Andrews Corporate Clothing is dedicated to having a positive impact on the communities our business reaches. We place an emphasis on fairness, sustainability and accountability.
Ethical Clothing Australia is a not for profit agency that audit Australian clothing suppliers to ensure fair and safe working environments. The audit process protects all local workers in our entire supply chain (including subcontractors), and guarantees they are working safely, are being paid a fair wage, and are receiving all their legal entitlements.
ACC have a certified ISO 14001 Environmental Management System in place. This system ensures all decisions made at every level of our business acknowledge and minimize the impact we make. We are continually looking for areas of improvement so we can minimize our impact further and move towards zero waste and zero carbon.
We have initiated an off-shore supplier code of practice which ensures all international manufacturers employed by ACC meet the SA8000 standards for social responsibility and workplace practices.
The Australian government introduced the Modern Slavery Act to encourage businesses to seek out and remove slavery from their supply chain. Only companies with an annual turnover of $100m are required to sign. As a supplier to qualifying companies ACC must perform yearly audits of our supply chain and report any risks of modern slavery.
The Victorian government ethical supplier register lists local manufacturers of clothing, workwear, and PPE that have had their supply chain audited by a third party and are deemed suitable businesses to dress government departments.
ACC have ISO 9001 certification for quality systems and deliverables. This certification ensures our business is run efficiently, without waste, and our staff are treated fairly and equitably.
We have implemented several initiatives to help improve both the environment and the communities we live and work in. As a family business with strong moral core beliefs we place great value on being a good corporate citizen with a lasting positive impact.
Some of our initiatives include:
- Recycling and repurposing programs for unwanted apparel and textiles to ensure no textile waste goes to landfill
- Recycling all excess soft plastic packaging
- Using plant based compostable post packaging to help our customers avoid plastic waste
- Using PV solar energy
- Carbon offsetting fleet vehicle emissions
- Contributing to scholarships for outstanding and underprivileged students
- Contributing to charitable causes and NFP sporting clubs
We believe making ethical and sustainable choices when sourcing your uniform should be easy and inexpensive. Choose Andrews Corporate Clothing and your uniforms will be making a positive impact on our world.