Managing labour standards and human rights in the supply chain.
Ted Baker continues to have clear policies and processes to monitor labour standards within its supply chain. The brand’s strategy remains underpinned by its Code of Conduct (CoC) which upholds the International Labour Organization (ILO). Ted Baker continues to document its process for ensuring it has communicated its CoC to all of its suppliers. These foundational activities have resulted in a level 1 score of 91%.
Ted Baker monitors and reports the number and proportion of direct suppliers that have a valid social compliance audit and records suppliers in full compliance with the relevant social standard(s). The brand has continued to invest in training its commercial teams on labour standards and has formally assigned accountability to senior management. There remains an opportunity for Ted Baker to extend its training to suppliers’ management teams, resulting in a level 2 score of 79%.
Ted Baker has taken steps to achieve best practice and has a process to track homeworkers in its supply chain. The brand has started to work with Segura to further develop its supplier mapping. There remains room for Ted Baker to undertake activities to ensure freedom of association and collective bargaining, develop a grievance programme and undertake activities to calculate living wages for workers within its supply chain, resulting in a score of 19% at level 3.