Social Responsibility

Responsible Sourcing & the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act

James Perse strives to achieve and maintain high standards of corporate integrity and ethical behavior in every aspect of our business.  Such standards are set forth in the James Perse Supplier Code of Conduct ("Code of Conduct"). The Code of Conduct contains important legal, ethical, behavioral, and other requirements in the areas of Transparent Recordkeeping Practices, Child Labor, Forced Labor, Fair Compensation, Working Hours, Non-discrimination, Health and Safety, Freedom of Association, the Environment, Conflicts of Interest, and Anti-bribery. The businesses that help make our products are expected to operate not only in a lawful manner but also in compliance with the Code of Conduct.

The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 requires many companies manufacturing or selling products in California to disclose their efforts (if any) to address the issues of slavery and human trafficking, thus allowing consumers to make more informed choices about the products they buy.  To that end, we: (1) commission independent audits of our suppliers to confirm adherence to our standards regarding slavery and human trafficking; (2) require our suppliers to certify that the products they supply comply with both the Code of Conduct and applicable laws regarding slavery and human trafficking in the countries in which they do business; (3) hold employees and suppliers accountable to our standards regarding labor practices; and (4) train our employees responsible for supply chain management on mitigating the risk of slave labor and human trafficking.