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WORKING CONDITIONS

HEALTH AND CARE

— An independent health check for each model once a year which will include a blood test.

— The brands commit to ban size 32 for women and size 42 for men (French measurement) from their casting requirements, and will thereby require casting agencies to present women and men models who are respectively size 34 or over, and 44 or over.

—  The emotional well being of any model at any time must be taken into consideration throughout their career

NUDITY

— Models must agree in advance to any appearance of nudity or semi-nudity.

— In case of nudity or semi-nudity during a shooting or whilst getting dressed after or before a show, the model will never be alone with a person linked to the production  or a photographer.

— Models must have access to a dedicated model zone/private space during shootings or fashion shows, especially when they are held outside, in order to allow them to change in a dignified manner (out of sight of people who do not belong to the production or to the brand). The brands may provide bathrobes in order to preserve privacy, as far as possible, before and after wardrobe changes.

— A comfortable temperature should be maintained to safeguard the model’s health in the case of nudity or semi-nudity.

FOOD AND DRINK

— Models must have access to food and drinks that comply with dietary requirements.

— The agency shall provide models with useful information to maintain a healthy diet throughout the working day.

— Alcoholic beverages and drugs are prohibited in the workplace at all times.

TRANSPORTATION & ACCOMMODATION

— The brands must require the agencies to provide models with a level of accommodation that ensures her/his well-being and safety.

— After 8pm, brands must provide transportation for models to return to their place of residence

HOURS AND COMPENSATION

— The model’s hours must be monitored and comply with local law.

— Agencies and brands must coordinate to ensure legal requirements, with regards to time-off, are met.

— Specific negotiations must be carried out with the agencies if the “call time” exceeds 4 hours before the show.

— Models must be paid within 3 weeks of their working day to ensure there is no debt bondage and to comply with modern slavery legislation.

YOUNG MODELS

— The brands must not hire models under the age of 18  to participate in shows and shootings representing an adult.

— Models between 16 and 18 years old are not allowed to work between 10 pm and 7 am.

— Nudity or semi-nudity for models under 18 is only allowed through an agreement signed by both the model and her/his legal representative.

— The presence of a chaperone/guardian appointed by their agencies, and who can also be one of the model’s parents, is mandatory for models from 16 to 18 years of age.

— Any model under the age of 18 must be housed in the same accommodation as her/his chaperone/guardian.

— The brands must require agencies to ensure that models meet their school attendance obligations.

— Alcohol shall not be served to models under the age of 18.

COMPLAINTS AND AUDIT

— From the first selection interview to the last performance, the model must have the possibility of making a direct complaint in the case of a dispute with a modelling agency, a casting director or a brand employee (e.g. through the setting up of a hotline or the nomination of a brand representative).

— The presence of at least one representative of the brand during in-house castings is compulsory.

— The Group/the brand may also carry out unannounced inspections and audits during fashion shows, shootings or recruitment interviews to ensure compliance with this charter.

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