At Collegiate Cycling Gear, Inc., we believe in doing business by doing the right things. We believe that businesses have a responsibility to give back to their communities. We understand the risks and opportunities in our industry and work to develop programs and strategies that are ethical, responsible, and transparent.
We are committed to providing our customers with reliable service at competitive prices. We are trustworthy and fair, and treat each customer and channel as a valuable business partner with whom we want to have a long-term relationship.
Basic Standards of Conduct
(a) We will conduct every aspect of our business with honesty, integrity and openness, respecting human rights and the interests of our employees, customers and third parties.
(b) We will respect the legitimate interests of third parties with whom we have dealings in the course of our business.
(c) We will maintain the highest standards of integrity – for example, we will not promise more than we can reasonably deliver or make commitments we cannot or do not intend to keep.
(d) It is expected all suppliers will adhere to these standards of conduct to maintain a business relationship with Collegiate Cycling Gear, Inc. We review these standards of conduct on a yearly basis with all of our suppliers.
By providing a supportive environment, enriching work experience and offering a competitive compensation plan, we hire the right team members with the right skills. We retain them by evolving to meet their needs continually throughout their employment. Building a positive and successful corporate culture requires employees who contribute and maintain it. To do so, we first learn what qualities make specific individuals successful members of our team.
Collegiate Cycling Gear, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, physical disability, mental disability, age, uniform service
member status, marital status, registered domestic partner status, gender (including sex stereotyping), medical condition (including but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related) or sexual orientation in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. In addition, Collegiate Cycling Gear, Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which we have facilities.
Collegiate Cycling Gear, Inc. supports women workers in all aspects of their employment. Women workers will receive equal salary, including benefits, equal treatment, equal evaluation of their work quality. Women employees will have an equal opportunity to fill all positions as male workers. Pregnancy tests will absolutely not be a condition of employment, nor will they be demanded of employees and contraception will not be demanded nor implied for employment. Workers who take maternity leave will not face dismissal nor threat of dismissal, loss of seniority or deduction of wages, and will be able to return to their former employment at the same rate of pay and benefits. Workers will not be exposed to hazards, including glues and solvents, that may endanger their safety, including their reproductive health. Appropriate services and accommodations will be provided to women workers in connection with pregnancy.
Communication in the workplace is essential for employee engagement. It makes work easier, faster and more satisfying. Collegiate Cycling Gear, Inc. has a robust system for sharing documents and information.
We will work diligently to incorporate diversity into all business practices, including hiring. We respect diversity bring us a wealth of perspectives, fosters humility and open-mindedness, and stimulates innovation. We will select ambitious people that want to grow within the company and exemplify the three traits we believe are key: to be humble, hungry, and smart.
Collegiate Cycling Gear, Inc. has a commitment to fostering diversity throughout its operations.
Supplier Diversity is the logical extension of employee diversity, and Collegiate Cycling Gear, Inc. attempts to establish relationships with suppliers who foster diversity.
Code of Conduct
Collegiate Cycling Gear, Inc. team members are expected to accept certain responsibilities, follow acceptable business principles in matters of conduct, and exhibit a high degree of integrity at all times. This not only involves sincere respect for the rights and feelings of others, but also demands that team members refrain from any behavior that might be harmful to themselves, coworkers, the company, or that might be viewed unfavorably by current or potential customers, or by the public at large. Team members are encouraged to observe the highest standards of professionalism at all times.
Gifts and Hospitality
Collegiate Cycling Gear, Inc. does not accept gifts or contributions from individuals or organizations whose core activities will in any way limit our ability to provide our services. Collegiate Cycling Gear, Inc. doesn’t offer or accept gifts with the expectation that the business relationship will be altered, or influenced in some way.
Truth in Marketing Practices
Collegiate Cycling Gear, Inc. conforms to all truth-in-advertising rules as laid out by the Federal Trade Commission. We make every effort to make our advertising practices clear and easy to understand. Our sales channels must comply with all applicable federal state and local laws.
We have written our contracts in easy to understand, consumer-friendly language.
Supplier’s Code of Conduct
Collegiate Cycling Gear, Inc. expects our suppliers, vendors, contractors and others with whom we do business, to operate ethically in business, social and environmental practices. This code sets minimum requirements that suppliers must meet to do business with Collegiate Cycling Gear, Inc. In order to comply with these requirements, suppliers should communicate the principles of this code throughout their supply chain. We are currently developing procedures to assure vendor compliance with the following requirements.
Collegiate Cycling Gear, Inc. supports women workers in all aspects of their employment. Women workers will receive equal salary, including benefits, equal treatment, equal
evaluation of their work quality. Women employees will have an equal opportunity to fill all positions as male workers. Pregnancy tests will absolutely not be a condition of employment, nor will they be demanded of employees and contraception will not be demanded nor implied for employment. Workers who take maternity leave will not face dismissal nor threat of dismissal, loss of seniority or deduction of wages, and will be able to return to their former employment at the same rate of pay and benefits. Workers will not be exposed to hazards, including glues and solvents, that may endanger their safety, including their reproductive health. Appropriate services and accommodations will be provided to women workers in connection with pregnancy.
Business Ethics: Collegiate Cycling Gear, Inc.’s suppliers must comply with all applicable laws and regulatory requirements and shall compete fairly in the market place.
Child Labor: Collegiate Cycling Gear, Inc.’s suppliers are prohibited from using workers under the legal age of employment.
Forced Labor: Collegiate Cycling Gear, Inc.’s suppliers are prohibited from using indentured, slave, bonded or other forced involuntary labor by its Suppliers.
Wages and Benefits: Collegiate Cycling Gear, Inc.’s suppliers may not pay less than the minimum wage nor provide less than the applicable benefits in accordance with the law.
Overtime Compensation: Collegiate Cycling Gear, Inc.’s suppliers must follow all applicable regulations regarding overtime compensation for all employees. The supplier must not less than the acceptable overtime wage.
Working Hours: Collegiate Cycling Gear, Inc.’s suppliers must comply with all applicable laws governing the number of maximum work hours.
Health and Safety Guidelines: Suppliers must have a safe and healthy working environment in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
Non-discrimination: Suppliers shall provide a workplace free of harassment and/or deliberate discrimination, particularly on the basis of race, national origin, skin color, language, religion, political convictions, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy and related medical conditions, military or veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
Environmental Guidelines: Collegiate Cycling Gear, Inc.’s suppliers shall comply with all applicable legal requirements, as well as with any existing industry standards, agreements, and guidelines regarding the environment and sustainability. Every attempt will be made to increase corporate sustainability and minimize the carbon footprint necessary to do business. Recycled products will be utilized whenever possible and minimal packaging materials will be employed during shipping.
Harassment or Abuse: Suppliers must provide a workplace free of harassment or abuse for all employees regardless of sex, gender, age, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy or medical conditions.
Employee Health and Safety
Collegiate Cycling Gear, Inc. will provide its employees with a safe and healthy work place and follows procedures aimed at safeguarding all employees. Accident prevention and efficiency in production go together; neither should be given priority over the other. Safety is everyone's responsibility. Every supervisor will be expected to devote the time and effort necessary to ensure the safety of employees at all times.
Translation into Chinese can be found here
Any other translations are available upon request.
How to report a concern:
All reports will be treated confidentially and no identities will be disclosed during an investigation.
Fair Labor Association Member Affiliate ID: 000000003086 Valid until 12/31/17
Collegiate Cycling Gear, Inc. is a Category D member of the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and has adopted its’ Code of Conduct for our organization, employees, and suppliers.
We are proud to partner with Limkoo Sportswear as our primary vendor for all apparel.