Corporate Social Responsibility
At Dayna Designs we believe in being responsible – to our customers, to our employees, and to the environment. We incorporate social and environmental priorities and practices into our Dayna U brand, our products, and our relationships with customers, vendors, and employees. Every day we learn more and work to apply best practices to improve our company and our products. We approach these issues and challenges with a sense of serious determination – we want to make a difference in our company, our industry, and our country’s culture.
As the leading brand of quality jewelry in the licensed sports market, we take a leadership role in product safety. Dayna Designs adheres to all government and industry safety standards. Our Director of Operations oversees our quality assurance program and works continuously to ensure our raw materials and finished products are safe for consumers and comply with government directives and voluntary standards.
A growing part of our company culture is the desire to give back to the communities where we live and work. Our company has an employee volunteer program which encourages employees to spend time volunteering at local organizations of their own choosing – while on the company’s dime. Yes, that’s right, we pay our employees to volunteer.
Over the years, we have worked to reduce waste and minimize the impact of our business on the environment. Our product packaging is 100% recyclable – our earring cards, jewelry tins are all perfect for reuse or the recycle bin rather than the garbage can! In addition, our products themselves are made from real sterling silver. All of our products come from the earth and can return there safely. We also comply with local, state, and national environmental legislation and adopt responsible environmental practices within the company and among our employees.
Fair Labor Standards
Since the inception of the company, Dayna Designs has been focused on fair labor, both for our own employees and for our manufacturers and vendors. We are proud that we have been a member of the Fair Labor Association since 2005 and that we consistently participate at higher standards than required. We conduct audits of our manufacturers, both for labor standards and product quality standards, annually. We also require all of our manufacturers to abide by our Code of Conduct.
Dayna Designs partners with companies both inside and outside the United States to produce high quality products. We work diligently to verify that our manufacturing partners follow fair labor standards and product safety standards.
DAYNA DESIGNS SUPPLIER CODE OF CONDUCT
Dayna Designs is committed to respecting human rights, environmental standards, and product safety concerns, which protect our suppliers, manufacturers, and wholesale and retail customers. We require that every participant in our supply chain do the same and comply with this Dayna Designs Supplier Code of Conduct (the “Code”).
Dayna Designs and its suppliers agree to adhere to the following standards to ensure that our products are produced under decent and humane working conditions.
Forced Labor. There shall not be any use of forced labor, whether in the form of prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor or otherwise.
Child Labor. No person shall be employed at an age younger than 15 years old (or 14, where the law of the country of manufacture allows) or younger than the age for completing compulsory education in the country of manufacture where such age is higher than 15.
Harassment or Abuse. Every employee shall be treated with respect and dignity. No employee shall be subject to any physical, sexual, psychological, or verbal harassment or abuse.
Nondiscrimination. No person shall be subject to discrimination in employment, including in hiring, salary, benefits, advancement, discipline, termination, or retirement, on the basis of gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, political opinion, or social or ethnic origin.
Health and Safety. Employers shall provide a safe and healthy working environment to prevent accidents and injury to health arising out of, linked with, or occurring in the course of work or as a result of the operation of employer facilities.
Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining. Employers shall recognize and respect the rights of employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining.
Wages and Benefits. Employers recognize that wages are essential to meeting an employee’s basic needs. Employers shall pay employees, as a floor, at least the minimum wage required by local law or the prevailing industry wage, whichever is higher, and shall provide legally mandated benefits.
Hours of Work. Except in extraordinary business circumstances, employees shall not be required to work more than the lesser of (a) 48 hours per week and 12 hours of overtime, or (b) the limits on regular and overtime hours allowed by the law of the country of manufacture, or, where the laws of such country to not limit the hours of work, the regular work week in such country plus 12 hours overtime. Employees shall be entitled to at least one day off in every seven-day period.
Overtime Compensation. In addition to their compensation for regular hours of work, employees shall be compensated for overtime hours at such premium rate as is legally required in the country of manufacture or, in those countries where such laws do not exist, at a rate at least equal to their regular hourly compensation rate.