The potential for modern slavery exists in both our local and offshore supply chain.
In Australia, Outworkers, or Homeworkers, are, particularly at risk. Many are migrant women who come from non-English speaking backgrounds and are not fully aware of their legal rights and entitlements.
The Australian made component of ADA’s garment manufacturing is accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia. This ensures that ADA’s practices, and those of our local supply chain, are audited annually for conformance to Fair Work Australia and the Textile, Clothing. Footwear and Associated Industries Award 2010.
Before engaging with any partners, our offshore factories are also evaluated for certification to ethical standards such as SA8000, BSCI and WRAP where audit reports reviewed.
ADA staff also visit the factories to view working conditions firsthand.