SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Needle & Thread are in the process of constructing a business wide sustainability framework centred around the UN’s ‘Global Sustainable Development Goals’. The brand is currently focusing on Goal 3, ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being; Goal 5, achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls; Goal 12, ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns. The brand’s long term aim is to work towards all 17 goals.
FAIR LABOUR AND DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Needle & Thread strives to make their business as ethically aware and responsible as possible. They believe the people they employ and the environment in which they live, and work are their greatest assets, and they take care of them. In 2018, they implemented a more formal corporate responsibility structure, and that has enabled them to ensure they are staying focused on their environmental and social impact while making business decisions. Needle & Thread have corporate policies in place covering anti-corruption, human rights, equal opportunity and diversity. They also have a gender equal pay policy to ensure there is a fair and equal pay structure regardless of gender. The brand’s approach to managing their supply-chain in territory with a careful balance of auditing and regular team presence, enables them to ensure that they are partnering with suppliers who share and practice the same values. When it comes to working models, Needle & Thread supports the framework laid out by the Models Trust ensuring models are safe and cared for whilst employed by the brand.