SOURCING & LABOR STANDARDS
Express sources its products from countries all over the world, and we insist that our associates and product suppliers in our direct supply chain comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. Our approved suppliers must verify in writing that they follow the Express Supplier Code of Conduct.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND CALIFORNIA TRANSPARENCY IN SUPPLY CHAINS ACT
Express is dedicated to eliminating human trafficking and forced labor on all levels of our supply chain. Express is also committed to collaborating with others to eradicate human trafficking and support the work of international agencies and organizations dedicated to this cause. In 2015, we made a donation to the MGF Touch Foundation to support their work to prevent and end human trafficking. Express complies with the CA Transparency in Supply Chains Act.
Express is committed to (1) compliance with the Conflict Minerals Rule that was adopted pursuant to Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act, and (2) avoiding the use of Conflict Minerals which may directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups engaging in human rights abuses in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Conflict Minerals means columbite-tantalite (colton), cassiterite, gold, wolframite, and the derivatives tantalum, tin, and tungsten. We also expect our suppliers to communicate with us regarding their use of Conflict Minerals, including providing complete, accurate, and timely responses to surveys and other inquiries by Express.