Supplier Responsibility at Bassett

Code of Vendor Conduct

Bassett conducts its business in an ethical manner. We are concerned about human rights. We expect our vendors to share our ethical concerns. We use the following standards in selecting our vendors and expect compliance with these standards by our contractors, subcontractors and suppliers. We want you to be aware of our standards.

Safe and Healthy Workplace

We seek vendors that provide a safe and healthy workplace that complies with local laws.

No Forced or Compulsory Labor

We will not knowingly work with vendors that use forced labor in the manufacturing of our products.

Fair Disciplinary Practices

We will not knowingly use vendors that use corporal punishment or other forms of mental or physical punishment.

No Discrimination

While we respect cultural differences, we believe workers should be employed based on their abilities, rather than their personal characteristics or beliefs. 

Reasonable Working Hours and Overtime

We seek vendors that do not require more than a 60-hour work week on a regularly scheduled basis, except for compensated overtime in compliance with local laws.

Fair Wages

We seek vendors that share our commitment to the fair wages and benefit levels that address the basic needs of workers and their families.

No Child Labor

We seek vendors that do not use child labor.  We will not knowingly use vendors that use labor from persons under the age of 16 regardless of the law of the country of origin.

C-TPAT Certification

All factories supplying products to Bassett Furniture are required to meet security measures---qualifying for US Homeland Security,& C-TPAT certification.  Customs and Trade Partners against Terrorism.

Supply Chain Security + Protection

Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc. promotes a culture of security as a member of the Customs and Trade Partners Against Terrorism (CTPAT) Program.  CTPAT is a US Customs and Boarder Protection Program in which certified members demonstrate their commitment to supply chain security and protecting the supply chain from criminal activities such as drug trafficking, terrorism, human smuggling, and illegal contraband.  Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc. is CTPAT Tier II certified and verified compliant.