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THE APPAREL AND FOOTWEAR
SUPPLY CHAIN
TRANSPARENCY PLEDGE

This Transparency Pledge helps demonstrate apparel and footwear companies’ commitment towards greater transparency in their manufacturing supply chain.

Transparency of a company’s manufacturing supply chain better enables a company to collaborate with civil society in identifying, assessing, and avoiding actual or potential adverse human rights impacts. This is a critical step that strengthens a company’s human rights due diligence. 

Each company participating in this Transparency Pledge commits to taking at least the following steps within three months of committing to it:

Publish manufacturing sites

The company will publish on its website on a regular basis (such as twice a year) a list naming all sites that manufacture its products. The list should provide the following information in English:

  1. The full name of all authorized production units and 
  2. The site addresses.
  3. The parent company of the business at the site.
  4.  made.
  5.  at each site.

Companies will publish the above information in a spreadsheet or other searchable format.

 Align with the pledge

 

Rather know more? Read about the Top 3 reasons for supply chain transparency, and what current good practices are.

Who else has aligned with the pledge?

adidas
Alchemist
ASICS Corporation
ASOS
Babyface
Barbour
Benetton
C&A
Clarks
Cotton On
Dare to Be (Marlies Dekkers)
De Bijenkorf
Deckers Brands (UGG, HOKA, TEVA, Sanuk, KOOLABURRA)
Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc
Eileen Fisher Inc.
Esprit
Essenza Home
Fanatics
Fruit of the Loom
G-Star
H&M Group
Hanesbrands Inc.
HEMA
KappAhl
Kings of Indigo
Kontoor Brands
Kuyichi
L. Ten Cate
Lacoste
Levis
Lindex
Lululemon
Missguided
Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC)
New Balance
New Look
NEXT
Nike
O'Neill
Okimono
Patagonia
Pentland Brands
Pretty Lavish
PVH Corporation
Reformation
River Island
Schijvens
Studio Anneloes
Toms
Under Armour
Vanilia
VF Corporation
We Fashion
Zalando
Zeeman

Still not sure about aligning with the pledge?

Check out the Coalition’s responses to alleged barriers to supply chain transparency, which are laid out in our reports Follow the Thread and Fashion’s Next Trend.

Read our reports

additional steps
to consider

Align published factory lists with the Open Data Standard for the Apparel Sector

Submit the information to the Open Apparel Registry

Move beyond the minimum standard laid out in the Pledge