SOCIAL INITIATIVES AT THE CHILDREN’S PLACE

At The Children’s Place, we embrace every child and every family. Our commitment to positive social practices includes investing in our associates, supporting the people who make our product and giving back to those in need. We work throughout our operations and with the global third-party vendors who manufacture our product in the following focus areas:

  • WORKPLACE HEALTH & SAFETY Safeguarding our associates and customers
  • TALENT Investing in the people that make our business possible
  • DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION Building an inclusive environment where all people feel welcomed and valued
  • COMMUNITY / PHILANTHROPY Supporting children and families in need
  • SUPPLY CHAIN COMPLIANCE Helping to improve the lives of third-party factory workers and protect their rights in the workplace
  • WORKER WELL-BEING Moving beyond the factory walls to improve the well-being of workers and their families

Details on these focus areas are available in our 2020 Environment, Social & Governance Report

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GOALS

Respect for human rights requires our industry to make ambitious commitments to do more to support communities around the world. We are working to meet this challenge through initiatives focused on our associates, customers and the third-party workers who manufacture our product. We have set public social targets to demonstrate transparency and accountability to our commitments, and drive progress in our strategic focus areas.

Learn more about our social goals

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POLICIES

To support our commitment to ethical and responsible conduct in our global operations, we have developed policies and procedures that guide the actions of our associates and third-party vendors.

Human Rights Policy

Vendor Code of Conduct

2012 California Transparency in Supply Chains Act

Statement on Xinjiang

Working With Our Vendors During the COVID-19 Pandemic


OUR INITIATIVE PARTNERS

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Better Work is a global initiative mobilizing brands, governments, factory owners and workers to improve working conditions in the garment industry. The program, a partnership between the UN's ILO and the IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, manages factory assessments and trainings to empower factories to improve the lives of their workers. The Children's Place supports Better Work's priorities of setting up structures to boost worker-management dialog and implement lasting workplace improvements.

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The Children's Place is a signatory of the Social & Labor Convergence Project (SLCP). This multi-stakeholder initiative is a collaboration between manufacturers, retailers, industry groups, and civil society organizations to develop a simple, unified and effective assessment framework to factory monitoring. Our shared goal is to increase the effectiveness of factory audits, reduce audit fatigue and better utilize collective resources in the apparel supply chain.

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As a member of Nirapon, The Children’s Place is committed to sustaining a culture of factory safety in Bangladesh. Building on the work of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, Nirapon is a locally managed organization tasked with overseeing the ongoing safety, training and helpline efforts of the factories from which Nirapon members source.

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Powered by supporters, Plan International USA partners with adolescent girls, young women and children around the world to overcome oppression and gender inequality, providing the support and resources that are unique to their needs and the needs of their communities, ensuring they achieve their full potential with dignity, opportunity and safety. Founded in 1937, Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that is active in more than 80 countries.

Learn more about Plan International USA.

BSR's HERproject aims to unlock the full potential of garment workers through workplace programs promoting health, financial inclusion and gender equality. Through HERproject, The Children’s Place partners with its global vendors and local NGOs to help drive positive impact for women and for its business.

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CARE’s Healthy Food, Healthy Workplace project aims to improve knowledge of nutritious foods and hygiene to improve worker health. Managed by CARE International, a global poverty-fighting organization, the program also engages with factories to improve food options available to garment factory workers. The Children's Place has invested in this program in Cambodia to support healthy eating choices and combat instances of workplace fainting in the garment sector.

Learn more about the Healthy Food, Healthy Workplace project.

The Centre for Child Rights and Business (shortened as 'The Centre’ and formerly known as CCR CSR) supports businesses to deliver improvements within their supply chains that not only benefit workers, families and children, but also deliver positive business outcomes. The Centre offers global expertise, services and support covering a broad range of child rights and worker well-being issues. The Children’s Place partners with The Centre on programs focused on parent training and childcare with our Vendor Factories.

Learn more about The Centre.


OUR PHILANTHROPIC PARTNERS

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Since 2001, The Children’s Place has donated more than $2M in clothing to the Good+ Foundation to distribute throughout their national network of partners. In 2017, we began sponsoring their “Shop with Pops” program by providing dads with gift cards to use during a day of shopping and bonding with their kids. Learn More

The Children’s Place is proud to help families supported by IronMatt’s assistance program. Every month, Associates pack up new pajamas for each “IronKid” undergoing pediatric brain cancer treatment. $100 Gift cards are also provided to each IronKid (and their siblings!) so they can all treat themselves to new outfits. In addition, we donate to Iron Matt’s annual fundraising event. Learn More

The Children’s Place provides corporate donations and matches Associate gifts in support of the NAACP’s mission to secure equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons. Learn More

The Children’s Place is a Table to Table Silver Sponsor and the top donor to the yearly “Bag a Lunch, Help a Bunch” program. And every Thanksgiving, our Associates donate money they would have spent on lunch to Table to Table which The Children’s Place matches. Learn More

In 2019, The Children’s Place became the corporate sponsor of the CAFS “Baby Basics” program which provides diapers, formula and other necessities to children up to the age of 2. Learn More

Over the past 17 years (and counting!), The Children’s Place has covered the full cost to send twenty children in the YCS program to summer camp. We also donate new clothing to all the YCS kids, as well as grant holiday gift wishes to over 150 children in their programs. Learn More

Our corporate headquarters is located in the heart of Secaucus, NJ and we are proud to support the Secaucus Youth Alliance by donating clothing throughout the year and providing money to purchase toys for local kids in need during the holidays.