supply chain disclosure
Port Authority is proud of its strong commitment to responsible sourcing.
Port Authority is committed to conducting business in a socially responsible manner. This includes recognizing that we have a responsibility towards ensuring that slavery and trafficking do not occur in our supply chain. We seek to operate in compliance with the highest standard and all applicable national laws wherever we do business, and to respect and support international principles aimed at preventing and eradicating trafficking and slavery, as described in the 2000 United Nations “Palermo Protocol” and the 1926 Slavery Convention.
The 2010 California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (the Act), which became effective January 1, 2012, requires companies such as Port Authority to disclose our efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from our supply chain. Our Global Operating Principles - a set of principles based on labor standards of the International Labor Organization covers forced labor, child labor, harassment or abuse, discrimination, wages, freedom of association, among others covering risks associated with trafficking and slavery of workers.
Our third-party verification of our Global Operating Principles is rigorous and certain factories are also independently monitored by the Fair Labor Association (FLA). We are proud of our affiliation with the FLA and continue to work with them and other socially responsible apparel companies to evaluate and develop improved and comprehensive human rights policies, supplier monitoring and training programs, worker hotline channels, and other best practices aimed at ensuring full compliance throughout the supply chain of our private label products.
As an Accredited Participating Company of the FLA, our suppliers are required to submit to independent monitoring by the FLA. Factories that are selected for monitoring are chosen at random by the FLA without any prior knowledge to either the factory or to Post Authority. We believe this creates a high level of accountability and transparency at the factories which manufacture our products.
In addition to the monitoring activities of the FLA, both our Compliance Team and independent third party auditors perform periodic and unannounced compliance audits at the facilities of each supplier involved in the production of our proprietary products. Should we discover that any remediation is required, our Compliance Team works closely with the supplier and the facility to ensure that timely corrective actions are taken, including appropriate monitoring and verification.
- Anti-human trafficking and anti-slavery campaigns: Please visit www.palermoprotocol.com for more information.
- The Fair Labor Association: Please visit www.fairlabor.org for more information.
- The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act: Please see the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act legislation, linked here, for more information.