GSI Outdoors ensure best work practices for all employees and supply chains. Our factories conform to the strictest environmental and social mandates possible in the country of origin and all of our products undergo extensive testing to comply with both federal and international material safety standards.
To ensure that products are made to our standards and expectations GSI Outdoors has a Supplier Agreement, a supporting Product Compliance Agreement, and a Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct details GSI expectations for Health and Safety, Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining, Wages and Benefits, Hours of Work, Overtime Compensation, Forced Labor, Child Labor, Harassment or Abuse, Non-discrimination, Environmental Transparency, Product Compliance, and Legal Compliance.
GSI backs up the Code of Conduct with an Audit Clause in the Supplier Agreement which states that all facilities are subject to audit without notice by GSI or third-party auditors to ensure the expectations detailed are met.
In addition to the Product Compliance Agreement, GSI is a member in good standing of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition which is the developer of the HIGG Index which delivers a holistic set of processes and a "toolbox" that empowers businesses to make meaningful improvements that protect the well-being of supply chain workers and the environment.
You can find more about the Higg Index here https://apparelcoalition.org/the-higg-index/