ETHICAL TRADE

Hobbs is committed to promoting safe, fair and decent working conditions across our business and supply chains, so all our partners - long-standing and new - agree to abide by local laws and international labour and human rights standards.

PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS

WHO WE WORK WITH

Navigating global supply chain issues – which are dependent on geopolitical contexts – is extremely complex, and that is why we work with these leading and specialist organisations to support our evolving journey.

The Ethical Trading Initiative

The Ethical Trading Initiative

A leading alliance of companies, trade unions and non-governmental organisations that promotes respect for workers' rights around the globe. Their vision is a world where all workers are free from exploitation and discrimination, and enjoy conditions of freedom, security and equity.

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Anti-Slavery International

Anti-Slavery International

The organisation first identified slavery in supply chains as a key issue over two decades ago. They tackle modern slavery in supply chains through research, advocacy and engagement with business.

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The Open Apparel Registry

The Open Apparel Registry

A public source map and database of global apparel facilities, with their affiliations and unique open apparel registry IDs assigned to each facility.

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The International Transport Workers’ Federation

The International Transport Workers’ Federation

A democratic, affiliate-led federation recognised as the world’s leading transport authority. They fight to improve working lives and help their members to secure rights, equality and justice.

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Quizrr

Quizrr

Helps suppliers and buyers in building a common knowledge platform, a safe workplace, trust, transparency and dialogue for all employees at all levels in the supply chain. Quizrr provides a fun, fast and flexible training tool for measurable impact.

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HomeWorkers Worldwide

HomeWorkers Worldwide

Works to support homeworkers and their organisations in their struggle for rights and respect.

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End Uyghur Forced Labour

End Uyghur Forced Labour

A coalition of civil society organisations and trade unions united to end state-sponsored forced labour and other egregious human rights abuses against people from the Uyghur Region in China, known to local people as East Turkestan.

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Sedex

Sedex

One of the world’s leading ethical trade membership organisations, working with businesses to improve working conditions in global supply chains.

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Segura

Segura

A leading cloud-based platform for next generation transparency which harmonises supply chain management and compliance.

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SUPPLIER TRANSPARENCY

Mapping our supply chain is essential in increasing transparency and supports us in managing and mitigating global sourcing risks. Each part of the supply chain is mapped by tier and so far, we have fully mapped the first two tiers, with the aim of achieving full traceability down to our raw materials.

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WHERE WE MANUFACTURE

Carefully chosen for their expertise, our global network of suppliers, factories, and partners must also meet progressive social and environmental standards.

Currently we manufacture in 89 first tier factories across 15 countries, including China. Our trusted partners in the country are ethically audited, and we do not work with any suppliers or factories in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region or knowingly source materials from the region. We are aware of the on-going situation and work with ETI to ensure supply chains in China are free of any forced labour, as we do with all our suppliers around the world.

MEET OUR MAKERS

We work with experts all over the world to bring our creations to life – learn about some of them here.

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IMPROVING PURCHASING PRACTICES

With the primary focus on addressing in-work poverty, we have been reviewing our purchasing practices by collaborating with suppliers to reduce financial risks, and reinvest in socially and environmentally progressive activities.

Continuing this work, we are now participating in the ACT Purchasing Practices Self-Assessment, which will give us an opportunity to reassess our practices and collaborate with other key industry peers.

WORKER-CENTRIC TRAINING

Since 2020, we've been working with QuizRR – a digital training platform – to implement engaging, worker-centric digital training to workers and management within our supply chain, covers topics such as rights and responsibilities, worker engagement, wage management, involuntary work, and migrant workers.

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MODERN SLAVERY
STATEMENT

Read our commitment to respecting, protecting and advocating human rights.

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OUR POLICIES

Learn how we’re safeguarding the labour rights of those who work with us.

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CHARITIES WE
SUPPORT

We proudly donate to a number of charities – find out how we're showing our support.

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