Globe
Shoes, apparel and skateboards
Founded by three brothers in Australia in 1985. Multi-branded boardsports, youth clothing and footwear company. Globe designs, markets and sells its products in over 100 countries worldwide. Most of their products are made in China. Globe's proprietary brands include: Globe, Salty Crew, FXD, Almost, Enjoi; skateboard hardware brands Darkstar, Blind, Tensor and Dusters; and Impala roller skates.

Overall

Owned AUS
Rating D
About the Ratings
Globe International Ltd
AUS

Company Assessment

Globe International Ltd
Praise
This company has signed the Cotton Pledge with the Responsible Sourcing Network, signifying a public commitment to not knowingly source Turkmen cotton for the manufacturing of any of their products until the Government of Turkmenistan ends the practice of forced labor in its cotton sector. Each cotton season, Turkmen public sector workers are forced by the government to fulfill cotton picking quotas and private businesses are forced to contribute to the efforts financially or with labor. This places a huge burden on the health, education, and general well-being of Turkmen citizens.
Criticism
Baptist World Aid Australia's '2022 Ethical Fashion Report' assessed 120 companies on their efforts to mitigate against the risks of forced labour, child labour and worker exploitation in their supply chains, as well as protect the environment from the harmful impacts of the fashion industry. Assessment criteria fall into five main categories: policy & governance, tracing & risk, auditing and supplier relationships, worker empowerment and environmental sustainability. This company received a score of 10/100.
This company owns brands rated 'Not good enough' by Good On You, whose rating system considers the most important social and environmental issues facing the fashion industry to assess a brand's impact on people, the planet and animals.
Information
This company signed the Uzbek Cotton Pledge with the Responsible Sourcing Network, signifying a public commitment to not knowingly source Uzbek cotton for the manufacturing of any of their products until the Government of Uzbekistan ends the practice of forced labor in its cotton sector. However the Pledge was lifted in March 2022 after the Uzbek Forum for Human Rights, who monitored the annual cotton harvest since 2010, found no state-imposed forced labor in the 2021 harvest.
This retailer has committed to being a fur free retailer, as recognised by the International Fur Free Retailer Program.
This company has taken angora items off the shelves and promised not to use angora again, following a PETA campaign launched in Dec 2013 which revealed the cruelty inflicted on angora rabbits in Chinese factory farms, where 90% of the world's angora is produced.
Source: PETA (2018)
This company has social responsibility claims on its website in the areas of environment, social (including an ethical sourcing policy) and community involvement.
This company is a member of the Leather Working Group, a multi-stakeholder group who's objective is to develop and maintain a protocol that assesses the compliance and environmental performance of tanners and promotes sustainable and appropriate environmental business practices within the leather industry.

Company Details

Type:
Public company
Revenue:
159 million AUD (2019)

Contact Details

Address:
1 Fennell St, Port Melbourne, VIC, 3207, Australia
Phone:
03 8534 9999
Website:
www.globecorporate.com

Products / Brands

Globe