A percentage of the profit on the sale of our product lines goes to Education without Borders (EwB), a Canadian non-profit organization created in 2002. Education without Borders provides educational opportunities for disadvantaged and at-risk children through initiatives in South Africa and Canada, including after-school support programs in Math, English, Science, school leadership and youth mentorship. Our chairman Rodney Benson is the co-founder.
Learn more at www.educationwithoutborders.ca
We are proud to be alumni of the Climate Smart program 2011/ 2012 in which we completed a GHG (Greenhouse Gas) emissions inventory and developed strategies to reduge our GHGs. We encourage staff to participate in environmentally positive actions at work aiming for those habits to carry over to life at home.
In a further effort to support sustainable practices, our beautiful paper napkins and many of our catalogues are printed on FSC- certified paper with post-consumer waste content.
Our philanthropic program supports activities that enhance and serve our community, and also aims to enrich the lives of our employees at the same time.
The goal is to give back through local and global community involvement while enabling employees to experience the satisfaction and reward that comes from volunteering.
We source our products at the best factories possible, ones that exceed the expecations of local laws, customs and environmental regulations.
Employment: Child or forced labour is unacceptable.
Working Conditions: Factories and dormitories are safe, hygienic and comply with local fire codes.
Compensation: At least the minimum wage is paid. Benefits are rewarded as per local laws. Overtime is optional, and is fairly compensated. Statutory holidays are recognized.
All partnering factories are visited regularly and either comply with or surpass these standards.