"Policy and contractual provisions – Supply Chain
Our Supplier policy suite to which all suppliers must comply includes our Supplier Code of Conduct, which is based on the ETI Base Code and addresses forced labour risks including child labour and debt bondage. The Supplier Code of Conduct coupled with our ethical sourcing policy suite governs the minimum requirements of our trading relationships. To assist with compliance and understanding, our Supplier Code of Conduct has been translated into Mandarin for China based factories.
Our policy suite includes:
• supplier code of conduct
• young worker and child labour policy
• forced labour policy; and
• ban on cotton harvested from Uzbekistan.
Additionally, our Purchase Order Terms and Conditions requires compliance with our Code and policy suite. In 2021, this will be further strengthened to reference Modern Slavery risks more specifically including compliance with relevant legislation. In parallel, as with our non-merchandise suppliers, our merchandise supply chain will be engaged by the inclusion of Modern Slavery clauses into agreements.
Similarly, whilst planned for the reporting period but delayed due to COVID-19, in 2021, a more robust Supplier Code of Conduct with its application broadened to include non-merchandise suppliers of goods and services will be rolled out."
I checked child labour and forced labour because the policy suite includes forced labour policy and child labour policy and because:
"Our Supplier policy suite to which all suppliers must comply
includes our Supplier Code of Conduct, which is based on the
ETI Base Code and addresses forced labour risks including
child labour and debt bondage" (p.7)