Incidents at Impactiva
Impactiva Team Members Who Broke the “No Free Assistance from Supplier” Rule
John Yang (Yang Junli – 杨君礼), one of our Apparel Business Unit Technicians accepted the Trading Company to pay in full for a shared hotel room and had lunch and dinner at the factory without paying. This behavior violates Impactiva’s “no free assistance from supplier” rule, therefore he was terminated. / March 2017.
Rishi Chopra, one of our Footwear Business Unit Technicians accepted free transportation (factory car) to pick him up and drop him off his apartment for 5 days he had to go to the factory, without offering to pay the market price of this trip, and without informing his Tech Leader. This behavior violates Impactiva’s “no free assistance from supplier” rule, therefore he was terminated. / December 2015.
One of our Apparel Business Unit Technicians accepted free transportation (taxi paid by the factory) after his inspection. The goods were supposed to be ready earlier, when he arrived at the factory they were not, so he had to wait and ended his work very late at night. He normally would have taken a bus after the inspection but he accepted a free taxi. He was terminated from Impactiva for not abiding by the “no free assistance from supplier” rule. / June 2013.
Two Apparel Business Unit Technicians were offered a winter jacket and a free late night dinner from a factory owner in northern China (they were leaving the factory late, on a cold night, and all nearby restaurants were closed; one Technician was not sufficiently dressed for the cold winter night). They initially refused the jacket and the payment for dinner but the factory owner convinced them using the rationale that “this is the least we can do as per our local culture”. Both Technicians were severely warned and an email sent to the entire Company explaining that no matter the circumstance (including the insistence by a supplier of local acceptable cultural practices), in the future, acceptance of free assistance will result in immediate dismissal. The Company also reaffirmed its policy that entertainment with suppliers will also result in immediate dismissal from the Company / November 2010
Impactiva Team Members Who Broke the “No Gift Rule”
One of our Footwear Business Unit Technicians demanded a bribe from a factory Manager. This behavior completely violates Impactiva’s values and ethics. He was immediately terminated. / May 2017.
Manish Kumar, one of our Footwear Business Unit Technicians asked the trading company and the factory for USD500 to approve a production lot. This behavior grossly violates all Impactiva’s values, therefore he was immediately terminated. / March 2017.
- Ameenudeen Syed Fazuludeen / February 2010
- Kuppusamy Balasundaram / February 2010
Impactiva Team Members Who Broke the “No Entertainment with Supplier” Rule
Impactiva Team Members Who Broke the “No Recommending-Disclosing” Rule
Jayaraman Baskaran (recommended a tannery in Argentina to a potential client in India) / August 2010
Impactiva Team Members Who Left the Company without Returning Funds Advanced for Expenses
Kushagra Tyagi / February 2017
Santhosh Singh / November 2016
Vivekanandan Anandan / October 2016
Soban Babu / August 2016
Venkatesan Narayanasamy / June 2016
Prakher Mittal / April 2016
Aviral Upadhyay / December 2015
Chandrasekaran Magesh Kumar / October 2010
Impactiva Team Members Who Breached their Non-Compete Contracts
Mr. Anburaj Selvan and Mr. Bishwa Jyoti Choudhary have breached the ‘non-compete’ clause of their Impactiva contracts by providing quality assurance services to an existing Impactiva Russian client (they had previously been stationed at this client’s factories while working for Impactiva).
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