We recognize, respect, and support an employee's legitimate expectation to be treated fairly and the right to equal employment opportunity.Accordingly, contractors shall implement and maintain a clear and effective complaint resolution process for their employees.All contractor employees should be able to work in an environment free of harassment and unlawful discrimination by another employee or supervisor.Contractors shall comply with all applicable laws and CVS policy prohibiting discrimination. Contractor’s employees assigned to CVS properties shall be offered competitive compensation and benefits.CONTRACTOR CODE OF CONDUCT (April 21, 2008) CVS/pharmacy recognizes that successful operation of its store development program requires use of qualified and reputable contractors and subcontractors.CVS believes it is important that our construction contractors be responsible citizens and share in our philosophy concerning matters of social, environmental, and working conditions.We strive to build relationships with reputable and qualified contractors that share our commitment to promote good practices.We expect all of our construction contractors to respect fundamental human rights, to provide reasonable and healthy working conditions, and to treat their workforces fairly, with dignity and respect.
To function as one of our construction contractors, each contractor must accept the following general responsibilities and maintain the minimum standards set forth below regarding conditions of employment for employees assigned to CVS properties.
Additionally, all benefits required by federal, state and local laws and regulations must be provided. We expect compliance with the law and encourage our contractors to exceed minimal legal requirements.
Wages and conditions of work offered by contractors shall be competitive within each respective market.
Contractors shall determine the appropriate wage rates and wage progressions offered to each employee within the market-specific wage ranges; however, contractors shall pay at least the minimum wage required by state and federal law and we encourage contractors to pay employees a decent wage.
In addition, contractors must commit to communicating this Code of Conduct to their subcontractors.We require adherence to these expectations as a condition of all construction contractors' ongoing relationships with CVS. We are committed to fair treatment and equal employment opportunities.