When Carhartt was founded in 1889, Hamilton Carhartt spoke about the role of a responsible business, doing „the just and honest thing, gainful if possible“. These core principles underpinned Carhartt´s approach to business from the very beginning. Building on the roots from the American Company, Carhartt WIP products are today manufactured and sold globally. Production is centred around a company-owned factory in Tunisia with support of suppliers around the world. Carhartt is very aware of the environmental and human rights challenges presented by global sourcing and they have taken a number of important steps to help ensure that Carhartts principles are upheld through-out the global network of factories supporting their business. Key steps include: Adopting a Code of Conduct that establishes expectations for all of Carhartts suppliers and licensee relationships. This code provides key baseline expectations for environmental protection, responsible working conditions and fundamental Human Rights Prior to working with Carhartt WIP, suppliers agree to align their operations with this code and are encouraged to extend the code upstream to their suppliers. Carhartt WIP requieres all business partners to periodically renew their commitment to this code. Environmental and labour conditions at Carhartt WIP-sourced facilities are audited and certified by Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) or SA8000® Standard and the new European REACH Regulation.