Sustainability

Corporate Social Responsibility is built into TALULAH brands, team and business. Here at TALULAH we strive to create social, ethical and environmental change by operating responsibly and ethically and committing to:

  • Integrity
  • Equal Employment Opportunity and Career Development
  • Work Health & Safety
  • Strengthening Our Community
  • Maintaining Ethical Practice
  • Recycling

 

TALULAH supports the ethical production of TALULAH branded merchandise through programs focused on safety, labour, and the environment.

Ethical sourcing of TALULAH branded products is an important focus of TALULAH’s overall corporate citizenship efforts. TALULAH promotes the ethical production of TALULAH branded products by working to improve labour conditions in production facilities, testing the safety and integrity of products, and exploring ways to reduce the environmental footprint of the supply chain.

TALULAH has and will continue to allow its customers to make informed fashion choices, and assist the textile, clothing and footwear industry in ethical and sustainable manufacturing.

INTEGRITY

TALULAH works with integrity with consumers, wholesalers, suppliers and employees to operate in an ethical and safe environment. TALULAH understands that it is our responsibility to operate as a sustainable company and that it is just the beginning of our journey to becoming more sustainable. TALULAH will continue to review and improve its operations and its impact on the planet as we grow and produce our brand collections.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT

We are committed to equal opportunity in employment for all regardless of age, career status, disability, industrial activity, physical features, political belief or activity, pregnancy, race, religion, gender or sexual preference.

WORK HEALTH &SAFETY

We are committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace. TALULAH complies with legal Health &Safety requirements as a minimum standard, and works to actively promote well-being and safety by operating the highest of safety environments. We continue to educate and train our workforce, increasing overall awareness of work health and safety.

STRENGTHENING OUR COMMUNITY

TALULAH is committed to supporting its local community within Byron Bay as well as the external communities of which our products and services operate including USA, The Middle East, Hong Kong, Asia Pacific, Australia and New Zealand. We continue to support growth within our communities globally through corporate donation, volunteer work and community partnerships.

ETHICAL PRACTICE

TALULAH believes all business should be conducted with ethical and sustainable products. Our consumers can be confident that workers involved in the making of our products receive fair wages and work under decent conditions. Our supply chains and local and international sub-contractors are compliant with Australian Ethical Laws and the Commonwealth Government’s Fair Work Principles.

OFFICE &ENVIRONMENT

Where possible, TALULAH purchases sustainable office products, which are manufactured with recycled paper and plastic content. TALULAH has created an internal Environmental Code of Practice to ensure all employees, suppliers and third parties work in accordance with these guidelines to do the right thing for our planet. TALULAH actively recycles and operates the business with organic and recycles materials where possible to develop a sustainable operation that supports our environment worldwide.

REUSABLE CLOTH BAGS

TALULAH is committed to understanding, managing and, where possible, reducing the environmental impacts of our operations. TALULAH designs and produces reusable packaging to limit waste across our business lines and used packaging that reaches landfill.

TALULAH CODE OF CONDUCT FOR ETHICAL MANUFACTURING

TALULAH’s International Labour Standards (ILS) program evaluates and helps address working conditions in facilities producing TALULAH-branded products. These facilities are not owned or controlled by TALULAH but are businesses engaged by the independent licensees and vendors with whom we do business. TALULAH has had a Code of Conduct for Manufacturers since inception that is designed to be consistent with the core conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR MANUFACTURERS

Our Code of Conduct for Manufacturers sets forth requirements for manufacturers of our products with respect to labour standards and working conditions. The principles embodied in our Code are designed to be consistent with core conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO), the specialized agency of the United Nations focused on global labour standards, as well as codes set forth by key labour standards organizations.

At TALULAH, we are committed to:

  • A standard of excellence in every aspect of our business and in every corner of the world;
  • Ethical and responsible conduct in all of our operations;
  • Respect for the rights of all individuals; and
  • Respect for the environment.

We expect these same commitments to be shared by all manufacturers of TALULAH merchandise. At a minimum, we require that all manufacturers of TALULAH merchandise meet the following standards:

 

CHILD LABOUR

Manufacturers will not use child labour. The term "child" refers to a person younger than 15 (or 14 where local law allows) or, if higher, the local legal minimum age for employment or the age for completing compulsory education. Manufacturers employing young persons who do not fall within the definition of "children" will also comply with any laws and regulations applicable to such persons.

INVOLUNTARY LABOUR

Manufacturers will not use any forced or involuntary labour, whether prison, bonded, indentured or otherwise.

COERCION AND HARASSMENT

Manufacturers will treat each employee with dignity and respect, and will not use corporal punishment, threats of violence or other forms of physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse.

NON-DISCRIMINATION

Manufacturers will not discriminate in hiring and employment practices, including salary, benefits, advancement, discipline, termination or retirement, on the basis of race, religion, age, nationality, social or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender, political opinion or disability.

ASSOCIATION

Manufacturers will respect the rights of employees to associate, organize and bargain collectively in a lawful and peaceful manner, without penalty or interference.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Manufacturers will provide employees with a safe and healthy workplace in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, ensuring at a minimum reasonable access to potable water and sanitary facilities; fire safety; and adequate lighting and ventilation. Manufacturers will also ensure that the same standards of health and safety are applied in any housing that they provide for employees.

COMPENSATION

We expect manufacturers to recognize that wages are essential to meeting employees' basic needs. Manufacturers will, at a minimum, comply with all applicable wage and hour laws and regulations, including those relating to minimum wages, overtime, maximum hours, piece rates and other elements of compensation, and provide legally mandated benefits. Except in extraordinary business circumstances, manufacturers will not require employees to work more than the lesser of (a) 48 hours per week and 12 hours overtime or (b) the limits on regular and overtime hours allowed by local law or, where local law does not limit the hours of work, the regular work week plus 12 hours overtime. In addition, except in extraordinary business circumstances, employees will be entitled to at least one day off in every seven-day period. Manufacturers will compensate employees for overtime hours at such premium rate as is legally required or, if there is no legally prescribed premium rate, at a rate at least equal to the regular hourly compensation rate. Where local industry standards are higher than applicable legal requirements, we expect manufacturers to meet the higher standards.

PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT

Manufacturers will comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations.

OTHER LAWS

Manufacturers will comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including those pertaining to the manufacture, pricing, sale and distribution of merchandise. All references to "applicable laws and regulations" in this Code of Conduct include local and national codes, rules and regulations as well as applicable treaties and voluntary industry standards.

SUBCONTRACTING

Manufacturers will not use subcontractors for the manufacture of TALULAH merchandise or components thereof without TALULAH’s express written consent, and only after the subcontractor has entered into a written commitment with TALULAH to comply with this Code of Conduct.

MONITORING AND COMPLIANCE

Manufacturers will authorize TALULAH and its designated agents (including third parties) to engage in monitoring activities to confirm compliance with this Code of Conduct, including unannounced on-site inspections of manufacturing facilities and employer-provided housing; reviews of books and records relating to employment matters; and private interviews with employees. Manufacturers will maintain on site all documentation that may be needed to demonstrate compliance with this Code of Conduct.

PUBLICATION

Manufacturers will take appropriate steps to ensure that the provisions of this Code of Conduct are communicated to employees, including the prominent posting of a copy of this Code of Conduct, in the local language and in a place readily accessible to employees, at all times.

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