Jockey International, Inc. (“Jockey”) is a global supplier of apparel products. Jockey is proud of its tradition of conducting business in accordance with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with United States and international laws. Jockey is aware of the risks of human trafficking and slavery in its supply chain and remains committed to preventing and eradicating human trafficking and slavery.
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB-657) requires retail sellers and manufacturers doing business in California to disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking in their direct supply chain. To address the regulations of this Act, Jockey discloses the following:
Jockey regularly assesses the risk of human trafficking and slavery related to its apparel supply chain. This risk assessment is performed internally (not by a third party) using external and internal resources. The external resources include the CIA World Factbook, U.S. Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor, the U.S. Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons Report, and various ILO reports.
Jockey conducts audits of direct suppliers. Jockey has developed and issued a code of conduct to its direct suppliers. Direct suppliers are evaluated on their compliance of Jockey’s code of conduct through audits. Supplier audits are unannounced and are performed by third parties.
Jockey’s purchasing agreements require all suppliers to comply with applicable laws within the country of business regarding slavery and human trafficking.
Jockey maintains and enforces internal accountability procedures, based on Jockey’s code of conduct, for employees and contractors regarding company standards in slavery and human trafficking. If an employee or contractor does not comply with Jockey’s standards, Jockey reserves the right to examine the situation and resolve the non-compliance in the best manner available. When non-compliances are not remedied in a timely manner, or are repeated by the same employees or contractors, Jockey may terminate the employment or business relationship. To effectively assist in the resolution of incidences of human trafficking and slavery within Jockey’s supply chain, Jockey depends on the cooperation of its employees and contractors.
Jockey conducts internal training to ensure that employees who have direct responsibility for supply chain management are knowledgeable and aware of the issues and concerns surrounding the supply chain, including mitigating the risk of human trafficking and slavery.