Scroll down to sign the YESS Statement of Support!
RSN has created the YESS initiative to drive slavery out of cotton production. This will be accomplished by eliminating the market for cotton produced with forced labor, and increasing the use of ethical and sustainable cotton.
YESS utilizes the OECD risk-based due diligence approach to identify and eliminate slavery from cotton production and apparel value chains. YESS is coordinating its activities with sustainable cotton initiatives and other complementary programs to ensure harmonization of a due diligence system for the entire industry.
The value of developing and implementing YESS is to:
- Assist companies to comply with anti-slavery regulations.
- Increase marketability for spinners and brands.
- Give consumers assurance that brands are working together to encourage ethical and sustainable cotton production.
- Minimize verification costs and improve efficiencies.
- Train and enable spinners to implement effective due diligence systems.
- Establish an industry-wide traceability approach and a global list of verified spinners and mills.
Retailers, brands, manufacturers, NGOs and other stakeholders are invited to endorse YESS by signing a Statement of Support. We ask that you fill out the form to add your organization’s name to our list of YESS supporters and to receive updates on our progress.
Scroll down for the full list of endorsements.
- Accord Knits S.A.
- Adelington Design Group (kate spade & company)
- adidas Group
- Anti-Slavery International
- Arthur & Henry
- BJ’s Wholesale Club
- BRC LIFE
- Castor Holdings LLC
- Child Labor Coalition
- Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes
- Dana Investment Advisors
- Daya by Jenni
- Dogwood Alliance, Inc.
- Dominican Sisters of Hope
- Ellos Group
- Eurow & O’Reilly Corporation
- Fashion Takes Action
- Flex Knits Factories Inc.
- GES International AB
- Hallenstein Glasson Holdings Ltd
- Hudson’s Bay Company
- Humanity United
- Industrie Clothing Pty Ltd
- Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
- Jade Marketing Group
- JSA Financial Group
- Kámen Road
- Kids Organic Clothing Company
- Laura Chenoweth Organic Fabrics
- Layday International Pty Ltd
- Maven Women
- Media Voices for Children
- Mercy Investment Services, Inc.
- Milk Beach Pty Ltd
- National Consumers League
- Northwest Coalition for Responsible Investment
- Portfolio Advisory Board of the Adrian Dominican Sisters
- RITUEL Lingerie & Loungewear
- Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters
- Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
- Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia
- Sonen Capital
- Stardust Materials, LLC
- Stop the Traffik
- Sustainable & Organic Farm Systems
- The Freedom Fund
- The PAS Group
- Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of Victoria and Tasmania
- Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk, U.S. Province
- Walden Asset Management
- Walk Free
- Women’s Voices for the Earth
- Woolworths Holdings
- Zevin Asset Management
Photos by: Simon Bruxton / Anti-Slavery International