When our company was founded in 1889, Hamilton Carhartt talked about the role of a
in doing, "the just and honest thing, gainful if possible". These core principles have underpinned
Carhartt's approach to business for more than 125 years and are as relevant today as they were in
Building on our roots as an American company, Carhartt products are today manufactured
globally. Production is centered in company-owned factories in the U.S. and Mexico, and in a network
supplier and licensee factories around the world.
We are keenly aware of the environmental and human rights challenges presented by global
have taken a number of important steps to help ensure that our principles are upheld throughout the
global network of factories supporting our business. Key steps include:
* Adopting a Workplace Code of Conduct that
establishes expectations for all of our supplier and
licensee relationships. This Code provides key base line expectations for environmental protection,
responsible working conditions, and fundamental human rights. It is based on the Core Conventions of
the International Labor Organization and the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
* In addition to these third-party assessments,
Carhartt sourcing and quality assurance personnel
and work in supplier facilities on an ongoing basis. These individuals have been trained on
workplace conditions and Carhartt's expectations for suppliers. The regular presence of Carhartt
personnel at supplier facilities allows us to closely monitor day-to-day work conditions
periodic audits by WRAP or other third-parties.