Social Compliance Policy
Hudson’s Bay Company (“HBC”) takes social compliance very seriously. Our social compliance program is designed to address the working conditions of our factory workers, to ensure that they are treated with dignity and respect, while protecting the integrity of our assortment of brands sold in Hudson’s Bay, Home Outfitters, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH – in both their “brick and mortar” and online stores.
The principles of our Ethical Sourcing – Supplier Code of Conduct (the “Code”) are based on the United Nations Human Rights Declaration, the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) core conventions, and the United Nations Framework on Business and Human rights. The Supplier Code of Conduct applies to all companies which supply the company and its individual banners with goods and merchandise.
The HBC Social Compliance Program is mandatory for domestic and overseas import suppliers producing private and/or captive brands; and overseas import suppliers producing national branded merchandise. The applicable suppliers are required to disclose their factories and participate in factory audits. If the supplier or brand manages and enforces their own social compliance program, the supplier may submit supporting documents to demonstrate that it meets HBC’s standards outlined in the Supplier Code of Conduct. Failure to fully disclose or cooperate will lead to cancelled purchase orders or in some cases termination of business by HBC and/or its banners.