Social Responsibility

monitoring SUPPLIER CONDITIONS

Our supplier map. Shaded areas represent countries where J.Crew goods were sourced in fiscal 2012.

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 help guide our program.

The suppliers who manufacture our products are regularly inspected to monitor compliance with our Code of Vendor Conduct and related laws and regulations. All new suppliers are subject to inspection before any purchase orders are placed. A typical inspection consists of document

reviews, private worker interviews and a walk-through of the facility to assess workplace health and safety. When appropriate, we will also conduct surveillance and off-site interviews.

At the end of fiscal year 2012, there were 184 active vendors representing approximately 299 authorized factories worldwide. We inspected 100% of new factories and 86% of our existing authorized factories. The factories we inspected in 2012 represent approximately 92% of our total production.

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 manufacture of J.Crew goods (suppliers). In addition, suppliers are also expected to share our commitment to quality... READ MORE →

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 our 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... READ MORE →

INDUSTRY COLLABORATION
AND PARTNERSHIPS
J.Crew is a member of the Fair Factories Clearinghouse (FFC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating continuous improvement in workplace conditions through technology and collaboration. Our membership in the FFC has allowed for improved communication with our 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 commitment 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 →
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