cabi’s COMMITMENT TO RESPONSIBLE SOURCING
From the initial design of a garment to when it arrives on your doorstep, we’re committed to helping women thrive and providing excellence in all that we do. These high standards extend to our legal, ethical, and responsible conduct in all our operations.
We obtain most of the garments we provide from manufacturers in Southeast Asia. We recognize that our international suppliers conduct their business in political, legal, and cultural environments that differ from the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom where our Stylists operate, so to ensure we uphold our commitment to women, we partner with manufacturers who also commit to our high standards, including all factories, subcontractors, suppliers, and agents.
Cabi requires all suppliers to commit to the following:
- Acknowledge the Vendor Code of Conduct and make it available to their workers and supervisors.
- Promote best practices in their manufacturing facilities, with yearly renewals and a B or better rating.
- Be fully compliant or commit to reach compliance in cabi’s 12 values through yearly audits.
- If issues of noncompliance are identified, work to address such issues under a spirit of continuous improvement.
cabi CODE OF VENDOR CONDUCT
We seek to be transparent and require the same of those we work with.
We are committed to working with suppliers who are open and honest with us. Cabi suppliers are requested to maintain complete and accurate records and information so compliance can be effectively assessed. Suppliers must not coach employees on how to answer questions or respond to inquiries by cabi or our representatives.
Together with our partners, we are fully compliant.
Our suppliers must commit to comply with all applicable local, national, and international laws, standards, and regulations relevant to their business operations.
We monitor our suppliers for ongoing compliance.
We seek to develop strong ties with all our manufacturing facilities. As part of that relationship, cabi monitors annually and reserves the right to conduct inspections of all manufacturing facilities. To maintain their relationship with us, our suppliers are responsible for:
- Ensuring the requirements in this Code are understood and implemented at every level;
- Maintaining all documentation necessary to demonstrate compliance with this Code;
- Allowing cabi representatives full access to facilities, documents, and workers; and
- Submitting an improvement plan to address any issues of noncompliance that may be found during the course of compliance inspections.
Cabi may terminate its business relationship with any supplier who is unwilling or unable to comply with the provisions set forth herein.
We are committed to the protection and preservation of the environment.
Cabi suppliers must adhere to applicable local, national, and international laws and regulations regarding the protection and preservation of the environment.
All workers must be of the legal working age.
Our suppliers must comply with all applicable child labor laws and must not employ workers younger than the local legal working age. Further, if the age for completing compulsory education or the minimum working age in the country for manufacturing jobs is older than the local legal working age, workers must be of the older minimum working age, even if otherwise permitted by local law. Suppliers must comply with all other applicable child labor laws, and workers under the age of 18 shall not perform work that may jeopardize their health or safety.
We are against the use of forced labor.
The use of any type of forced labor is against cabi policy. Cabi’s suppliers shall ensure that all employment is voluntary and free from violence, threats, financial penalties, or coercion. There shall be no restrictions on movement or withholding of personal documents or deposits. The suppliers must take adequate steps to ensure workers are not trafficked or otherwise exploited.
We are against discrimination in all forms.
We encourage cabi suppliers not to discriminate in employment practices, including recruitment, hiring, compensation, training, benefits, advancement, termination, or retirement on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national or social origin, religion, gender, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, political opinion, or any other personal characteristics or beliefs.
All workers must be treated with respect and dignity.
Corporal punishment or physical, sexual, psychological, or verbal harassment or abuse of employees is against cabi policy.
All workers must be compensated and benefited at the local industry standard.
Cabi suppliers must comply with all applicable laws and regulations relating to wages and benefits. Workers shall be paid at least the minimum wage or a wage that is consistent with prevailing local industry standards, whichever is higher. Overtime work shall be compensated at the premium rate as is legally required and not exceed maximum hours mandated by local law. Compensation must be provided at least monthly and should be provided without illegal or inappropriate deductions or penalties.
Workers shall not be required to work more than the maximum hours mandated by local law (including overtime).
Cabi suppliers must comply with all applicable laws and regulations relating to hours of work. Workers shall not be required to work more than the maximum hours mandated by local law (including overtime).
All workers should have the right to an open means of communication.
Cabi suppliers are encouraged to recognize and respect the rights of workers to freedom of association and collective bargaining. Where such rights are not provided by law, suppliers should take steps to provide an open means of communication with workers.
Health and safety are of the utmost importance.
Cabi suppliers must comply with all applicable laws and regulations governing workplace health and safety. Suppliers shall provide their workers with a clean, safe, and healthy work and living environment.