Jo-Ann Stores, Inc., doing business as Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, contractually requires all of its vendors to comply with all applicable laws, including federal, state and foreign laws regarding slavery and human trafficking. If Jo-Ann learns that a vendor has failed to comply with its legal obligations, Jo-Ann will take appropriate action against that vendor.
For goods sourced directly by Jo-Ann, including products that are sold under the "Jo-Ann" name or under one of our private-label trademarks (such as "Summer Inspirations", "Holiday Inspirations", or "Autumn Inspirations"), Jo-Ann manages a factory audit program to ensure that the makers of these goods comply with our standards, including compliance with human trafficking laws. Jo-Ann?s factory audit program includes the following standards to ensure that our direct-sourced products are made without coerced labor:
To monitor compliance with these standards, the non-U.S. factories doing business with Jo-Ann pre-authorize Jo-Ann and its sourcing agent to conduct scheduled and unscheduled inspections of their facilities.
All foreign factories producing private-label merchandise for Jo-Ann are audited before their first shipment of merchandise to Jo-Ann. There are three different types of audits that are conducted by Jo-Ann?s independent overseas sourcing agent:
If violations are found during an audit, Jo-Ann and the factory will agree on a corrective action plan that eliminates the problem in a timely manner. If repeated violations continue, Jo-Ann may cancel orders and terminate business with the factory in question.