Guiding Principles

Our Code of Ethics and Vendor Code of Conduct establish our guiding principles, which apply to every associate, officer, director, and supplier of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.

Our Commitment to Respect Human Rights

We believe that the idea of human rights is as simple as it is powerful - treating people with dignity. We acknowledge and embrace our role to respect human rights.

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. supports the universal human rights principles as outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the eight core conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO)'s Declaration on the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

We work to promote respect for human rights throughout our operations. We seek to avoid practices that infringe upon human rights and will work to address violations we find, including within our supply chain. We recognize that, in practice, this may involve complex and difficult decisions in order to balance competing rights, as well as practical constraints within the business and legal environments in which we operate.

Our human rights commitment is inspired and informed by the United Nations 'Protect, Respect & Remedy' Framework as outlined by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on human rights and transnational corporations.

This Framework rests on three pillars: the State Duty to Protect human rights through laws, regulation, and adjudication; the Corporate Responsibility to Respect human rights, which means to act with due diligence to avoid infringing on the rights of others and to address adverse impacts that occur; and greater Access to Effective Remedies for victims of human rights abuses.

Our commitment is implemented through our Code of Ethics and Vendor Code of Conduct and applies to all associates, officers, directors, and suppliers of the company.