Human Rights Policy
Resist Clothing Company is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of human rights, as outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations Covenants on Human Rights, and the Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights of the United Nations. As an Indigenous-owned business operating in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, we are deeply committed to fostering sustainability, ethical sourcing, and the promotion of Indigenous rights.
Scope and Application
This policy applies to all our operations, subsidiaries, suppliers, and partners. We believe that respecting human rights is not only a moral obligation but also a strategic business imperative that supports our long-term success and sustainability.
Ethical Sourcing and Manufacturing
We ensure that our supply chain reflects our values by collaborating exclusively with suppliers and manufacturers that adhere to the core labor standards of the International Labor Organization (ILO). Our due diligence process involves regular audits and assessments to guarantee compliance with these standards.
Our commitment to sustainability is integral to our business model. We aim to minimize our environmental impact and support sustainable practices in all aspects of our operations. This includes responsible sourcing of materials, reducing waste, and promoting the longevity of our products.
Indigenous Rights Advocacy
As an Indigenous-owned entity, we recognize the importance of advocating for the rights of Indigenous peoples. We actively participate in dialogues and initiatives that aim to improve Indigenous representation and ensure that Indigenous voices are heard and respected within our industry and beyond.
Resist Clothing Company ensures a workplace that is free from discrimination, harassment, and any form of abuse. We promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, creating an environment where all employees can thrive.
We are committed to ongoing learning and improvement. We will regularly review our human rights performance, seeking ways to enhance our policies and practices. We will engage with our stakeholders, including employees, customers, suppliers, and community members, to guide our efforts in human rights and sustainability.
Implementation and Monitoring
We will train our staff to recognize and uphold human rights in their daily work. Compliance with this policy is mandatory for all employees, and any violations will be addressed with corrective action.
We will report annually on our human rights performance, including our progress in sustainable practices and our advocacy for Indigenous rights. This transparency is crucial to our accountability and continuous improvement.
At Resist Clothing Company, we believe in the power of business to be a force for good. We are proud to champion human rights, sustainability, and Indigenous rights as core components of our identity and operations.