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Social Responsibility

The majority of our products are made in Chinese regulated Fair Work Factories. Our factories are known for their excellent social responsibility and compliance with all local and national laws. Lorna Jane has built a long-term partnership with a reliable and ethical manufacturing group that manufactures our products in China. It is important to us that the manufacturing source reflects who we are as a brand and our Active Living Philosophy. Lorna Jane continually works together with its manufacturing partner to ensure that our Workplace Code of Conduct protects the welfare of every employee and our environment.

The facilities are well maintained and the company is proud to sustain a high retention rate as a result of superior working conditions. There are Australian representatives for Lorna Jane based in these factories full time and the Production Manager visits the factories on a regular basis to ensure all our factory agreements are being upheld.

Our supplier has stated that Lorna Jane works with manufacturers and vendors that have open, direct relationships with their workers and manage their business within the following Workplace Code of Conduct:

CHILD LABOR

No person shall be employed at an age younger than 16 or the age for completing compulsory education, or the local legal age limit, whichever is higher. 

FORCED LABOUR

There shall not be any use of forced labour including prison, indentured or bonded labour. 

NON-DISCRIMINATION

No person shall be subject to any discrimination in employment, including hiring, salary, benefits, advancements, discipline, termination or retirement, on the basis of gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, political opinion, or social or ethical origin.

FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

Employers shall recognise the right of employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining.

HARASSMENT OR ABUSE

Every employee shall be treated with respect and dignity. No employee shall be subject to any physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Manufacturers and vendors shall provide and promote a safe and healthy working environment. Accordingly, each manufacturer and vendor shall have written health and safety policies and standards and implement systems to reduce worker injury and accidents at employer workplace and living facilities.

WAGES AND BENEFITS

Our manufacturers and vendors recognise that wages are essential to meeting employee's basic needs. Accordingly, each manufacturer and vendor shall pay employees at least the minimum wage required by local law or the prevailing industry wage, whichever is higher, and shall provide legally mandated benefits.

HOURS OF WORK AND OVERTIME

Workers shall not be required to work more than the maximum number of hours per week, including overtime, permitted by applicable local laws. Workers shall be entitled to at least one day off in every seven-day period. In accordance with applicable local laws, employees shall be compensated for overtime at a premium above their regular hourly rate. Manufacturers and vendors must keep complete and accurate employee work and pay records.

ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

Our manufacturers and vendors must be working towards environmental improvements (may include: waste reduction, pollution prevention, proper waste disposal, sustainable and efficient use of natural resources) in their operations.  

Manufacturers and vendors agree, in addition to complying with all applicable local laws, to comply with this Workplace Code of Conduct. Manufacturers and vendors agree to maintain on file all documentation necessary to demonstrate compliance with this Code of Conduct and agree to make these documents available and to submit to inspections with or without prior notice. 

Manufacturers and vendors also shall require their respective licensees and contractors to comply with applicable local laws and with this Code of Conduct. 

Manufacturers and vendors must post this Code of Conduct in all major workplaces, in English and the language(s) used by employees and must train employees on their rights and obligations defined by this Code and applicable law. 

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