OUR OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN
RAG’s high-quality products are produced in numerous countries across the world.
Whilst we do not own or operate factories, we have developed considerable long-term relationships with our valued suppliers and are proud of the working relationships we share.
We collaborate with these suppliers to ensure the working environments in which our products are made are compliant with and align to RAG’s Responsible Sourcing Principles which specifically address modern slavery.
We acknowledge that our supply chains are complex and include various stages, geographies and skill sets to bring our products from raw materials through to finished products. These include the factories where garments are completed; the locations where materials are developed and made into fabric such as in various mills and dye houses; and further down the line, our raw materials which come from farms and various wholesaling relationships.
At present, RAG’s strongest relationships are with the suppliers who are at the final stage of our manufacturing process. As a result, our current procedures focus on addressing modern slavery risks in this labour-intensive process. We recognize that there is a need to continue expanding these procedures further down our supply chain.
STAGES IN PRODUCING OUR PRODUCTS
IDENTIFIED MODERN SLAVERY RISKS IN OUR OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN
ADDRESSING MODERN SLAVERY RISK: OUR APPROACH
Our aims for the next year are:
We aim to work with our Fabric Mills to monitor social, ethical and environmental accreditation and practises. We will develop our strategy for monitoring compliance.
We continue to diversify our supply chain and are ensuring that a key consideration in this process is the risk assessment of social and ethical risks in new regions, and as required, developing tailored controls to meet these needs.
To continue the substantial progress we have made in the last 12 months to further map our supply chain into tier 3.
We also aim to further develop our strategy to source more sustainable cotton and polyester.
Develop training programs for our internal and external team members and suppliers on sustainable purchasing/production.