Supplier Metrics

In mid-2017, A&F Co. transitioned to a more stringent auditing and grading system, allowing the reporting of more detailed audit results. As of the 2018 audit cycle, we can now identify the most common findings for each category throughout the audited factory base in a consistent and transparent manner, as well as share steps being taken to address those issues. Metrics below reflect the 2022 fiscal year.  

Audit Highlights

441

Audits Completed

98%

Transparent Factories

100%

Tier 1 Logoed Factories Audited

Key Findings

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100%

Factories Without Child Labor Violations (Compliant since 2018) 
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67%

Production Workers are Women
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99%

Factories Without Migrant Workers Violations 
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99%

Factories With No Unauthorized Production
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100%

Factories Without Forced Labor Migration 
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100%

Factories Without Harassment Violations
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3

Factory Where Audits Were Denied   
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1

Factory in 2023 Remediation Program 

Active Factory Ratings

69%

A + B Rating

42%

A Rating

28%

B Rating

17%

C Rating

12%

D Rating

1%

F Rating

Historical Data

The above information reflects 2021 audit data. Historical audit data can be downloaded here.

Factory Metrics and Goals

A&F Co. partners closely with our vendors to assess and remedy findings found during the audit. Findings from past years all have created corrective action plans. 

Transparency in our audit process allows auditors to properly review wages, benefits, insurance and working hours to ensure the factory is following legal and A&F Co. Vendor Code of Conduct requirements. To improve transparency and achieve full accountability, A&F Co.’s sustainability team communicates with all vendors on A&F Co.’s transparency expectations during audits. Factories with non-transparency issue will enroll to our Remediation Program. A&F Co. will terminate relationships with vendors if no meaningful improvement is made. 

A&F Co.’s data and metrics behind this commitment are tracked in two areas: 

  • Labor and Social Standards

    Ensure that people in our supply chain are treated with dignity and respect.

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  • Health and Safety

    Ensure that our Supply Chain Partners operate in a manner which is aligned with A&F Co.’s principles and values.

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Vendor Relationships

Cultivating meaningful relationships with our agents & vendors is extremely important. These relationships reduce risk and allow productive change by creating a more collaborative and transparent environment. While not solely determined by length of relationship, longer vendor relationships generate trust and encourage sustainable capacity building. A&F Co. has partnered with 10% of our agent & vendor base for over 10 years and will continue to build long-lasting relationships.

Length of Agent and Vendor Relationships

as of 2023

23%

10+ Years

36%

6-9 Years

33%

1-5 Years

8%

<1 Year

Country Risk

Using the following High Risk Categories, we have developed a “Country Risk Score” for each country our suppliers operate in. Each category is assigned a score (out of 10) based on the proportion of Tier 1 and 2 factories that are non-compliant in each ‘high risk’ category. Countries with a lower score, are considered high risk as they have more non-compliant factories in our high risk categories. More metrics on high risk factors can be found above. 

The Country Risk Score takes into account the number of active factories in each country our suppliers operate in*. This metric allows us to focus our efforts in countries where our suppliers are more present. 

High Risk Categories: Transparency, Harassment & Abuse, Child Labor, Migrant Labor, Forced Labor, Wages 

*There is no direct correlation between A&F Co. sourcing volume and the number of factories in each country. 

CountryFactory Count
Austria1
Bangladesh13
Cambodia47
Canada2
China111
France3
Germany2
Guatemala8
Hong Kong3
India55
Indonesia20
Jordan5
Macau2
Mexico6
Morocco1
Peru1
Philippines6
Portugal1
Sri Lanka13
Taiwan1
Thailand1
Turkey19
United Kingdom2
United States51
Vietnam101