At Grove, honesty, integrity, and respect are embedded in everything we do. We work with suppliers and other partners who prioritize the same philosophy in the operation and management of their businesses. We require all partners who manufacture our Grove-branded products to comply with any initiated labor compliance assessments at the manufacturing facilities. These audits are conducted on an annual basis.
We have partnered with Amfori, a leading global business association for open and sustainable trade, to monitor and improve social performance in our supply chain. Grove believes improving working conditions in our supply chain has a real impact on businesses. Amfori’s Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) establishes values and standards that Grove strives to implement in its supply chain.
Grove operates under a continuous improvement philosophy—continuous improvement means making gradual progress toward compliance through plans that consider operational and economic realities. We recognize there are some regions or countries in which complex or informal supply chains can make it a difficult and often lengthy process when seeking continuous improvement. Grove values an honest and open approach to any noncompliance instances and a genuine commitment to correct any non-compliances in an appropriate time frame. In instances where the audit finds non-compliances, Grove will work with our supplier to identify corrective actions and timescales. We will not continue business with any suppliers who receive a zero-tolerance violation during their audit.