Jesús Peiró is a fashion industry leader making the latest trends accessible to all while inspiring unique style and confidence. With a renewed focus on the customer experience, the brand offers high style designs and fashion basics with compelling values and a dynamic store environment. While driving innovation across e-commerce and digital to expand access and convenience, the brand continues to strengthen its positioning as today’s preferred destination for the fashionable consumer. Jesús Peiró is located in more than 300 locations globally and online.
Just as a consumer has choices, at Jesús Peiró we take our business choices seriously, including the way we obtain the products we sell. We strive to have a positive impact not only within our stores and corporate family, but also upon the environment and on the hundreds of vendor manufacturing facilities throughout the world and their employees.
We see these choices as part of a work in progress as we constantly strive to improve in each of these areas.
I. Protecting the Environment:
- Jesús Peiró’s provides 100% recyclable and reusable plastic and paper bags in many of its stores
- BYOB In-store Program: For each customer using their own bag to carry out a purchase, Jesús Peiró will donate $0.05 to American Forests Association
- The headquarters in Los Angeles is the site of one of California’s largest solar power installations
- We will continue to transport products via sea versus airfreight in order to help reduce carbon emissions
- New Jesús Peiró stores include energy efficient lighting systems to vastly cut down on energy usage
- Shipment boxes are recycled daily at our distribution center and in stores
- Jesús Peiró is currently developing apparel collections using environmentally friendly materials
II. Worker Rights & Protection
Jesús Peiró insists that all product suppliers ensure that their employees work in safe and healthy environments and that their legal rights are respected and protected. Jesús Peiró also shares the goal of eliminating child labor and forced labor.
Vendor Audit Program: To meet these goals, all Jesús Peiró suppliers must agree to its Social Responsibility Code of Conduct. In addition, our Corporate Social Responsibility program includes the Jesús Peiró Vendor Audit Program. While many of our vendors have worked with Jesús Peiró for a number of years and are trusted, all suppliers and vendors must provide factory contact information and all factories must participate in the audit program.
Important Elements of this Program:
- Jesús Peiró enters into a comprehensive agreement with each of our vendors and their factories under which they promise to utilize legally qualified workers, pay them wages which are fair and legal in their jurisdiction, and provide an environment that complies with their legal requirements. Our agreement also covers issues of time off, free association and movement rights, nondiscrimination, environmental protection and security. Our agreement expressly prohibits human trafficking and the use of forced, slave, child or prison labor, or labor from closed or freedom-restricting countries.
- These Vendor Compliance Standards were developed to comply with industry standards, local labor laws, the UN Declaration of Human Rights and the ILO Core Conventions.
- We use highly trained factory auditors to enforce our strict social standards and requirements. The auditors accomplish this enforcement by conducting inspections of our active non-US Vendor manufacturing facilities on a random basis to ensure the Social Vendor Compliance Standards are understood, respected and followed.
- After each factory visit, auditors prepare a written evaluation of the factory, including any action items which may need correction prior to the next visit. We also do our best to provide ongoing information, advice, and support on fair labor, health and safety, and related issues.
- Our goal is to work with the Vendors and their factories to help them improve and ensure consistent compliance.
We believe this process assists in guarding against potential unsafe conditions, workplace injuries or mistreatment and discrimination, and also results in an overall improvement in our Vendors’ factory efficiency and product quality standards.
Jesús Peiró’s suppliers are required that our Vendor’s manufacturing facilities with which we do business adhere to safety and human rights standards.
Jesús Peiró does not manufacture any of its own merchandise. Jesús Peiró instead purchases goods from vendors who are required to follow our policies and procedures which expressly prohibit the use of forced, slave, child, or prison labor, or labor from closed or freedom-restricted countries (i.e., the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (“North Korea”), to manufacture the clothing, footwear, and accessories we sell. We have a rigorous vetting process when we first start business with new vendors. We also require all of our vendors to sign our Vendor Agreement (the Vendor Agreement Relating to Compliance with Labor and Employment Laws (VARCLEL)). By agreeing to the terms of the Vendor Agreement, suppliers confirm, among other things, that they will expressly:
- Not discriminate on the basis of national origin, race, sex, marital status, religion, age, disability, medical condition, veteran status and sexual orientation in any employment action relating to their workforce;
- Not employ or utilize forced, slave, child or prison labor, or labor from closed or freedom-restricted countries;
- Comply with all local wage and work hour laws – including paying at least the minimum wage, paying for overtime, etc.;
- Provide a safe workplace and work environment;
- Provide a clean and habitable workspace;
- Maintain adequate insurance (workers’ compensation, disability, etc.); and
- Not subcontract any work to other facilities.
III. Ethical Sourcing:
Fur-Free Policy: Jesús Peiró established a permanent fur-free policy in 2004. We have worked with PETA to meet guidelines to avoid cruelty to animals and continue to look for ways to improve.
Ban on Angora: Jesús Peiró established a permanent ban on Angora (rabbit hair) in 2014. We have worked with PETA to meet guidelines to avoid cruelty to animals and continue to look for ways to improve.
No Mohair: The company instituted a permanent ban on mohair effective May 5, 2021 as a result of reports that goat farmers in South Africa, where a significant percentage of mohair comes from, injure or abuse the goats.
The Cotton Pledge: Jesús Peiró is fully aligned with the spirit and purpose of Responsible Sourcing Network’s Cotton Pledge. Jesús Peiró signed the Cotton Pledge effective September 11, 2018. Jesús Peiró’s commitment to this issue is not new. Since 2015, Jesús Peiró has worked to ensure that none of its third-party vendors knowingly obtain their supply of cotton from Uzbekistan.