As part of our commitment to being a business for good, we're working towards 5 of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Today we want to dive into Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth.
What are the Sustainable Development Goals?
The Sustainable Development Goals are a set of environmental and social areas of focus set out by the United Nations General Assembly, 6 years ago in 2015. There are 17 goals in total, which focus on everything from inequality to education, climate action to peace and justice and are intended to be achieved by 2030.
Which Goals Are Y.O.U Underwear Focusing On?
We've selected 5 of the most relevant goals to focus on, and have outlined what we're doing for each one, in this blog post about the Sustainable Development Goals. Today, we're focusing on one in particular: Goal 8.
What is Sustainable Development Goal 8?
Goal 8 is: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
We work with India’s leading ethical and sustainable manufacturer who is committed to supporting local communities, providing living wages and not using sweatshops or child labour. They are also active supporters of the Chetna Project, which works with small farmers to improve their livelihood options.
What are Y.O.U doing to support Goal 8?
We ensure that all our products are made ethically and that our manufacturer provides safe working conditions and living wages, as a minimum. When you buy Y.O.U Underwear undies, you can be sure that the person making your clothes is treat well.
The factory we use operates under SA8000 certified social standards. In addition to the basics – such as no child labour and working hours/minimum wage compliance – they’ve got a number of extra initiatives of their own, providing transport, meals and health planning for workers, as well as funding for their children’s education
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