Social responsibility is not a statement, it’s a conversation. It’s about engaging others in the industry for continuous improvement.
We collaborate with other apparel and footwear brands who share our Corporate Responsibility approach and whose products are produced in the same contract factories as ours. At any given time, a factory could be making shirts for ten different companies in the US and Europe. By sharing audit findings with other brands, we can reduce redundant auditing and focus on finding solutions.
We also engage the communities in which our manufacturing partners operate. HERproject
, a project we have been involved with since 2009, is an example of one of our long-term projects that focuses on worker wellbeing. HERproject works to change women’s lives through workplace programs that provide access to women’s health education.