Our strategy to improve apparel factory working conditions starts with factory inspections based on our Vendor Code of Conduct. We then focus on remediating the issues we find during those inspections, which often includes additional factory training and capacity building programs.
Unfortunately, we can't solve all of the problems we find by working alone, so we partner with other brands and retailers, multi-stakeholder organizations, civil society groups, trade unions, governments, and others to better understand and address what is happening in the factories and countries where our clothes are made. Working together, we strive to collectively develop more sustainable solutions to the problems we find.
Finally, we are committed to being transparent about how we are doing. We know that reporting publicly on our efforts is one of the most effective ways to ensure that we remain focused on our goals, disciplined in our efforts, and accountable for our performance.