Shirtmaking in the Smyth & Gibson factory
Thomas Pink engages with organisations that assist in our vision to produce beautiful products in a sustainable manner and help us to observe high ethical standards within our supply chain.
We believe that fostering an understanding of shared responsibility and engaging in a collaborative approach with our suppliers and other organisations is the best way to ensure that we create beautiful and long-lasting products that will not damage the environment.
Thomas Pink is a part of the Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy Group (LVMH). We share in the long-term commitments of the group in embedding environmental factors in managerial processes, developing new environmental management tools, and integrating changes and improvements, fuelled by innovative practices.
Key responsibilities upheld by Thomas Pink can be found in our policies, memberships, and actions.
- Thomas Pink’s Employee Code of Conduct: Thomas Pink’s employee code of conduct sets out the ethical and practical framework within which employees are asked to act.
- Thomas Pink’s Ethical Sourcing Policy: Thomas Pink’s ethical sourcing policy is communicated to all employees, suppliers and third party contractors involved in the procurement of products and contains Thomas Pink’s Code of Conduct. We expect all suppliers to uphold and respect local laws as well as our Code of Conduct which is based on the Ethical Trading Initiative’s Base Code, an internationally recognised code of conduct for businesses to follow.
- Sedex: Sedex is a global non-profit membership organisation hosting the world’s largest collaborative platform for sharing responsible sourcing data on supply chains. Thomas Pink has been a member of Sedex since May 2010, and uses Sedex to monitor our suppliers’ progress in meeting our ethical requirements.
- The Better Cotton Initiative: The future of cotton production is vulnerable due to poor environmental management, poor working conditions and unstable markets. The Better Cotton Initiative exists to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in, and better for the sector’s future. From NGO partners to garment manufacturers, from the farmers to Thomas Pink, all BCI members are working together to transform the way cotton is produced and safeguard the future of the sector. These changes are all being achieved without compromising on the quality or the price of the cotton. Thomas Pink aims to improve the percentage of Better Cotton sourced year on year.
- Triman: Part of our commitment to waste reduction is also communicating with our customers to ensure that our products and packaging are disposed of correctly at the end of their lives. Our products and packaging may be subject to sorting instructions using a specific French website which outlines how to sort all items. Our consumers in both France and the UK can be sure that we are fully compliant with the required producer responsibility policies in those countries.
- Scotland Carrier Bag Charge: Our customers in Scotland purchase each Thomas Pink Carrier for 5p. We donate all proceeds from this to World Wild Fund for Nature, Scotland (WWF Scotland), a part of the international WWF family, which focusses on solving issues that face the planet.
- Energy Use and Carbon Reduction: Thomas Pink began installing LED Lighting in our stores in 2013 to reduce our energy consumption, since then every new store has contained LED Lighting.