Founder Jack O'Neill is credited as inventing wetsuits. He opened his first surf shop in 1952 in USA. O'Neill surfwear is made under licence by La Jolla in USA. The O'Neill family still control the wetsuit business.
This website by German NGO Earth Link rates companies on their corporate policies against child labour, production monitoring and accusations of child labour. This company received three green marks, indicating good performance in all of these areas.
[Source 2013][More on Human Rights]
This company has signed the 'Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh', a program endorsed by Bangladeshi and international unions and labor rights organizations. The ground-breaking program includes independent safety inspections with public reports, mandatory factory building renovations, the obligation by brands and retailers to underwrite the cost of repairs, and a vital role for workers and their unions all in a legally-binding, enforceable agreement.
[Source 2014][More on Human Rights]
Rank a Brand searches the websites of brands for the answers to carefully targeted questions. From this they calculate sustainability scores based on the themes of environment, climate, labor issues, and transparency. Brands owned by this company received an 'E', the lowest possible score.
[Source 2015][More on Sustainability Reporting]
O'Neill supports project BLUE, a surf industry initiative which supports groups that work to take care of oceans and waterways.
[Source 2012][More on Habitats]
This retailer has committed to being a fur free retailer, as recognised by the International Fur Free Retailer Program.
[Source 2014][More on Animal Rights]
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657) requires companies operating in California to disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their direct supply chains. Follow the link to see this company's disclosure statement.
[Source 2011][More on Workers Rights]
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