Since 1995, Macy’s, Inc. has had a stringent Vendor & Supplier Code of Conduct that sets out specific standards and requirements for any vendor doing business with Macy’s, Inc. and is designed to protect workers in this country and abroad. All of the company’s vendors are required to agree in writing to comply with the company’s Code of Conduct. Among other things, the Code requires that suppliers of Macy’s private brand merchandise allow unannounced factory inspections for contractual compliance, as well as for compliance with laws and regulations dealing with child or forced labor, wages and hours, and unsafe working conditions. Willful noncompliance with the Code has resulted in termination of certain suppliers.
Macy’s, Inc.’s policy on sweatshops and forced or child labor, as well as the company’s Vendor & Supplier Code of Conduct, is posted at macysinc.com/vendorcodeofconduct. The Code also is available by calling 1-800-261-5385.
Macy’s, Inc. will not tolerate the involvement of its suppliers in human trafficking and slavery. We will quickly investigate any reports alleging human trafficking and slavery in the supply chain and will take swift and decisive action against any supplier that is found to act improperly in this regard. We have enhanced our Vendor & Supplier Code of Conduct and our audit tool used for factory audits to emphasize our policies on human trafficking and slavery.
Our employee training features a three-tiered approach. We produce and distribute a formalized Vendor & Supplier Code of Conduct. We provide video-based training on our requirements of vendors. And we conduct group training for all Private Brand executives who visit overseas factories that produce goods for Macy’s.