At Beachbody, LLC and its affiliated companies, we recognize our role as the premier provider of world-class fitness and nutrition solutions. We can only maintain this role if we conduct business in an ethical manner, respect internationally recognized human rights, and never tolerate or be complicit in any human rights abuses. We expect all our vendors and contractors who provide any goods, services, products, materials or other elements to or for Beachbody ("Suppliers") to adhere to this standard as well and we rely upon our Suppliers to never participate in and work to eradicate the use of unethical labor practices in their supply chains. While we recognize that our Suppliers may establish standards on an individual basis, we choose to do business with Suppliers who adhere to the basic principles and ideals outlined in this Supplier Code of Conduct (the "Code").
This Code outlines the minimum standards for Beachbody Suppliers. As Beachbody's corporate responsibility and supply chain management evolves, we anticipate further engagement with our Suppliers so that we can expand our commitment to ethical business practices working together. Suppliers are expected to have appropriate management systems in place and take necessary steps to comply with this Code, including transparency concerning policies and practices and related employee education. As part of this Code, we encourage our Suppliers to similarly hold their suppliers accountable to these standards.
Suppliers must follow all relevant national and local laws and regulations, including those related to labor, health and safety, and the environment. Suppliers are expected to inform Beachbody should there be any significant breaches, allegations of non-compliance or investigation into noncompliance by authorities related to any goods or services that such Supplier provides to Beachbody that may affect a Supplier's ability to provide goods or services to Beachbody in a manner consistent with this Code.
HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR
Beachbody respects fundamental human rights. Suppliers should recognize and be committed to upholding the human rights of workers, and to treat them with dignity and respect. This includes the following minimum standards:
- Forced, bonded or indentured labor or prison labor is not to be used. All work will be voluntary, and workers should be free to terminate their employment upon reasonable notice. Workers should not be required to relinquish control of government-issued identification, passports or work permits as a condition of employment.
- Child labor is not to be used in any stage of the work performed for Beachbody. If the minimum employment age in a jurisdiction is not defined, the term “child” refers to any person employed under the age of 15 or under the age for completing compulsory education or under the minimum age for employment in the country.
- Suppliers may be subject to additional national and local labor and fair employment laws and accompanying regulations. To assure full compliance with these laws and regulations, all personnel actions, including recruiting, hiring, assignment and promotion, as well as decisions affecting compensation, benefits, transfers, and training, must be made without regard to creed, race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, mental or physical disability, religion, political affiliation, health condition, pregnancy, union membership, marital status, or any other status protected by law.
- There is to be no actual or threatened inhumane treatment, including any sexual harassment, sexual abuse, corporal punishment, mental or physical abuse or coercion of workers. Suppliers may never take or tolerate any actions which contribute toward human exploitation, including human trafficking and sexual exploitation of children.
- Compensation paid to workers must comply with all applicable local wage laws, including those relating to minimum wages, overtime hours and legally mandated benefits. Working hours and work weeks are not to exceed the maximum set by local law.
- Open communication and direct engagement between workers and management are the most effective ways to resolve workplace and compensation issues. Suppliers will respect the rights of workers to associate freely, including the right to join a labor union or similar organization, and to communicate openly with management regarding working conditions without fear of reprisal, intimidation or harassment.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Suppliers are responsible for upholding a safe and healthy work environment. Suppliers must comply with all laws, regulations and rules governing employee occupational health and safety in the jurisdiction where they operate. Suppliers must have procedures and systems in place to manage, track and report occupational injury and illness, including provisions to: i) encourage employee reporting; ii) classify and record injury and illness cases; iii) provide necessary medical treatment; iv) investigate cases and implement corrective actions to eliminate their causes; and v) facilitate the return of employees to work. Employees should receive training on safety, including, where appropriate, proper use of equipment, chemicals, and use of personal protective equipment.
Beachbody is committed to minimizing the impact of its operations, and those of its Suppliers, on the environment.
- Suppliers must undertake ongoing efforts to improve in minimizing environmental impact of their operations, products, and services. Examples of considerations include reducing energy and water consumption, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reducing waste and pollution, reducing impact on biodiversity and ecosystems, and reducing environmental impact of products during various lifecycle stages as applicable.
- Suppliers must obtain, maintain and keep current all required environmental permits and registrations and follow the operational and reporting requirements of such permits.
- Suppliers are to adhere to applicable laws and regulations regarding prohibition or restriction of specific substances including labeling laws and regulations for recycling and disposal, including for chemicals and air emissions.
- Waste of all types, including water, energy, raw materials, and processed materials, is to be reduced or eliminated at the source or by practices such as modifying production, maintenance and facility processes, materials substitution, conservation, recycling and re-using materials. Any wastewater or solid waste that is generated from Suppliers' operations is to be characterized, monitored, controlled and treated as required prior to discharge or disposal according to applicable standards and codes.
Beachbody's Employee Guide requires that Beachbody's business be conducted with honesty and integrity, and in compliance with all applicable laws. As such, we expect Beachbody Suppliers and their agents to similarly maintain high standards of ethics and integrity in all business interactions.
- Any and all forms of corruption, extortion, bribery, offering or accepting any kickbacks, and embezzlement are strictly prohibited and may result in immediate termination and legal action.
- Suppliers must implement processes to effectively safeguard all of Beachbody's confidential, sensitive, and proprietary and customer information and intellectual property regarding its business activities, financial terms and conditions, performance, and/or any other information deemed confidential, and such information shall be disclosed only in accordance with the guidelines specified within any confidentiality provisions or nondisclosure agreement with Beachbody.
- Bribes, kickbacks, individual incentives or other means of obtaining undue or improper advantage may never be offered or accepted. Suppliers should observe local custom with respect to gifts, although the value of such offers should never be considered material enough to influence business decisions or contravene applicable regulations.
- Financial records shall be kept in accordance with all applicable accounting practices and comply with all relevant legal and regulatory requirements.
- Beachbody is dedicated to the well-being of the communities in which we do business, as evidenced through charitable giving and various forms of community involvement. Suppliers are encouraged to engage with their communities to help foster social and economic development and sustainability.
COMPLIANCE WITH THIS SUPPLIER CODE
Our relationship with our Suppliers is based on mutual trust and respect. Suppliers may also demonstrate their commitment to the principles outlined in this Code through compliance with their own code of conduct or company policies that embrace these standards. Due to the importance of our Suppliers remaining in alignment with this Code, Beachbody may ask a Supplier to verify compliance with this Code by any of the following methods and to take corrective action if there is a reason for concern:
- Self-Assessments: We may ask a Supplier to fill in a questionnaire on compliance with this Code.
- Certifications/Statements: We may ask a Supplier for a certification or statement confirming compliance with this Code.
- On-Site Audits: We or an authorized third party acting on our behalf may contact our Suppliers and ask for permission to verify compliance with this Code on site.
Beachbody reserves the right to amend or modify this Code at any time and to publish the updated version of this Code on its website. Without limiting any other agreement Beachbody may have with its Suppliers, but notwithstanding anything to the contrary in those agreements, Beachbody may terminate its relationship with any Supplier found to be in material violation of this Code.
(Revised July 2017)