Commitment to Action

100,000 Women: Enabling a Supply Chain Supporting Women

Commitment by

Ann Inc.

In 2014, ANN INC. committed a $1.5 million investment to expand their ResponsiblyANN 100,000 Women Program by supporting their strategic suppliers to create workplace conditions in which women in manufacturing can achieve their full potential, and implement workplace programs that support women workers, both as employees and as people. To support the supply chain pillar, the way that ANN selects, evaluates and engages supplier partners will now drive a greater focus on gender and measurement of impacts on women, through a new global vendor code of conduct, supplier trainings and capacity building, raising consumer awareness of women's empowerment in the global manufacturing sector. ANN INC. will also expand its program to the Philippines and the Indian Himalayas to source more from artisan communities. In 2014, ANN INC. became the first US-based women's retailer to sign on to the UN Women's Empowerment Principles, supporting the development of an ecosystem that empowers women in manufacturing.

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Commitment

100,000 Women: Enabling a Supply Chain Supporting Women

Launched

2014

Est. Duration

4 years

Estimated Total Value

$1,500,000

Region

Asia

Countries

BANGLADESH, CHINA, INDIA, INDONESIA, PHILIPPINES, Vietnam

Commitment by

Ann Inc.

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Business For Social Responsibility (Bsr)