Sunday, September 16, 2012

 Ch. 3 - Ethics & Social Responsibility

According to Sephora's wesite, “Sephora USA, Inc is committed to conducting business in a legal, ethical and responsible manner. We expect our suppliers to respect and adhere to the same business philosophy in the operation of their businesses.”

 The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB-657) requires retail sellers and manufacturers doing business in California to disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking in their direct supply chain. To address the requirements of this Act, Sephora discloses the following:

·        Sephora shares with, and expects its direct product suppliers to adhere to and to implement, Sephora’s Supplier’s Code of Conduct. Sephora’s Supplier’s Code of Conduct addresses working conditions for suppliers and specifically prohibits the use of involuntary or forced labor, human trafficking, child labor, and harassment and abuse.

·        Sephora has communicated and will continue to communicate the requirements of our Supplier’s Code of Conduct to our direct suppliers to ensure that materials incorporated into our products comply with all applicable laws regarding slavery and human trafficking.

·        Sephora maintains internal accountability standards and procedures for employees and contractors who fail to meet our standards, including but not limited to prohibitions against slavery and trafficking.

Sephora’s corporate social responsibility for society’s welfare has led the company to contribute to the Conservation Cotton Initiative (CCI), by selling limited edition EDUN for Sephora make-up palettes. Each palette is enclosed in a natural wood case and an organic cotton drawstring pouch made in Uganda. Three dollars of each sale will go to the Wildlife Conservation Society to fund activities of the Conservation Cotton Initiative in Uganda. 
sephora's collection edun for sephora palette - contrast  

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