Social Impact

Social Impact

We believe that our business should be conducted with honesty and respect for the dignity and rights of all people.

Our Approach

A&F Co.’s commitment to global human and labor rights and to ensuring that our products are made in safe and responsible factories is aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goals 1, 8 and 17. We have processes and procedures in place to help ensure compliance with our Vendor Code of Conduct.

We continue to partner with suppliers who respect local laws and share our dedication to utilizing the best practices in human rights, labor rights and workplace safety.

  • Compliance

    All business partners are contractually required to adhere to our Vendor Code of Conduct.

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  • Supplier Assessments

    Before production, a factory and all subcontractors must go through a rigorous audit process.

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  • Continuous Improvement

    Following assessments, suppliers are assigned specific grades based on findings. A&F Co. partners with the suppliers to address any issues.

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Impact Areas

  • Anti-Human Trafficking

    We’re working to help end human trafficking and forced labor through our supply chain.

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  • Health & Safety

    We work with our supply chain partners to ensure facilities are safe and the health of workers is protected.

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  • Labor & Social Standards

    Our standards ensure that people in our supply chain are treated with dignity and respect.

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  • Migrant Employees

    Any factory that employs foreign migrant employees must ensure fair treatment for all.

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  • Women Empowerment

    We take pride in supporting female factory workers and their communities.

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Programs that Make a Difference


Better Work

An International Labour Organization and International Finance Corporation collaboration to promote decent work and better business in the garment industry.


Supporting collaborative industry action at scale to advance gender equality in global garment, footwear and home textiles supply chains.


Breaks the cycle of poverty and trafficking by empowering women and youth.

Room to Read

A leading nonprofit for children’s literacy and girls’ education across Asia and Africa.

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