What initiatives is UGG working on to reduce environmental impact?
At UGG, we recognize the importance of playing our part to protect our planet for future generations. This is why we are taking steps to understand and minimize the environmental impact of our operations, and are working with expert partners to implement projects that drive positive change in the world in which we live.
You can find out more information about how UGG is working on our journey toward a regenerative world here.READ FULL ARTICLE
What is UGG's approach to animal welfare?
At UGG® we create responsibly-made products featuring materials that are authentic, high quality, comfortable, and durable.
This includes ethically-sourced sheepskin, leathers, suede, wool, down, cotton, and hemp. We are committed selecting our materials with intention and care, which includes monitoring animal welfare standards and better understanding our environmental impact.
We seek to bring transparency to the materials used in our products and share what we are doing to ensure animal welfare standards are respected and our environmental footprint is mitigated. We want to be honest about the challenges we face, and what we are doing to meet them – from setting targets to embarking on collaborative partnerships to make our supply chain as robust as possible.
You can read more about UGG's approach to animal welfare here.
Can your products be recycled?
We’re absolutely committed to minimising environmental impact. It’s an important conversation to have and we understand that we have a long way to go.
Accent Group owns the Australasian distribution rights. Though we do not manufacture these products, we support the ethical sourcing and sustainability policies that the global manufacturer has in place.
Within our business, we’re actively working on ways to reduce waste and package our product responsibly. This includes (but is not limited to) the use of recyclable and/or biodegradable bags and driving in-store footwear recycling initiatives. We’re working closely with the ASGA (Australian Sporting Goods Association) who repurpose athletic footwear to create new products, such as gym mats, floors, and playgrounds.READ FULL ARTICLE
Do you promote equality and diversity?
Accent Group is committed to developing and maintaining an inclusive workplace that embraces and celebrates diversity. Our commitments include (but are not limited to) creating a great place of work that thrives on inclusion and respects and draws on the diverse backgrounds, experiences, knowledge, and skills of our people. Our Diversity & Inclusion Policy is available on our corporate website here. If you suspect or see instances of non-compliance with this policy, please contact our Customer Experience Team and we’ll investigate the matter.READ FULL ARTICLE
We’re also proud to work with a wide range of brands that celebrate individual expression and participate in cultural and social events. It’s a privilege to be able to use our platforms to connect with incredible people and organisations that raise awareness and support our community. Please keep an eye on our social media channels for opportunities to get involved.
Do you work with any charitable organisations?
We’re privileged to work with some amazing brands and charities that are active in the community. Please keep an eye on our social media channels for opportunities to get involved.
If you or your organisation would like to collaborate with us, please contact email@example.com.
If we’d would like to pursue a relationship, we’ll be in touch with next steps.
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Does UGG use child labour?
At UGG AU, we are committed to operating responsibly and only want to work with suppliers who are dedicated to safe, ethical, and working conditions. Our Ethical Sourcing Policy is available here.READ FULL ARTICLE
This policy prohibits the use of forced, involuntary or child labour. We make sure that our suppliers are provided with this information, so they understand what’s expected if they want to work with us. If you suspect or see instances of non-compliance with this policy, please let us know and we'll ensure this is investigated.
Do your employees receive a fair wage?
At UGG AU, we strongly believe in employee welfare.
Our current Ethical Sourcing Policy details the minimum standards that must be met as a condition of working with UGG AU You can read about it in more detail here.READ FULL ARTICLE
All suppliers are required to pay employees wages and benefits that meet or exceed the minimum standards of the countries and jurisdictions in which they operate. If you suspect or see instances of non-compliance with this policy, please get in contact with our team below and we'll investigate the matter.