We strive to deliver on our commitment to being a progressive participant in our global community by following transparent business practices and making carefully considered choices in materials and manufacturing. These choices can be traced through a transparent chain of custody, which details where and how our products are made. This includes the tracking and third-party testing of raw materials, as well as following set engagement and remediation processes that help us resolve the tough environmental, labor and workplace safety issues in our contract production facilities

Making this commitment isn’t easy and following through is often tougher. To guide us in our day-to-day actions, we have developed a series of governance documents or “guardrails”.

Our Statement of Purpose defines what we do and our Innate Values and Supporting Actions details how we do it. The ‘how’ includes the Innate Sourcing Policy, Innate Product Sustainability Commitment and Innate Supplier Code of Conduct. If you have questions about these policies, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions section.

Statement of Purpose

Clean design for active lives in keeping with our design philosophy of Leaner, Cleaner, Greener.

Innate Values and Supporting Actions

Innate Sourcing Policy

  • All manufacturers of Innate labeled products will sign and adhere to the Innate Supplier Code of Conduct.
  • Innate staff or their authorized representatives will conduct inspections to ensure that all facilities producing Innate labeled products are in compliance with the expectations detailed in the Innate Supplier Code of Conduct.
  • Innate will ensure that our product sustainability commitments are met though a chain of custody process involving sampling, testing and documentation.
  • Innate is committed to engaging with interested stakeholders on issues of sourcing and chain of custody information.

Innate Product Sustainability Commitment

  • The design criteria for Innate products are as follows:
    • They must perform well for their intended use.
    • They must be as durable as possible.
    • They must use environmentally progressive materials and production processes where available.
  • Product packaging is minimal, with as much recycled content as possible.
  • A chain of custody process is used to ensure our expectations are met.

Innate Supplier Code of Conduct

Health and Safety: Employers shall provide a safe and healthy working environment to prevent accidents and injury to health arising out of, linked with, or occurring in the course of work or as a result of the operation of employer facilities.

Freedom of Association and Collective: Bargaining Employers shall recognize and respect the right of employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining. Where the right to freedom of association is restricted under law, vendors must allow their employees to raise, with the vendors’ representatives, any job-related grievances the employees may have, without penalty or reprisal.

Wages and Benefits: Employers recognize that wages are essential to meeting employees’ basic needs. Employers shall pay employees, as a floor, at least the minimum wage required by local law or the prevailing industry wage, whichever is higher, and shall provide legally mandated benefits.

Hours of Work: Except in extraordinary business circumstances, employees shall (i) not be required to work more than the lesser of (a) 48 hours per week and 12 hours overtime or (b) the limits on regular and overtime hours allowed by the law of the country of manufacture or, where the laws of such country do not limit the hours of work, the regular work week in such country plus 12 hours overtime and (ii) be entitled to at least one day off in every seven day period.

Overtime Compensation: In addition to their compensation for regular hours of work, employees shall be compensated for overtime hours at such premium rate as is legally required in the country of manufacture or, in those countries where such laws do not exist, at a rate at least equal to their regular hourly compensation rate.

Forced Labor: There shall not be any use of forced labor, whether in the form of prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor or otherwise.

Child Labor: No person shall be employed at an age younger than 17 or younger than the age for completing compulsory education in the country of manufacture where such age is higher than 17.

Harassment or Abuse: Every employee shall be treated with respect and dignity. No employee shall be subject to any physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse.

Non-discrimination: No person shall be subject to any discrimination in employment, including hiring, salary, benefits, advancement, discipline, termination or retirement, on the basis of gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, political opinion, or social or ethnic origin.

Legal Compliance: Suppliers, and or employers, will comply with all laws and regulations, including international anti-bribery and workers’ rights legislation in all locations where they conduct business.