Our Commitment to Social Responsibility
We create irresistible products of the highest quality that offer our customers a great value, but our commitment does not end there. We also have the responsibility to source our products in a legal, ethical and responsible manner. As an innovative company helping women thrive through flexible careers as work-from-home entrepreneurs, we strive to be a company women are proud to say they are part of- a company with integrity. With that as an overarching goal, we are committed to working only with partners who share our values for social responsibility.
Stella & Dot’s Social Responsibility Program clearly communicates our expectations around responsible production and sourcing practices. We hold our partners to high standards not only on the quality and safety of our products but also the quality and safety of the work environment they provide. Our partners are proactive in finding ways to benchmark their compliance and track progress in areas such as human rights, health and safety and fair wages and we provide them with clear feedback and direction by benchmarking their performance against industry, country and global standards.
The Stella & Dot Code of Conduct (Code) sets forth the standards that we expect of our partners and each and every one of them must agree to comply with the provisions of our Code in order to do business with us.
We measure our partners’ performance against our Code and if necessary, we take action, including working with our partners on improvements and remediation. Should any of our partners not be willing to work towards and achieve our standards, then we will cease doing business with them.
Read our Code of Conduct
Our Industry Memberships
We recognize the importance of establishing relationships with experts to allow for improved communication with our business partners and continued research as we further develop and adopt new initiatives to enhance our standards and practices around Social Responsibility. Therefore we have established memberships with Business for Social Responsibility (www.bsr.org) and Fair Factories Clearinghouse (www.fairfactories.org).
California Transparency in Supply Chains Act
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (SB 657) went into effect on January 1, 2012. This Act requires companies to disclose what they are doing to identify and eradicate human trafficking and slavery within their supply chain. By doing so consumers can make informed decisions about the products they buy and the companies they choose to support.
Stella & Dot prohibits the use of forced labor and child labor in the production of our products. In addition to our practices noted above and our expectations outlined in our Code, we provide training for our sourcing and quality associates responsible for supply chain management to help them identify signs of forced labor and slavery. We also verify compliance through unannounced factory inspections by a credible third party assessment firm as well as the regular presence of our Asia based sourcing and production team.
Stella & Dot manufactures fashion jewelry and accessories for adults and children (children's product is defined by the Consumer Product Safety Commission as age 12 years and under). In so doing, we strictly adhere to all compliance safety regulatory measures set forth by the CPSC.
Stella & Dot uses the most stringent testing protocols and metrics to test our products for safe, compliant and non-traceable levels of Lead, Nickel and Cadmium that fall well within the standards set forth by the US and EU government. For this reason, our products can be sold with confidence and are carefully labeled to comply with state laws to help our customers make informed decisions when purchasing.
UK Slavery and Human Trafficking Act
Similarly, the UK Slavery and Human Trafficking Act 2015 require businesses to provide information about their structure and supply chains, policies, assessment and management of risk, and their effectiveness, in ensuring that slavery or human trafficking is not taking place in their supply chains.
Stella & Dot LLC is committed to a work environment, in our business and that of our supply chains, which is free from human trafficking and forced labour.
Stella & Dot LLC is a global social selling company in the jewellery and cosmetics sectors, and the parent company of the group. The Stella & Dot group has over 450 of employees worldwide and operates in seven (7) countries. Stella & Dot relies on its supply chain and business partners to manufacture its goods and products. These include: the development, sourcing of components and materials, production and manufacture of all of its product offerings.
Our Code reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains. As part of this, Stella & Dot has made the following efforts to ensure compliance by our partners:
- 1. Verification. Stella & Dot engages in verification of product supply chains to evaluate and address risks of human trafficking and slavery.
- 2. Audits. Stella & Dot conducts compliance audits of our suppliers to evaluate compliance with Stella & Dot’s standards for trafficking and slavery in supply chains.
- 3. Certification. Stella & Dot suppliers are required to certify that materials incorporated into their products comply with slavery and human trafficking laws in the country or countries in which they do business. We provide them with clear feedback and direction of their performance against industry, country and global standards.
- 4. Accountability. Stella & Dot maintains internal accountability standards and procedures for employees or suppliers failing to meet company standards regarding slavery and trafficking.
- 5. Training. Stella & Dot provides company employees and management responsible for supply chain-related decisions training on human trafficking and slavery.
Stella & Dot prohibits the use of forced labor and child labor in the production of our products. In addition to our practices noted above and our expectations outlined in our Code, we provide training for our sourcing and quality associates responsible for supply chain management to help them identify signs of forced labor and slavery. We also verify compliance through factory inspections by a credible third party assessment firm.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Stella & Dot LLC’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 December 2016.