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Is a code of conduct included in supplier contracts?
Metric Type
Company Groups
Value Type
Research Policy
Community Assessed
Report Type
Supply Chain Policy document
Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Project JUST was created to transform the fashion industry into a transparent, accountable and sustainable system that celebrates the stories, the people and the resources behind the clothing.

To do so, they developed a robust methodology for researching brands and their sustainability practices for their searchable brand directory. The directory provides comparable research on brands to empower shoppers to make more informed and ethical purchasing decisions and to put pressure on brands to improve their practices.

While Project JUST dissolved in 2018, the research methodology can be continued through data contributions on WikiRate. 

This metric falls within the Social section of questions, which looks at how a brand is treating the people in its supply chain. 


Use publicly available reports from the brand OR third-party reported information for the Project JUST category: Social to answer this question.

Check the brand’s website to find policies, statements or commitments that state the brand includes a code of conduct in supplier contracts. If the company publishes a Modern Slavery Act statement, this can sometimes be found there. In order to anser "Yes" to this question, the company must explicitly state the inclusion of CoCs in supplier contracts or purchasing agreements. If the company states that it "requires all suppliers to comply with its Code of Conduct" this is insufficient for a Yes answer. Example of a Yes answer is: "our contractual process requires every service provider to agree that all of their business dealings will be in alignment with our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (p. 5 source)

Unknown is only a correct answer where a supplier or vendor Code of Conduct is not found. Otherwise select 'Yes' or 'No' accordingly.