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Ethical Responsibility

At Glassons sourcing ethically is our responsibility, we take this very seriously and we continue to improve transparency in all areas of our operations. While the fashion industry supply chain is complex, for Glassons to be truly sustainable we need to take responsibility for our products and how they are made.

For Glassons, ethical responsibility means all the people our brand touches are treated with dignity and respect, have decent working hours, earn fair wages and enjoy safe working conditions.

The last year has seen us introduce 5 main ethical sourcing initiatives, including:

  • Introducing certified sustainable fabrics into our product ranges that also focus on social responsibility. Click here to learn more
  • Partnering with Chinese NGO - INNO, supporting workers voices in our factories. Click here to learn more
  • Implemented and delivered on Tearfund Covid-19 6 Fashion Commitments. Click here to learn more
  • Supplier Training - In 2020 our suppliers attended a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) training seminar hosted by SgT Group. The training focused on the following:
    • Labour Practices (best hiring practice).
    • Transparency (working hours, compensation, subcontracting).
    • Grievance Mechanism and Communication.
    • Health & Safety.
    • Modern Slavery / human trafficking.
  • Launched a pilot project to further improve our knowledge of living wage benchmarks and to close the gap between minimum wage and living wage.

Our Supply Partners

Covid -19

We value our relationships with our Supply partners, having worked with many for up to 15 - 20 years. The strong partnerships that we have formed have allowed us to work collaboratively to help deliver our Sustainability Commitments and Ethical Responsibility. We demand high standards and transparency from our suppliers. All manufacturers are required to adhere to our Code of Conduct for Ethical and Social Compliance based on human rights laws. Transparency is a cornerstone to our Ethical Responsibility. Knowing who is making our clothes is important to us and our customers.

Our supply factories are located in:

  • China
  • India
  • Bangladesh
  • Vietnam
  • Turkey

Labour

Labour

Upholding human rights is fundamental to our values and business. Glassons recognise the International Labour Organisations (ILO's) international labour standards aimed at ensuring sustainable work worldwide in conditions of freedom, equity, security and dignity. Protection of freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining, the elimination of forced or compulsory labour, the abolition of child labour, and the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

Wage & Benefits

Wage & Benefits

Glassons is committed to paying a fair wage to workers who make our clothes. We have in place independent auditing of factories to verify workers are being paid the legally required minimum wage and receiving all mandated benefits.

However, we recognize that a minimum wage does not meet what would be defined as a living wage, so we have taken some very positive steps to actively promote higher wages.

We have designed a roadmap to support our commitment to higher wages.

Compliance

Compliance

Social compliance is important to Glassons and a continuing process in which we endeavour to protect the health, safety, and rights of workers in our supply chain and the environment in which they operate.

Glassons Code of Conduct is our socially responsible code ensuring workers are being treated ethically and their rights respected. Auditing is the process of verifying factories are in compliance to our Code of Conduct.

Our Ethical Partners

Covid -19

We value our partnerships with key organisations to help support this journey, this journey needs collaboration on a wide scale to help support the industry and the people with in it. We have aligned with the key partners below and look forward to collaborating more as our journey continues.

Covid-19

Covid -19

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe effect on global health and economies. The entire industry has been disrupted bringing unprecedented challenges to our business and the people within it. Through the pandemic our immediate focus was to protect our staff, suppliers and the workers with in our supply chain. Working very closely with our supply partners, adapting and navigating through the challenges.

The pandemic has provided an opportunity for the industry to pause and re-think the future. To enable us to build back better; we are focusing on how we work, sustainability, technology, and communication.

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