Spirit Jersey® is committed to delivering the highest quality products, produced in safe, humane, legal, and fair working conditions while following business practices that are transparent and ethical throughout. We are focused on a range of responsible corporate activities to promote and sustain fair and safe labor practices, environmental responsibility, and community outreach. We believe that our partners must be held to the same high standard to which we hold ourselves, and we require them to provide safe and healthy working conditions and to engage in ethical and fair employment practices.
Environmental stewardship is a key element of Spirit corporate responsibility strategy. We view it as connected to every aspect of our business, from the manufacture of our clothes to packaging and shipping. To that end, Spirit continually meets or exceeds, the standards of all applicable laws and regulations regarding the protection and preservation of the environment, and we require our contractors and suppliers to do so as well. In our effort to employ environmentally responsible processes, Spirit utilizes eco-friendly materials whenever possible, meets all flammability benchmarks, maintains our equipment to promote energy efficiency and conservation, recycles both solid and liquid waste, and disposes of all other material waste with consistent, meticulous regard for safety and sustainability. We are proud to have reduced the amount of cardboard and plastic involved in shipping our products and continuously strive to reduce our environmental impact.
At Spirit, we are committed to bringing positive social change to our community. We have partnered with the Battered Women’s Shelter of Los Angeles, the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the City of Hope, and Giving Children Hope. Over the years, we’ve donated countless garments, including more than 2,000 shirts to victims of hurricanes in 2015 and 2017, and we will continue to be a force for good in our local community and across the country.
We are proud to be affiliated with the Fair Labor Association (“FLA”) and Sumerra. The FLA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting workers’ rights and improving work conditions in factories. Our affiliation provides customers with an extra layer of accountability and transparency as well as an objective third-party perspective that enables us to evaluate what we are doing well and where there are opportunities for improvement. Results from our FLA audit are posted on the FLA Website for public access. Sumerra’s goal is to increase management systems that promote the fair treatment of workers, worker health & safety, and environmental stewardship through education, accountability, and collaboration. Sumerra’s 2015 and 2016 audits of Spirit and our manufacturer resulted in perfect reviews, indicating 100% compliance with Sumerra’s standards. Spirit participates in Sumerra’s Ethical Supplier Engagement Program, which provides ongoing monitoring to ensure the highest standards of worker rights and safety.
The cornerstone of our corporate responsibility program is our Code of Conduct (the “Code”). The Code is based on strict industry standards and requires compliance with all laws at the local, state, and federal levels; the Code fully adopts and incorporates the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct. The Code is not optional and is applied at every level of our supply chain and in all operations; repeated failure by anyone in our supply chain to follow the Code of Conduct will lead to the termination of our business relationship.