Sustainable Supply Chains: Ralph Lauren Is Latest Corporation to Commit to Sourcing Materials from Responsible Suppliers

« …Ralph Lauren Corporation today said it has developed sustainable sourcing guidelines, making it the latest major multi-national to commit to better environmental management of its supply chain.

The company says it will trace the source of wood-based fabrics, like viscose and rayon, used in its products, and will eliminate sources connected with rainforest destruction and human rights violations. The new policy will apply across its operations as Ralph Lauren “continues to work on its framework for tracking, assessing and developing purchasing guidelines for the raw materials used in its products.”

In a statement, Halide Alagoz, Ralph Lauren’s senior vice president of global manufacturing and sourcing, said the company has already communicated this sustainable sourcing commitment to its vendors.3 …3