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Merchandise Vendor Manual A-1 March 12, 2009 Zale Corporation Vendor Code of Conduct Zale Corporation values its reputation as a company that maintains the highest standards of ethical business conduct and corporate social responsibility and that treats its customers with honesty and integrity. Zale strives to promote stable, sustainable, long-term relationships with its vendors and other business partners based on the principles of mutual trust and fair dealing. Accordingly, Zale requires its merchandise vendors, as a condition of doing business with Zale, to conduct their businesses in a lawful and responsible manner and to certify adherence to the Zale Corporation Vendor Code of Conduct. (the “Code”). Compliance with Applicable Law, Rules and Regulations 1. Vendors must comply with applicable laws, rules and regulations regarding the same of jewelry including, without limitation, customs regulations, import/export laws, including, without limitation, provisions governing GSP, NAFTA, CBERA, GPT, ATPA and IFTA or any other applicable trade programs, stamping and tagging requirements, trademark registration laws, labor laws, tax laws, foreign corrupt practices laws and laws prohibiting deceptive trade practices. Overview 2. Jewelry vendors must comply with the FTC’s “Guides for Jewelry, Precious Metals and Pewter Industries”. 3. Vendors must guarantee and warrant, as provided in this code, that the diamonds they supply to Zale are conflict free. 4. Vendors must ensure that the products sold to Zale do not violate the patent, trademark, copyright or other proprietary rights of any third person or entity. 5. Vendors must comply with their national labor and environmental laws, rules and regulations. In addition, Zale expects its vendors to respect the fundamental International Labor Organization conventions and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Where the Code or applicable laws address the same issue, Zale expects its vendors, at minimum, to be in compliance with the applicable legal requirements of the country in which they operate. 6. In the event that Zale conducts an internal investigation regarding any practices regulated by this Code, vendors must cooperate fully in that investigation including for example, by making all relevant records available and providing all relevant employees for interviews. 1. With respect to product fabricated from rough diamonds mined on or after January 1, 2003, vendors guarantee that all diamonds provided to Zale have Prohibition against Conflict Diamonds
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Merchandise Vendor Manual A-2 March 12, 2009 been purchased form legitimate sources not involved in funding conflict and in compliance with the United Nations Resolutions. Vendors guarantee that these diamonds are conflict free, based on personal knowledge and/or written guarantees provided by the supplier of these diamonds. 2. With respect to product fabricated from diamonds mined before January 1, 2003,
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