Homeworking often supplies specialist and unique craft skills, providing specialist components for Superdry products which cannot be made by machinery or small quantities of intricate, high quality items.
Historically, the lack of visibility of homeworkers in supply chains, combined with their complicated employment status in many countries, has made them vulnerable to exploitation.
Homeworking often benefits workers as the option to work from home can offer a degree of flexibility not met by traditional site-based work. Homeworkers frequently cite the advantages off-site working offers in enabling paid work to be balanced with domestic and family responsibilities.
We believe that one of the first steps towards reducing the vulnerability of these workers is to take an open and positive position towards homeworking in accepting its presence in our supply chain.
We commit to act, together with our suppliers and other partners, to proactively monitor conditions and to remedy should find evidence of exploitation.