ETHICAL SOURCING: A ZERO TOLERANCE APPROACH TO UNETHICAL BEHAVIOUR

Our supplier partnerships are a huge part of who we are, and we know that our responsibility goes far beyond selling great product. Not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because it’s the right way to do business.

With our Ethical Framework guiding us, we work together with our supplier partners to educate, inspire and empower them at every touch point. We take a zero tolerance approach to unethical behaviour and serious matters such as forced labour, child labour and wages.

PROTECTING WORKER'S RIGHTS

In 1997 we introduced our direct sourcing model, which gave us more visibility and control of our supply chain and solidified strong and lasting partnerships with our suppliers that still stand today.

Since the ‘90s we’ve continued to build our Ethical Sourcing Program and in 2009, we put in place our 14 Rules to Trade. This supplier code of conduct governs the sourcing, manufacturing and supply of our products. It aims to protect human rights, the environment and strengthen our supplier partnerships.

Over the years, our growth and the changing needs of our customer have shaped how we source and make our products. The result? Our supplier base has grown from a small handful, to over 200 suppliers around the world.

As a global business, we have a responsibility to ensure our supply chain is both ethical and sustainable. We’re proud of the great working relationships we have with each of our suppliers, and we continue to work closely with them to ensure the environments our products are made in are safe, fair, sustainable and responsible.

Check out our recent grading results with BWA:

2020: Received 100% grading in the BWA Covid Fashion Report
2019: Received ‘A-‘ in the BWA Ethical Fashion Report
2018: Received ‘A’ in the BWA Ethical Fashion Report
2017: Received an A- / Top performing Aussie in the Australian Fashion Report

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