The PAS Group places a high level of importance on social and ethical compliance and we are dedicated to ensuring all our products are ethically sourced and manufactured.
We build and maintain long term manufacturing partnerships with like-minded vendors who live up to the high standards that we set for ourselves. We closely monitor progress at every stage of the production life cycle including regular visits to factories by members of our senior management team.
All businesses within The PAS Group conduct regular factory audits ensuring all suppliers are compliant with minimum standards (including minimum wages, ethical sourcing and factory working conditions). If we find any evidence of unethical or non-compliance to minimum standards we take action by ceasing to place future orders with that company until they prove their standards are at required levels. If they fail to prove this, then we cease supply.
Regarding labour rights:
- Designworks, our only business which sources supplies from Bangladesh, is a signatory to the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety.
- JETS Swimwear, our newly acquired swimwear and activewear business, produces approximately 70% of its collection in Australia and all its products are certified by Ethical Clothing Australia.
Regarding the environment:
- The PAS Group is a signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant, a scheme established by the Federal Government in conjunction with the governments of the states and territories for the reduction of packaging waste and the promotion of increased use of recycling materials.
Regarding animal welfare:
- The PAS Group and all its businesses have a policy of not using fur or angora.
For The PAS Group’s Ethical Sourcing Policy, please click here.
For a partial listing of factories that supply to The PAS Group as at 17 November 2016, please click here.