Human rights, equality and safe working conditions are much more than a guideline — we do not compromise on people’s lives and well-being. The well-being of our employees and the employees in the entire value chain of Tom Tailor is our top priority, and integral to our social responsibility.
Essential components of our corporate culture include protecting our employees’ rights, providing voluntary benefits, and embodying our collaboration principles. We are committed to ethical and safe working conditions at our suppliers’ sites, too.
Improving the working conditions and the well-being of the people who make our clothes is essential. As this can’t be achieved alone, we committed ourselves to the principles of amfori BSCI.
The BSCI Code of Conduct is based on the core conventions and standards set out, for example, in the UN Declaration of Human Rights, the ILO, and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
The „Code of Conduct“ stands for:
- Freedom of association
- Prohibition of child labor
- Fair statutory wage
- Fixed working hours, with a maximum of 48 hours per week
- Safe working conditions
Before becoming a supplier for Tom Tailor, the prospective partner needs to sign this Code of Conduct.
Our products are made by over 108 suppliers in over 162 factories around the world. Like most fashion brands, we don’t own the factories where our clothes are made. But we want everyone involved in making our products to have a safe, fair and equal working environment. Our goal is to make sure our values are respected in every country and by every supplier.
To ensure that suppliers and manufacturers meet our working conditions, our environmental policy, and our health and safety standards, we make regular announced and unannounced inspections.
If we find deviations during one of our visits, we work out appropriate action and development plans with the respective supplier.
Our goal is to constantly improve the conditions suppliers offer, and accompany them in that process throughout our entire business relationship, which we strive to make a long-lasting one.
Animal welfare is close to our hearts. That’s why the processing of certain materials of animal origin is prohibited and an integral part of our “Social Compliance Manual and Restrictions on Material” handbook. Our products do not contain:
- Down or feathers made from live plucking or forced fattening
- Real fur
- Uncertified alpaca, angora, mohair or cashmere
- Leather from Indian cows or hides from endangered species
- Shells of animals
Wool may only be processed if the respective farm has committed to the “Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare”.
By 2025, we have set ourselves the goal of only processing wool that is certified to the “Responsible Wool Standard”.