As a reputable and trusted business committed to offering its customers high quality products, Ownley recognises its obligation to ensure that suppliers are operating ethically. Ownley works with a few handpicked expert factories in Shanghai, Guangzhou China and Hong Kong. Each factory is employed for its’ own specialty, and has been vetted for fair working conditions, and wages. The designer visit’s all factories biannually and only work’s with facilities that she has personally vetted and inspected. We expect our suppliers to consistently provide an environment which protects their employees’ health and safety and basic human rights.
Each factory is independently certified and audited by Elevate Responsible Sourcing Assessment. As well as SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit). This four pillar audit comprises of
- Labor Standards
- Health and Safety
- Additional Elements:
- Management Systems
- Entitlement to Work
- Subcontracting and Homeworking
- Environmental assessment
- Business Ethics
Ownley has in place an Equal Employment Policy to protect our employees and applicants for employment from discrimination and harassment. This policy states that we will provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applications for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type regarding race, colour, religion, age, sex, national original, disability status, genetics, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity or expression and any other characteristics protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, leaves of absence and training.