Suppliers

A Generation of Good; 2013 Coprporate Consciousness Report

Build Communities SUPP LIERS • Developed Supplier Code of Conduct • Revised audit protocols • Inspected one supplier and terminated ties with this company • Will audit key Manufacturing Partners in 2014 but conducted no full audits in 2013 Ensuring that the companies that manufacture our products share our commitment to sustainably managing worker well-being, environmental impacts, and governance is critical to our mission. Our priority in 2013 was revising our comprehensive audit approach into a more streamlined protocol covering labor, health and safety, environment, ethics, management systems and compliance. We are determining how best to incorporate an evaluation of supplier sustainability strategies into this approach so that we can drive change Chapter 4 | build communities that is in line with our aspirations. Seventh Generation developed a Supplier Code of Conduct in 2013 based on the SA 8000® social accountability standard. This code outlines our expectations for suppliers to manage their businesses and employees in a responsible, ethical manner. We are implementing this standard throughout our supply chain in 2014 and plan to publish it on our website in mid-2014. Bobble presented new challenges for us as the company’s suppliers included three companies with seven locations in China. We conducted a preliminary inspection of one of these companies and found some concerning environmental, safety and labor situations. We ended our relationship with the company for a variety of reasons and brought those operations to the United States. We conducted no full audits of any of our suppliers in 2013, a significant 2020 GOALS BUILD COMMUNITIES WE ASPIRE TO ADVANCE SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EQUALITY TO UNLEASH HUMAN POTENTIAL. NURTURE THRIVING COMMUNITIES: SUPPLIERS EXCEED SOCIAL STANDARDS FOR HEALTH, SAFETY, ENVIRONMENT, AND EQUITY ELIMINATE HIGH-RISK, OFF-SHORE MANUFACTURERS CREATE A VIBRANT WORKPLACE: CREATE THE “BEST PLACE TO WORK” IN NORTH AMERICA VOLUNTEER 1% OF OUR TIME: AIP GOALS FOR 2013 AND 2014


A Generation of Good; 2013 Coprporate Consciousness Report
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