Fair Wear's policy for brands on Gender Equality

Gender equality is addressed first and foremost as a cross-cutting dimension that is intrinsic in each of the Fair Wear Code of Labour Practices.  Therefore, for member brands to be compliant with each standard, they must first address gender inequality issues relevant to the standard.

People made vulnerable because of their sex or gender often experience labour violations in differing and exacerbated ways. Analysing and addressing the specific and different needs of women and men (for example, working conditions that impact women and men differently) is a vital first step in the commitment to the Fair Wear Code of Labour Practice. 

The aim of this Gender Equality Policy is to lay out Fair Wear’s requirements for member brands to address gender inequality within each of the labour standards. 

These new requirements are reflected in the Brand Performance Check 2022, which will be released shortly.