At AG, our mission is to provide quality product while exercising corporate social responsibility on all levels. We strive to be a positive example of business integrity, and that commitment plays a crucial role in guiding the day-to-day practices and long-term strategies of our company.
AG jeans are made in our own vertically integrated facilities, giving us the unique ability to carefully monitor and control our production process. From enforcing a strict ethical labor policy to reducing our environmental impact, we’re focused on creating a forward-thinking workplace and are proud to share the steps we’re taking to make a difference locally and globally.
We place a high priority on reducing our water usage. Our production facilities utilize Ozone Technology, which cuts water consumption by 50 percent while minimizing the use of chemicals and energy. First implemented in 2010, the Ozone process has saved millions of gallons of water.
Premium fabrics are a core component of our designs, and we source materials that benefit our customers as well as the planet. Many of our textiles incorporate sustainable fibers such as Tencel® and Modal®, which are entirely natural and biodegradable.
AG takes great care to reduce the amount of waste we generate. We cut our patterns in a way that maximizes fabric yardage and keeps the amount of leftover materials at a minimum. Excess scraps are collected for recycling on a weekly basis, totaling approximately 1,300 to 1,400 pounds per week, and are repurposed as home and car insulation.
We continually invest in the latest technology in order to increase the efficiency of our manufacturing facilities. Our heat-saving equipment recycles heat from commercial dryers, reducing laundry energy consumption by up to 46 percent.
CALIFORNIA TRANSPARENCY IN SUPPLY CHAINS ACT
AG makes the following disclosures as required under the Act.
Does AG engage in verification of product supply chains to evaluate and address risks of human trafficking and slavery?
AG engages in verification in our product supply chains relating to human trafficking and slavery through personnel who are either employees of the company or employees of affiliated companies.
Does AG conduct audits of suppliers to evaluate supplier compliance with company standards for trafficking and slavery in supply chains?
AG engages in audits of our suppliers through personnel who are either employees of the company or employees of affiliated companies. AG conducts both announced and unannounced audits of our suppliers’ facilities.
Does AG require direct suppliers to certify that materials incorporated into the product comply with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking of the country or countries in which they are doing business?
AG requires that all of its direct suppliers abide by and agree to AG’s Code of Conduct and Standards of Engagement, which, among other things, absolutely prohibits any of our suppliers from engaging in any human trafficking or slavery.
Does AG maintain internal accountability standards and procedures for employees or contractors failing to meet company standards regarding slavery and trafficking?
AG maintains internal accountability standards and procedures for employees and contractors who fail to meet company standards regarding slavery and trafficking.
Does AG provide company employees and management, who have direct responsibility for supply chain management, training on human trafficking and slavery, particularly with respect to mitigating risks within the supply chains of products?
AG trains its employees who have direct responsibility for supply chain management on mitigating the risks of human trafficking and slavery in its supply chain.