Where migrants and contract workers are employed within our supply chains, Superdry acknowledges our shared responsibility with our suppliers to ensure that they are adequately protected.
This Policy & Guidance has been developed with direct reference to the Dhaka Principles of equal treatment, no discrimination and that all workers enjoy the protection of employment law.
This document is intended to help Superdry and our suppliers to:
Superdry adopts a zero-tolerance policy with regards to recruitment fees, which can come in multiple guises, from costs of transportation and visas to the costs of uniforms.
Where we are unable to reach an agreement for the full repayment of recruitment fees we are committed to exiting the facility in line with our responsible exit policy.
One example of this was in 2019, where following over 18 months of negotiation with four factories in Mauritius, we were unable reach agreement to repay recruitment costs owed to the workers, associated with international migration.
As such, and as the practice was engrained in local practice, we took the decision to exit the territory.
In H1 of FY22, we can report that 0 cases of recruited fees/loans have been detected by our due diligence processes.