Malibu Shirts' Commitment to Ethical Supply Chains

 

California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 & U.K. Modern Slavery Act of 2015

 

As of January 1, 2012, California’s Civil Code section 1714.43 (California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010) mandates that manufacturers and retailers provide information on their websites about their efforts to tackle forced labor, slavery, and human trafficking within their supply chains. Similarly, the U.K. Modern Slavery Act of 2015 (U.K. MSA) requires comparable disclosures. These laws aim to help consumers make better-informed decisions regarding the products they purchase and the companies they support.

 

Malibu Shirts issues this statement on behalf of itself and its subsidiaries that are subject to the U.K. MSA and the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010. For the purposes of this statement, Malibu Shirts and each of its subsidiaries subject to the U.K. MSA and California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 are collectively referred to as “Malibu Shirts.”

 

Malibu Shirts is required to inform the public about how it addresses the following issues:

 

  1. Verification of Product Supply Chains:

    - Evaluation and mitigation of risks related to human trafficking and slavery in supply chains.

    - Specification if verifications were not conducted by third parties.

 

  1. Audits of Suppliers:

    - Evaluation of supplier compliance with company standards on trafficking and slavery.

    - Specification if audits were not independent and unannounced.

 

  1. Certification by Direct Suppliers:

    - Ensuring that materials incorporated into products comply with relevant laws regarding slavery and human trafficking.

 

  1. Internal Accountability:

    - Standards and procedures for employees or contractors failing to meet company standards on slavery and trafficking.

 

  1. Training for Employees and Management:

    - Training on issues of human trafficking and slavery, especially regarding risk mitigation within supply chains.

 

A detailed description of our efforts and processes to address forced labor, slavery, and human trafficking in our supply chain is provided below.

 

MALIBU SHIRTS’ BUSINESS AND STRUCTURE

 

Malibu Shirts is a leading retailer of premium apparel, including T-shirts, sweatshirts, and other garments. We employ individuals across various countries and operate in both manufacturing facilities owned and not owned by Malibu Shirts. Most of our products are produced in-house or by dedicated contractors.

 

MALIBU SHIRTS’ APPROACH TO SOCIAL COMPLIANCE AND LABOR STANDARDS

 

Malibu Shirts prides itself on its ethical business practices and successful sustainability initiatives for workplace, community, and environmental improvement. 

We have implemented rigorous standards for both our company-owned facilities and suppliers for over a decade. Our Standards for Suppliers and Human Rights Policy are based on international labor and human rights standards, emphasizing the right of workers to freely choose employment and associate and bargain collectively. Our standards explicitly prohibit forced or involuntary labor, including bonded, prison, or indentured labor, and debt servitude.

 

ADDRESSING FORCED LABOR AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING

 

  1. Verification of Product Supply Chains

Malibu Shirts regularly evaluates its supply chain to assess risks related to slavery, human trafficking, and other labor issues. Detailed verification efforts are outlined below.

 

  1. Audits of Suppliers 

We conduct regular audits of suppliers to ensure compliance with our standards. These audits, often performed by independent third parties, include comprehensive factory assessments and unannounced visits.

 

  1. Certification by Direct Suppliers

Our suppliers are required to sign agreements ensuring compliance with all applicable laws, including those on slavery and human trafficking. Component suppliers must also comply with these standards through our purchase order process.

 

  1. Internal Accountability

We maintain accountability standards for employees and contractors failing to meet our company standards. We develop corrective action plans for identified issues and perform unannounced follow-up visits to ensure compliance. Serious violations like forced labor, slavery, human trafficking, and child labor are considered zero-tolerance issues requiring immediate action.

 

  1. Training for Employees and Management

We provide regular training on our standard policies to compliance and sourcing staff, factory personnel, and all employees on our Code of Conduct. This training is crucial for mitigating risks related to forced labor, slavery, human trafficking, and child labor.

 

Malibu Shirts is committed to maintaining ethical supply chains and upholding the highest standards in addressing forced labor, slavery, and human trafficking. We will continue to refine processes and collaborate with global organizations to ensure a responsible and transparent supply chain.