- social responsibilty
We take this part of our business very seriously and believe it is an integral part of our philosophy.
We have adopted an Ethical Sourcing Policy – this is based on conducting business ethically, manufacturing responsibly and demonstrating environmental consciousness.
We source from a number of partners, not just in Australia, but selected partners in Bangladesh, China and India. All our partners must meet minimum standards to become a supplier.
The standards that our partners work to is a commitment to ethical and responsible business standards. They need to demonstrate that they obey the laws of their country, treat workers with dignity and respect, and are conscious of the impact their operation has on the environment
To achieve these standards the factories must be audited (regularly) by one of several internationally recognised bodies.
This would include one of the following
WRAP – WORLDWIDE ACCREDITED PRODUCTION
SA 8000 – ETHICALLY CORRECT CERTIFIED COMPANY
BSCI – BUSINESS SOCIAL COMPLIANCE INITIATIVE
SEDEX – SUPPLIER ETICAL DATA EXCHANGE
The accreditation is not a one off – it is an ongoing audit and certification process with the aim to assist and encourage the organisation to develop, maintain and apply socially acceptable practices in the workplace.
It's our responsibility to be part of a better future.