Ralph Lauren Statement on Xinjiang

Published Jul 30, 2020

Ralph Lauren Corporation is committed to conducting its global operations ethically and with respect for the dignity of all people. We are deeply troubled by the reports of forced labor in and from Xinjiang. Our company has zero tolerance for forced labor of any kind, and if we find that any facility, anywhere in the world, is not acting in accordance with our Operating Standards, we take appropriate remedial and disciplinary action. 

Ralph Lauren does not source any yarn, textiles or products from Xinjiang. Our suppliers are prohibited from using any cotton grown in the Xinjiang region and we are working with our partners and other brands to identify an effective solution for raw material traceability and verification at the fiber level to ensure that the materials we use in our products are responsibly sourced. As part of our long-term, global supply chain strategy, we continue to diversify our sourcing locations and prioritize responsibly sourced materials to create a more agile and sustainable supply chain.

Beyond increased due diligence, unannounced audits and close monitoring of our suppliers, we are committed to working with our industry to advocate for a successful, sustainable solution to eradicate forced labor and other human rights violations from global supply chains. Such a solution will require multi-lateral cooperation and engagement, not just across our industry but also from government, civil-society groups and advocacy organizations. We support the stance and actions expressed in the Joint Statements issued by our industry associations, including the American Apparel & Footwear Association, Retail Industry Leaders Association, National Retail Federation and U.S. Fashion Industry Association, and we continue to partner with these groups, industry experts and other organizations to address this critical issue. 

Updated January 29, 2021



Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in five categories: apparel, footwear & accessories, home, fragrances and hospitality. For more than 50 years, Ralph Lauren’s reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company’s brand names, which include Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, Chaps and Club Monaco, among others, constitute one of the world’s most widely recognized families of consumer brands. For more information, go to https://corporate.ralphlauren.com.  

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