Operating Guidelines

At Ralph Lauren Corporation, we are committed to producing high quality products responsibly. We require our suppliers acrossall regions of the world to meet our corporate, social and regulatory standards. We focus on strategic collaboration and partnerships with our suppliers to increase information sharing and to achieve meaningful progress on sourcing efficiencies, human rights and a sustainable supply chain.

RALPH LAUREN and its affiliates and subsidiaries (including CHAPS and CLUB MONACO) are dedicated to conducting our operations throughout the world on principles of ethicalbusiness practices and the recognition of the dignity of their employees. We expect our business partners and their suppliers, productsuppliers, material and trim suppliers, serviceproviders, and subcontractors to respect and adhere to our guidelines and to all applicablelaws and regulations in the operation of their business. Our business partners and their affiliates must be transparent in all recordkeeping and embrace a fundamental effort toward operational efficiencies, environmental sustainability and continuous improvement.


LEGAL AND ETHICAL STANDARDS

Our business relationship is built on a mutual respect for and adherence to all legalrequirements and the highest ethical standards. We expect our business partners to observe all applicable international standards, andnational and local laws and regulations while operating their businesses.

 

WAGES, BENEFITS, WORKING HOURS, AND TRANSPARENT RECORD KEEPING

Our business partners must comply withall lawsregulating local wages, overtime compensation, and legally mandated benefits. Wage and benefit policies must be consistentwith prevailing national standards. Under ordinary business circumstances, employees must not be required to work excessiveworking hours per week including overtime and have the option of at least one day off in seven. We expect that all recordkeepingwill be accurate and transparent at all times. We have zero tolerance for non-transparent record keeping.

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Our business partners must ensure that their employees are provided a safe and healthy workenvironment, and are not subject to unsanitary or hazardous conditions.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Our business partners must embrace a fundamental concern for environmental protectionand conduct their operations consistent with local and internationally recognized environmental laws and best practices. Theymustalso operate and source in such a manner that respects the environment and local communities, with particular concern to avoiddeforestation, pollution, habitat loss, and rising greenhouse gas emissions.

 

CHILD LABOR

Our business partners must not use child labor, defined as employees under the age of 16.

 

FORCED OR BONDED LABOR

Our business partners will not work with or arrange for purchase of any materials or services thatsupports or utilizes forced labor, bonded labor or labor obtained through human trafficking, coercion or slavery.

 

DISCIPLINARY PRACTICES

Our business partners will not employ or conduct any business activity with partners who employanyform of physical or mental coercion, or punishment or monetary fines against employees.DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT - Our business partners will not practice any form of discrimination or harassment inhiringand employment, based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, and ethnic ornational origin.

 

FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION

Our business partners should respect the legal rights of employees to freely, and withoutharassment, participate in organizations of their choice.

 

SUBCONTRACTING

Our business partners may only subcontract to previously approved suppliers for manufacturing or servicesaccording to our corporate requirements. All subcontracted suppliers must meet the same criteria as our direct contractedproduct andservice suppliers. We have a zero tolerance for unauthorized subcontracting of our products.

 

ANIMAL SOURCING PRINCIPLES

Our business partners must share our commitment to principles, practices, and regulationsthat require animals in our supply chain to be treated with care and respect.

 

CUSTOMS COMPLIANCE AND PRODUCT SAFETY

Our business partners must comply with applicable international customs’laws and regulations, including but not limited to, participation in Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism Programs (C-TPAT)for all products and services as well as other international security regulations. In addition, all products must specificallymeet allConsumer Product Safety Commission regulations and requirements and all international regulations and restrictions for productsafety and hazardous substances.

 

CONFLICTS OF INTEREST/ANTI-BRIBERY

Offering compensation of any value (gifts, discounts, services, loans, payments) toanyRalph Lauren Corporation or affiliate employee, service provider or government/political official to influence any act or decisionto secure a business advantage is strictly prohibited.