ETHICAL TRADING

ETHICAL TRADING

Our Ethical Policy

As a business we are committed to ensuring safe working conditions and fair treatment of employees. We take our ethical responsibility very seriously and we are proud to be recognised in the industry for our leading Ethical Trading standards.

We have a dedicated Ethical Team consisting of 14 people. They work with our factories to improve working conditions, raise standards and meet Corrective Action Plan timescales. We employ four external auditors to validate the work carried out by our in-house Ethical Team.

William Lamb Group is one of only three footwear members of the Ethical Trading Initiative. The ETI helps to improve working conditions for workers across the globe by setting out a code of minimum standards to be implemented into the supply chain.

Technical Excellence since 1887

Our company has a manufacturing heritage of more than 125 years in shoemaking. We have a large technical team including:
  • 25 highly trained inspectors worldwide working across China, India, Vietnam and Laos with at least one inspector in each factory
  • 14 technicians, with 5 based in the UK who carry out Risk Assessments and full testing programmes
  • 3 SATRA accredited shoe fitters who fit all our products to industry standards





We also have our own SATRA accredited laboratories for product and material testing in China and the UK which are reviewed and calibrations checked by SATRA every twelve months. Click here to download our full ethical policy. Click here to download our full anti-slavery and anti-human trafficking policy.