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Code of Conduct

Information & Notices


Last updated: August 22, 2020

Drishti Beats is committed to the highest standards of social and environmental responsibility and ethical conduct. Drishti Beats’s suppliers are required to provide safe working conditions, treat workers with dignity and respect, act fairly and ethically, and use environmentally responsible practices wherever they make products or perform services for Drishti Beats. Drishti Beats requires its suppliers to operate in accordance with the principles and requirements, as applicable, in this Drishti Beats Supplier Code of Conduct (“Code”) and in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. This Code goes beyond compliance with applicable laws by drawing upon internationally recognized standards to advance social and environmental responsibility. When differences arise between standards and legal requirements, the stricter standard shall apply, in compliance with applicable law. This Code outlines Drishti Beats’s expectations for Supplier conduct regarding labor and human rights, health and safety, environmental protection, ethics, and management practices.

Drishti Beats will assess its suppliers’ compliance with this Code, and any violations of this Code may jeopardize a supplier’s business relationship with Drishti Beats, up to and including termination. This Code applies to Drishti Beats teachers, suppliers and their subsidiaries, musicians, affiliates, and subcontractors and next-tier suppliers (each a “Supplier”) providing goods or services to Drishti Beats, or for use in or with Drishti Beats products and services.

Yoga Teachers & Musicians

We are committed to holding high ethical standards for our yoga teachers. We believe that it is the responsibility of a teacher to ensure a safe environment in which our students can grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Students are looking for guidance from teachers with authenticity, experience, and wisdom. Our Code of Conduct was developed to protect our students in this potentially vulnerable relationship with their teachers and to uphold the highest professional standards. 

Labor and Human Rights

Drishti Beats believes all workers and teachers in our supply chain deserve a fair and ethical workplace. Workers must be treated with the utmost dignity and respect, and Drishti Beats suppliers shall uphold the highest standards of human rights.

Anti-Discrimination

Supplier shall not discriminate against any worker based on age, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, union membership, or any other status protected by applicable national or local law, in hiring and other employment practices. Supplier shall not require pregnancy or medical tests, except where required by applicable laws or regulations or prudent for workplace safety, and shall not improperly discriminate based on test results.

Anti-Harassment and Abuse

Harassment Against Members of Protected Class

We do not permit managers, employees, teachers, independent contractors, students, or others in the workplace to harass any other person because of age, gender (including pregnancy), race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status, genetic information, or any other basis proscribed by law. Harassment is unwelcome verbal or non-verbal conduct, based upon a person’s protected characteristic, that (i) denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward the person because of the characteristic and which affects their employment opportunities or benefits; (ii) has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with their work performance; (iii) enduring the offensive conduct becomes a condition of continued employment; or (iv) has the purpose or effect of creating a work environment that a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile, or abusive.  Harassment includes epithets, slurs, name calling, negative stereotyping, insults, intimidation, ridicule, threatening, intimidating or hostile acts, denigrating jokes, and display in the workplace of written or graphic material that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual or group based on their protected characteristic. Petty slights, annoyances, and isolated minor incidents may not rise to the level of harassment.

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

We do not tolerate sexual harassment in our studio. Sexual harassment refers to any unwelcome sexual attention, sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal, visual or physical conduct of a sexual nature when the conduct harms the person’s employment or working environment. 

Sexual Misconduct

Teachers recognize the unique power and imbalance of the student-teacher relationship. While acknowledging the complexity of yoga relationships, teachers shall not exploit the trust and dependency of students. Teachers shall avoid any dual relationships with students (e.g., business, personal, or sexual relationships) that could impair their professional judgment, compromise the integrity of their instruction, and/or use the relationship for their own gain. Teachers understand that a yoga studio is a place of deep spiritual work and transformation. Teachers shall not make comments, gestures, or physical contact of a sexual nature with their students, even if the student invites such conduct. Sexual misconduct will not be tolerated under any circumstances.

Environment

Drishti Beats is committed to protecting the environment, and environmental responsibility is at the core of how we operate. Supplier shall develop, implement, and maintain environmentally responsible business practices.

Retaliation

We will not retaliate against any person for having reported or threatened to report violations of our Code of Conduct or polices, or for participating in an investigation into any of the foregoing. Anyone who retaliates against a person will be subjected to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. We encourage any person-including employees, non-employees, and students-who believe they have been subject to retaliation to inform a supervisor or manager.

Reporting of Policy Violations

We encourage anyone who has been the subject of sexual misconduct or any other action that violates our policies and Code of Conduct to report the incident to our Ethics Committee, Human Resources department, or school management (henceforth referred to as the “Reviewing Body”). 

The report should contain the following information: 

  • Your full name;
  • Your email and phone number;
  • The name of the person who the grievance is against;
  • A description of the alleged policy violation; 
  • The date and location of the policy violation;
  • Names and contact information of any witnesses with first-hand knowledge of the situation; and
  • Any other credible evidence that is available to support the grievance.

In the interest of fairness and privacy, all reports must be made by the person who has personally experienced the misconduct. We will not investigate a matter based upon a third-party report of misconduct. 

All reports must be made in good faith based on information the person reporting the incident reasonably believes to be accurate. We may request additional information from the person reporting the incident throughout the course of review of the report.

We will take appropriate action to ensure compliance with our policies. The reviewing body will impose any sanctions that it feels are fair, just, and reasonable under all circumstances. 

We will not allow anyone to retaliate against any person for making a report in good faith or providing information in connection with an investigation into an alleged violation.

Any information provided during a grievance report review will be treated on a confidential basis. Similarly, any actions that the taken in response to the report will also be confidential.


This Code draws from industry and internationally accepted principles such as the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) formerly known as the Electronic Industry Code of Conduct (EICC), Ethical Trading Initiative, International Labor Organization’s (ILO) International Labor Standards, United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, Social Accountability International, SA 8000, the ILO’s Code of Practice in Safety and Health, National Fire Protection Association, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas, and OHSAS 18001.
This Code is not intended to create new or additional rights for any third party.
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Drishti Beats Supplier Code of Conduct
Version: 1.2 | Effective Date: January 1, 2020