Supply Chain Disclosure
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act requires us to disclose our efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from our direct supply chains. FRANKiE4 Footwear US LTD maintains high standards of business ethics and human rights. We strive to balance social and environmental standards with innovative business solutions. We recognize the importance of responsibly sourced products and are committed to working with supply chain business partners that are dedicated to safe, humane, and ethical working conditions that comply with international labor standards.
Pursuant to the requirements of the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act, FRANKiE4 Footwear US LTD makes the following disclosures of our efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from our supply chain:
Supply Chain Verification
Our policy is to evaluate potential contract factories before they enter our supply chain to assess facility and country related risk for issues relating to forced labor, human trafficking and slavery. We use both internal and external audits as a means of performing this evaluation.
We monitor contracted factories' adherence to our standards through internal and external audits, as well as through collaboration with other brands.
Direct Suppliers' Certification of Materials
We are working on mapping out and understanding any potential impacts further up the supply chain, to develop standards for upstream suppliers of our contracted manufacturers. Our major leather supplier is a Gold-rated and audited member of the Leather Working Group. We also have two additional suppliers that are Silver-rated and audited members of the Leather Working Group.
Standards for Compliance
If our contracted factory is found to violate laws or our standards, it is responsible for continually improving performance against a master action plan and implementing management systems which support FRANKiE4 Footwear US LTD, local, and national expectations. If the factory fails to make progress against that plan, they are subject to further review and sanctions, including potential contract termination.
Employees and management with direct responsibility for supply chain management are provided training on forced labor, including human trafficking and slavery.