We are committed to upholding high social, ethical and environmental standards in the supply chain, as well as to empowering marginalised artisans. WHL is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and as such is committed to operating in ways that meet fundamental responsibilities in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption in accordance with the 10 Principles of the Compact.
Our group approach to ethical trade is broadly built around a number of key elements:
All of our first tier suppliers, regardless of their location, are bound by our businesses’ Codes of Practices that have been developed in accordance with conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and guidance from the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) Base Code to underpin our programme, and to help determine principles specific to Woolworths Holdings.
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Through Mimco’s partnership with the Ethical Fashion Artisans (EFA) and Trenery’s partnership with Pachacuti, a Fair Trade-certified organisation – Country Road Group aims to empower women, working directly with women’s cooperatives promoting fair working practices and fair prices among artisans to make a real difference to the lives of artisans, their families and communities.
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