ABOUT RG BARRY

RG Barry is a leading developer and marketer of accessory lifestyle brands and products that provide fashion and function for a great life. The Company offers products in three distinct segments of the accessory universe – footwear, handbags and foot care. Our products are sold through national chains, mass merchants, warehouse clubs, department stores, independent and specialty retailers, boutiques, catalogs, home shopping networks and online retailers. We consistently are among the best-performing accessory companies in North America.

VISION & STRATEGY

RG Barry Brands has transformed its business from a one-dimensional, modest growth slipper company into a multi-dimensional growing provider of functional, fashionable accessories for a great life.

This transformation continues to be fueled by our commitment to long-term, value-oriented growth and continuous focus on developing and maintaining a high-performing culture. Our mission, goals, values and beliefs guide and help sustain us sustain our reputation as a leader in the accessories marketplace.

LEADERSHIP

The evolution of our business into a growing consumer-centric, brand management company has required the successful implementation of well-defined strategies, tremendous organizational focus and strong, capable leadership.

Today, RG Barry boasts an impressive team of coaches whose sole objective is to lead as we continue developing great accessories brands and fashionable, solution-oriented products that make life better for our consumers. They include:

HISTORY

Since introducing the world's first foam-soled, soft, washable slipper in 1947, our product focus and operating model have evolved beyond our footwear roots to serve the ever-changing accessories marketplace. That evolution was never more apparent than during fiscal 2011. We literally transformed our business from a one-dimensional, modest-growth slipper company into a multi-dimensional, growing provider of functional, fashionable accessory products with the acquisitions of two successful accessories businesses - Foot Petals, Inc. of Long Beach, California, and baggallini, Inc. of Portland, Oregon.

CHARITABLE GIVING

RG Barry believes that it is the responsibility of a good corporate citizen to support the communities in which it lives and works. Toward that end, the Company's Board of Directors annually sets aside a portion of pre-tax net profit for use in supporting various charitable and community endeavors.

Distribution of the Corporation's charitable gifts is controlled by an 8-member committee of RG Barry team members selected annually from throughout the Corporation.


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CAREERS

As one of the world's leading developers and marketers of fashion and functional accessory products, RG Barry is committed to attracting and developing the best talent available to it. We offer an exhilarating, high-performing team environment that is casual and fun; training and growth opportunities; and competitive pay and benefits.

 
 
   
SUPPLIERS & AUDITS
Suppliers are audited by an independent
third party to help insure adherence
to our expectations.

Auditors perform comprehensive investigations. Announced and
unannounced visits are performed
at random.

 
 
CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

RG Barry incorporates its core values of integrity, quality, innovation, leadership, teamwork and community in all of its business dealings. The Company's Team Members constantly strive to achieve the highest business and personal ethical standards, as well as compliance with all applicable governmental laws, rules and regulations. We believe that it is the responsibility of a good corporate citizen to positively embrace social, environmental and governance factors as part of the overall business strategy. We demand this, not only of ourselves, but of all who provide us with goods and services.

Transparency Supply Chain

TRANSPARENCY SUPPLY CHAIN

RG Barry believes in the values of integrity, quality and community. We define these values as acting with only the highest ethical standards, striving for excellence in all things, and caring about and being involved domestically and abroad.

California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010
-RG Barry Disclosure


Element 1

Engages in verification of product supply chains to evaluate and address risks of human trafficking and slavery. The disclosure shall specify if the verification was not conducted by a third party.

RG Barry's written policies incorporate our intolerance of all types of forced labor to our suppliers. Suppliers are audited by an independent third party to help insure adherence to our expectations.


Element 2

Conducts audits of suppliers to evaluate supplier compliance with company standards for trafficking and slavery in supply chains. The disclosure shall specify if the verification was an independent, unannounced audit.

RG Barry utilizes professional third party audit firms to complete social audits on our behalf and on the behalf of our customers. Auditors perform comprehensive investigations. Announced and unannounced visits are performed at random.


Element 3

Requires direct suppliers to certify that materials incorporated into the product comply with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking of the country or countries in which they are doing business.

RG Barry requires all suppliers to comply with all laws regarding all forms of forced labor including but not limited to: slavery, indentured, bonded, child or prison labor and human trafficking. This is detailed on our Terms of Engagement, a document that must be signed by all suppliers and posted in a location visible to all their employees at all facilities.


Element 4

Maintains internal accountability standards and procedures for employees or contractors failing to meet company standards regarding slavery and trafficking.

RG Barry Corporation requires suppliers and factories to sign our Terms of Engagement. This document requires all government, industry, and RG Barry standards be met. Our TOE, which must be posted in a visible and accessible location within the facility, contains several forms for supplier employees to contact our Global Ethics Office and report any violation of these standards. RG Barry will not tolerate doing business with suppliers that are noncompliant.


Element 5

Provides company employees and management, who have direct responsibility for supply chain management, training on human trafficking and slavery, particularly with respect to mitigating risks within supply chains of products.

RG Barry's Code of Ethical Business Conduct is published annually. This document outlines our expectation for ethical behaviors throughout our organization. RG Barry also utilizes a standard operating procedure when selecting suppliers. RG Barry relies on the audit reports from our independent auditors. Should there be any concerns raised by these auditors, RG Barry would address at that time.