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People Matter

We’re really proud of all that we have achieved as a business so far. We may not be a big business, but we have big ambitions to continue improving everything we do. The success we hope to achieve is dependent on the people we work with – colleagues, customers, suppliers, and others that are helping us on our journey to be a force for good.

We care deeply about how we do business. In fact, as B Corp, we’re legally obliged to carefully consider how our decisions affect people and the planet, giving both as much importance as our responsibility to be a successful business.

We work closely with our overseas suppliers, ensuring that high ethical standards are met and the people who make our garments work in safe factories. We’re helping to transform the lives of our overseas workers through initiatives that include gifting water filter machine systems to provide access to safe drinking water, conducting UK standard health and safety inspections in the factories, providing female reproduction health education services and free sanitary products, and helping suppliers to build better facilities for workers and their families. As a full member of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) we uphold the ETI Base Code, and we’re also striving to achieve greater transparency in our supply chain.

Demonstrating care in meaningful ways is one of our core values and is central to us as an employee-owned Certified B Corp. We work hard to be a truly caring business to work for, benchmarking ourselves against other organisations and many of the most stringent independent UK accreditations. We’ve been an accredited Living Wage employer since 2018, and became one of the first members of the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter in 2019, underlining our commitment to care for all our people. In 2019, we were ranked 19th UK Best Workplace and 5th Best Workplace for Women™ by Great Places To Work™, confirming our commitment to become a high trust, high performing workplace.
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Rowlinson has been a responsible business for a long time. True to our values of trust, care and be better, we’re proud to have achieved so much. From manufacturing safe, high quality clothing, showing kindness to colleagues and overseas workers, or reducing our environmental impact, we care deeply about the impact of our decisions. However, we know there is much more to do.

We are dedicated to evolving ethical and modern day slavery governance throughout our supply chain. In our first year operating within the scope of our Modern Day Slavery Statement (2021), senior colleagues undertook comprehensive training on modern day slavery and effective due diligence work. In this second year, we have set out a detailed plan of action to help us improve our understanding of our supply chain. It matters deeply to us that we achieve greater transparency, so that we can take appropriate and decisive action to mitigate the risks of modern day slavery in our supply chain.

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