Managing labour standards and human rights in the supply chain.
G-Star has maintained its policies and processes and has a publicly available Code of Conduct, which supports ethical sourcing and labour standards. G-Star has a detailed and documented process to ensure suppliers (CMT, sub suppliers and mills) sign the Code of Conduct. In addition to communicating expectations, G-Star continues to maintain a system to monitor labour rights risks within its supply base. This comprehensive foundation is reflected in a level 1 score of 100%.
G-Star has been working with 50% of its supply base for over 10 years and has an internal team to monitor compliance and identify and address non-conformities. G-Star has maintained a dedicated team responsible for standards within its supply chain and has continued to maintain purchasing practices and processes that effectively ensure that factories have adequate lead time and prices on orders. These activities resulted in a level 2 score of 94%.
The brand has conducted systematic studies on human rights risks relevant to its supply chain risk mapping and has established programmes to understand how its own sourcing intersects with wider human rights issues and how to mitigate human rights risks. The brand undertakes activities to calculate fair wages for workers and works towards delivering fair wages in their supply chain. There is room for the brand to further develop its grievance process and record and disclose details of its human rights grievance system, resulting in a score of 64% at level 3.