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Yet the initiatives are not modern slavery specific - also deal with environmental/sustainability concerns.
“Social compliance including Modern Slavery is an area we engage with in our dealings with our peer companies and various industry bodies and participants. Rip Curl is involved in a number of surf industry, fashion and retail bodies and associations, and is also a member of the Responsible Brand Alliance, a body established and hosted by the Australian Fashion Council, to allow brands such as ours to share experiences and collaborate with peers regarding sustainability matters.”
“As mentioned in paragraph 4, since 2017 Rip Curl has participated in the Baptist World Aid Fashion report grading over 130 apparel companies achieving a Bin the 2021 report. Involvement in and preparation of the Report allows a forum for interacting with and learning from Baptist Word Aid and other participants.”
“We are members of APCO (the Australian Packaging Covenant). With the guidance of our parent company, Rip Curl became a member of BCI (The Better Cotton Initiative) in this reporting period, ensuring the traceability of our cotton supply, and continue to work towards certification as a B Corporation and FLA (Fair Labor Association) accreditation.”