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GAVIOTA LLC and THE SEA DWELLING FOUNDATION remains committed to excellence. For that reason, we publish this Supplier Conduct Code, which defines standards for fair, safe, and healthy working conditions and environmental responsibility throughout our supply chain. These are based on internationally accepted good labor practices. This code of conduct applies to all locations that manufacture finished product for the Gaviota LLC and this... The Sea Dwelling Foundation, as well as other locations as designated by Gaviota LLC.

Legal Compliance: Suppliers must operate in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations of the countries in which they operate.

Forced Labor: Suppliers must not use involuntary or forced labor where indentured, bonded, imprisoned or otherwise.

Child Labor: Suppliers must not employ workers younger than the greater of 15 years of age – or – 14 where the local law allows such exception consistent with International Labor Organization guidelines – or the age for completing compulsory educations – or the minimum age established by law in the country of manufacture. In addition, Suppliers must comply with all local legal requirements for the work of authorized young workers, particularly, pertaining to hours of work, wages, and working conditions.

Harassment: Suppliers must treat all workers with respect and dignity. No worker shall be subject to corporal punishment or physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse.

Wage and Benefits: Suppliers must pay workers at least the minimum compensation required by local law and provide all legally mandated benefits. In addition to their compensation for regular hours of work, workers must be compensated for overtime hours at such premium rate as is legally required or, in those countries where such laws do not exist, at least equal to their regular hourly compensation rate. In addition, suppliers will not use monetary fines as a disciplinary practice.

Hours of Work: Suppliers must ensure that, except in extraordinary business circumstances, on a regularly scheduled basis, workers, shall not be required to work more than the lesser of a) sixty (60) hours per week, including overtime or b) the limits on regular and overtime hours allowed by the law of the country of manufacture. In addition, except in extraordinary business circumstances, all workers shall be entitled to at least one day off in every seven consecutive day period.

Non discrimination: While Gaviota LLC  recognizes and respects cultural differences, Suppliers must ensure employment – including hiring, remuneration, benefits, advancement, termination and retirement – is based on ability and not on religious belief or any other personal characteristics.

Health and Safety: Suppliers must provide their workers with a clean, safe, and healthy work environment in compliance with all applicable, legally mandated standards for workplace health and safety in the countries in which they operate. This includes residential factories, if applicable.

Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining: Suppliers must recognize and respect the rights of workers to exercise lawful rights of free association, including joining or not joining any association. Suppliers must also respect the legal right of workers to bargain collectively.

Environment: Suppliers must comply with all local environmental laws applicable to the workplace. We encourage and expect best practices of sustainability.


GAVIOTA LLC is very much about our planet!

Customs Compliance…

Suppliers will comply with applicable customs laws, and in particular, will establish and maintain programs to comply with customs laws regarding illegal shipment of finished products.

Security: Suppliers will maintain facility procedures to guard against the introduction of non-manifested cargo into outbound shipments, (ie drugs, explosives, biohazards and or other contraband).

Subcontracting: Suppliers will not use unauthorized subcontracting of finished product manufacturing.

Communication: Suppliers must communicate the provisions of this Supplier Conduct Code to workers and supervisors.

Monitoring and Compliance: Gaviota LLC will undertake affirmative measures, such as announced and unannounced on-site inspections of production factories, to monitor compliance of Suppliers with this Supplier Conduct Code. Suppliers must maintain on site all documentation necessary to demonstrate compliance with this Supplier Conduct Code, and Suppliers must allow Gaviota LLC representatives and agents full access to production factories, worker records and workers for confidential interviews in connection with monitoring visits. Suppliers are expected to take necessary corrective actions to promptly remediate any identified noncompliance with this Supplier Conduct Code. Gaviota LLC reserves the right to terminate its business relationship with any Supplier who is unwilling to comply with this Supplier Conduct Code.

If you believe the Supplier Conduct Code has been broken in your workplace, we urge you to report it by using any of the contact details below. Your report will be treated as strictly confidential.


Santa Barbara


(805) 751-5317



 Gaviota® (brands)

 The Sea Dwelling Foundation ..."a" 501(C)3!




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