean sanitary facilities and potable water are also basic necessities for a healthy and safe working environment.

1.10 ENVIRONMENT

The protection and preservation of nature and the environment are a material component of the Rise up Fashion GmbH’s business practice. The business partners are obliged to comply with the appropriate applicable environmental protection regulations and standards. They are also obliged to continually work towards the avoidance and reduction of environmental pollution.

1.1 CORRUPTION AND UNETHICAL CONDUCT

The protection and preservation of nature and the environment are a material component of the Rise up Fashion GmbH’s business practice. The business partners are obliged to comply with the appropriate applicable environmental protection regulations and standards. They are also obliged to continually work towards the avoidance and reduction of environmental pollution.

1.12 FREEDOM OF ASSEMBLY AND FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION

All our employees and the employees of our business partners have the right to freedom of assembly and freedom of association. All employees are permitted to join or belong to a worker’s organization without having to fear adverse consequences as a result. In countries where the rights to freedom of assembly and freedom of association are legally restricted, the employees are nevertheless permitted to elect their own representative.

1.13 MONITORING OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT

This Code of Conduct is to be made available to all employees and all parties involved in the supply chain. Audits are carried out by the CBR Fashion Group itself and by authorized third parties for the purpose of
monitoring the standards laid out in this Code of Conduct. Anyone with knowledge of any infringement of the standards laid out in this Code of Conduct can contact us – also anonymously – at the following e-mail address.