Supply Chain Disclosure

The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act requires us to disclose our efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from our direct supply chains. We take seriously the federal and international efforts to end all kinds of forced labor – whether in the form of prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor, human trafficking or otherwise – through standards set forth in our Code of Conduct,  and detailed in the section "Employment is Voluntary".

 

Supply Chain Verification. Our policy is to evaluate potential contract factories before they enter our supply chain to assess facility and country related risk for issues relating to forced labor, human trafficking and slavery. We use both internal and external audits as a means of performing this evaluation.

 

Supplier Audits. We monitor contracted factories' adherence to our standards through internal and external audits, as well as through collaboration with other brands via membership in the Fair Factories Clearinghouse. Each year we monitor a subset of our contract factories base.

 

Direct Suppliers' Certification of Materials. We are working on mapping out and understanding any potential impacts further up the supply chain, to develop standards for upstream suppliers of our contracted manufacturers.

 

Standards for Compliance. If a contracted factory is found to violate laws or our standards, it is responsible for improving performance against a master action plan. If the factory fails to make progress against that plan, they are subject to further review and sanctions, including potential contract termination.

 

Training. Employees and management with direct responsibility for supply chain management are provided training on forced labor, including human trafficking and slavery.

 

For more information on the Code of Conduct and the “Employment is Voluntary” Code Leadership Standard you can contact the Cole Haan Corporate Social Responsibility Department at: risk.management@colehaan.com.