Social Responsibility

IMPROVING SUPPLIER CONDITIONS

We are committed to long-term relationships with our suppliers. It is our practice to assist noncompliant suppliers to become compliant with the J.Crew Code of Vendor Conduct. We provide our suppliers with the tools they need to improve working conditions, including training and in-factory consultations.

We terminate a business relationship only as a last resort if a critical issue of noncompliance is identified or when a supplier is unwilling to meet our requirements despite our efforts to help them become compliant.

We regularly conduct Responsible Sourcing training seminars for our suppliers. These seminars focus on the J.Crew Code of Vendor Conduct, program requirements and other relevant topics, including working hours and overtime, health and safety and management systems. Since 2005, we have conducted six seminars and have provided training to over 400 supplier representatives. Our most recent seminar was held in Shenzhen, China, in May 2012. We also conduct regular training for J.Crew associates who work with suppliers, covering program requirements and how to best support the company’s responsible sourcing efforts.

J.CREW REsponsible sourcing

J.CREW CODE OF
VENDOR CONDUCT
J.Crew is committed to a standard of excellence in every aspect of our business, including legal, ethical and responsible conduct in all of our operations. We expect these same commitments to be shared by all factories, subcontractors, suppliers and agents who are affiliated with the manufacturing of J.Crew goods (suppliers). In addition, suppliers are also expected to share our commitment to quality... READ MORE →

monitoring SUPPLIER
CONDITIONS
While it’s relatively simple to communicate our expectations to our suppliers, it is more complicated to verify compliance throughout our supply chain. Therefore, we carefully select and rely on independent external firms to conduct both announced and unannounced inspections of manufacturing facilities and to advise our program.
The suppliers who manufacture our products are regularly inspected... READ MORE →

INDUSTRY COLLABORATION
AND PARTNERSHIPS
J.Crew is a member of the Fair Factories Clearinghouse (FFC), a nonprofit organization that facilitates continuous improvement in workplace conditions through an innovative information tracking and sharing platform. Our membership in the FFC has allowed for improved communication with our internal and external business partners and has made us more effective and efficient in our program operations. More information can be found at www.fairfactories.org. READ MORE →

Sourcing Materials
Responsibly
We are committed to using the highest-quality materials to deliver the best possible products to our customers. This includes making sure that the materials used in our products are harvested and processed in line with our broader commitment to social responsibility. To that end, we have a number of policies on our specific expectations that include the following... READ MORE →