CODE OF ETHICS
We aim to be the trusted, ethical company that leads by example through clarity, transparency and providing more insights into our industry than any other source on the market. We aim to be a model for bringing awareness to both the ugly and beautiful sides to what we do in a process that moves us towards always improving, always doing things better for all.
We are committed to executing our vision on behalf of all of our stakeholders. We believe that our business has the responsibility and opportunity to create a positive impact for our workers, our customers, our communities and the environment.
We believe in a process that considers all people involved from the sourced material to the maker of our jewelry to our customers. As a vertically-integrated supply chain, our business is different because we own our manufacturing arm and are fully invested in how we manage our production.
Ethical Business Practice
Boma is committed to employing the highest quality people and strictly adhering to ethical and fair practices in our business activities. We expect 100% commitment from our employees and require integrity and high ethical standards in all business activities.
We have a strict policy not to accept gifts, make personal investments, or participate in interests or associations that may interfere with the independent exercise of your judgment, the performance of our responsibilities, and the best interest of Bomac International Corporation. Our company and employees are not authorized to provide professional services to a competitor or other company that may be a conflict of interest.
Equal and Fair Employment Opportunity
At Boma we do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), age, national origin, citizenship, marital or family with children status, veteran or military status, medical condition, sensory, physical or mental disability (including HIV status or use of a service animal), genetic information, sexual orientation (including gender identity), whistleblower actions, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law.
Bomac will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to the company. We also reasonably accommodate an employee’s religious beliefs, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Bomac International Corporation prohibits harassment of any individual on the basis of any characteristic listed above. For information regarding the company’s policies for addressing complaints of harassment, please refer to the company’s Harassment policy below. Please also review our policies on Reasonable Accommodation if you need accommodations for a disability or your religious beliefs.
This EEO policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.
Any employees with questions or concerns about any type of discrimination in the workplace are encouraged to bring these issues to the attention of their supervisors. Employees can raise concerns and make reports without fear of reprisal, harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion or discrimination because they: (1) file a complaint with the company or with federal, state, or local agencies; (2) assist or participate in any investigation, hearing, or any other activity related to the administration of any federal, state, or local equal employment opportunity statute; (3) oppose any act or practice made unlawful by federal, state, or local law requiring equal employment opportunity; or (4) exercise any other employment right protected by federal, state, or local law or its implementing regulations. Any concerns about retaliation must be promptly reported to a Principal of the firm.
Our Commitment to our Customers & Warranty
We believe in jewelry that was made to last a lifetime. All Boma jewelry is crafted from the finest raw materials and guarantee for life against defects in materials or workmanship. *This warranty does not cover tarnish, loss, unauthorized repair, negligence or other factors not due to defects in material or workmanship. Lifetime guarantee does not cover damage due to normal wear-and-tear or abuse as determined by us.
Our Return and Exchange Policy
For customers to make a return, we ask them to please send back the item(s) they wish to return along with a copy of the original invoice with instructions to "return for refund". Boma will refund the purchase amount (minus shipping) to the original method of payment.
We believe in developing lasting relationships with all our vendors. As an expert in our industry for over 35 years, one of the biggest challenges in our industry is finding high-quality vendors to work with year after year. For Boma, our key communities include the people within our supply chain. The manufacturers that make our products and the vendors who supply our source materials.
Supporting Jewelry Artisans
Our products are handmade goods that require the work and handicraft of a skilled laborer. We’ve calculated that each piece of jewelry passes the hands of over 22 different people from start to finish. And in order to achieve the highest quality products we must support our manufacturers by paying them fair and competitive prices for the work so that they in turn can pay their workers properly.
The Boma Girl Fund
The Boma Girl Fund was created in 2016 to formally donate funds from Boma’s profits to be donated to support programs for the workers and families and communities of the artisans and craftspeople who make our jewelry each day. Originally it was intended as a fund exclusively for girls and women but has grown to be inclusive of all children, spouses and extended family members.
Our Commitment to the Environment
It starts at the source. At Boma, we understand that the extraction of silver can be very harmful to the environment and humans, which is why we use internal recycling programs to lessen our dependence on mined silver.
We source our silver from an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) certified vendor. For our recycling efforts we work with Metallix, a precious metal refinery, to recycle our silver. Metallix is an ISO certified facility and an ITAR compliant. Metallix is a company that prioritizes the safety and well-being of their workers and the environment first. All of their workers undergo yearly safety and first-aid training and all the equipment used are inspected several times a year. The company has invested in new environmental controls to control their emissions. Metallix also has regular inspections from their EHS Manager to ensure that their business is in compliance with Federal, State, and Local regulations.
After giving our precious metal scrap to Metallix, the silver recycling process takes place in their Melt Department using high-temperature induction melting furnaces. These furnaces are built to accommodate scrap precious metals of different volumes, types, and of various precious metal content. After the melting process, we have our silver ready for new jewelry pieces.
Internal Recycling Silver Program
We’ve sold over 35 million pieces of jewelry and counting since 1981 and working with this high volume of individual pieces we’ve created internal recycling programs to upcycle and recycle our materials to new products while continually reducing waste. The opportunity in working with precious metals like silver and gold is that they have inherent value and it makes sense to recycle them continually rather than disposing of inexpensive metals or alloys with no value.
Switch to Biodegradable Plastic Bags
Why do we need to use plastic? Sterling silver and gold are precious metals that naturally tarnish when exposed to air. To keep their shine, we always store them in air-tight plastic bags. Each year in our packing and shipping process we target to reduce the internal use of plastic packaging. We’ve switched our plastic bag use to biodegradable bags made with corn extracts, natural minerals, polypropylene and polyethylene that are suitable for the biodegradation process. With these changes, we’re hundreds of thousands of plastic bags from landfills and oceans each year.