Security concerns are an unfortunate reality in today's global supply chains. American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. is committed to ensuring the security of the cargo and people throughout our supply chain. For us, taking steps to ensure that illegal weapons and contraband do not enter our country through our nation's ports is an important part of being a good corporate citizen.
AEO, Inc. is a Tier 3 member of the U.S. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program - the highest ranking awarded by Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a division of the US Department of Homeland Security. We work with our suppliers and third-party logistics and transportation partners to develop and implement programs designed to enhance security throughout the supply chain in accordance with C-TPAT guidelines and security recommendations. At a minimum, AEO, Inc. suppliers agree to comply with C-TPAT minimum security guidelines. Suppliers must also agree to provide us with details of their in-house security programs and to give us or our designee (including U.S. Customs & Border Protection officials) access to records and facilities to verify the implementation of such programs.
We work with our suppliers on an ongoing basis to modify and enhance security program standards to align with U.S. Customs & Border Protection and/or World Trade Organization (WTO) requirements.