To this end, RAG has developed Responsible Sourcing Principles which set out our core values. These values are integral to how RAG does business and we expect our suppliers and sourcing agents to respect and promote these values in their factories throughout the world.
Core to these values are prohibition of child labour and forced labour, prohibition of harassment, payment of legal minimum wage, provision of a healthy and safe working environment, freedom of association and collective bargaining and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations in the countries in which the factories operate.
In addition, by signing up to these principles, suppliers and sourcing agents must agree not to use prohibited raw materials (including Uzbekistan cotton, AZO dyes and Angora), and prohibitive garment treatments (sandblasting) in any of our products.
RAG acknowledges that sourcing products in an ethically and socially responsible manner will involve a long road of continuous improvement, but we have started along that road and are committed to the journey.