Supply chain & manufacturing

Our commitment to responsible production


Our CSR Policy outlines our commitment to operate in a socially and environmentally responsible way.

Over many years, we have developed rigorous, consistent processes to monitor our partner factories and ensure their compliance with best industry practice and international standards.

All our Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers are signatories of our Supplier Code of Conduct. We choose to work with suppliers who are aligned with our policies and values and show a willingness to meet our ethical standards.

We engage globally recognised third party organisations to conduct regular audits. We also follow up in person. Members of the ZIMMERMANN team are in constant contact with our garment makers, printing mills and other suppliers in Asia, South America and Europe. These include many suppliers we’ve grown with over the course of our business, and small artisanal producers as well as larger, vertical organisations that give us access to the latest technology and innovations.

Zimmermann is a member of The United Nations Global Compact and therefore has declared support for the Ten Principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. We have joined the NEST Coalition for Craft and Culture. And we welcome Australia’s leading role in introducing Modern Slavery legislation.

Under the Modern Slavery Act, ZIMMERMANN and other large organisations are due to file a statement with the Australian Government before 31 March 2021 outlining the steps that we are taking to assess and address the risks of modern slavery in our business and its supply chain. In addition to the labour protections currently in place in our supplier relationships under our Code of Conduct and related supplier audits, ZIMMERMANN's statement will identify wider supply chain relationships in order to further mitigate potential risks. Our statement is on track to be completed by the end of 2020 and will be publicly available.

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