TUMI CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY
TUMI, Inc. conducts its business with the highest standards in mind in all facets of how we operate, the products we sell, and the people we employ. At TUMI, we have a strong commitment to social awareness and giving back to our communities. We believe that our brand represents a symbol of creativity, innovation and integrity, and that our business can represent a better and more responsible future.
TUMI TAKES YOU HOME
In 2011, TUMI introduced the TUMI Takes You Home event where TUMI donates travel cases specially designed for the patients and families at St. Jude to help them travel to and from the hospital for treatment. This year, TUMI will produce a limited-edition collection of custom-made travel cases inspired by the artwork of St. Jude patients for our annual TUMI Takes You Home event.
ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY
We are reducing our impact on the environment.
TUMI is working to better understand and manage the environmental issues associated with its operations and the operations of its business partners.
TUMI has partnered with Pratt Institute Center for Sustainable Design Studies and Design Incubator for Sustainable Innovation to conduct a life cycle study of a wheeled travel case and a business brief. Based on suggestions from the Pratt Institute, TUMI has made some initial progress in finding alternative material compositions to reduce environmental impact. Additionally, the repair team in Vidalia now works diligently with outside vendors to ensure that all metals, specifically aluminum, are appropriately recycled.
Other initiatives tumi has implemented or is striving to achieve are:
High efficiency compact metal halide lamps
Our retail stores are now equipped with high-efficiency compact metal halide lamps, which provide the same amount of light while using half the electricity than incandescent halogen lamps.
Reduce the use of original zinc by 50%
Reducing the use of original (virgin) zinc by 50% in most hardware on our bags through bags through the utilization of recycled zinc. This includes snap hooks, zipper pulls, and...Read more
Using water-based polyurethane on fabrics
Implementing water-based polyurethane coating of the fabrics used in our bags instead of using a solvent-based process, resulting in less contaminants in the water supply.
Using solution-dyed yarn
Working towards changing the dye process for black ballistic nylon from batch-dyed fabric to solution-dyed yarn. This process impregnates the colorant into the yarn when...Read more
Eliminating pvc materials
Working towards the elimination of PVC materials in our products through collaboration with our design team to find new materials to use in its place. We are now over 95% complete in this effort.
Encouraging our employees to use public transportation
TUMI offers incentives to encourage the use of public transportation in the United States and Hong Kong. We are proud that 90% of our Asian team uses public transportation to get to work every day.
Tumi 'master packs' products when possible
TUMI 'master packs' products when possible. This means smaller products are packed inside larger ones for shipping. This saves on packing materials as well as reducing the energy needed...Read more
Complying with all environmental regulations
To reduce our use of environmentally harmful chemicals, such as mercury, lead, and arsenic, TUMI and our suppliers comply with all environmental regulations, including...Read more
Our repair teams throughout the world work tirelessly to restore damaged bags before we offer new replacement product. Not only is this a cost-effective solution for our customers, but also helps to reduce unnecessary waste.
- Cost-effective solution for our customers.
- Reduces unnecessary waste.
- If we can't repair it, we remove any recyclable materials from the product, (aluminum and other recyclable metals).
From printer paper in our corporate headquarters to cardboard boxes, metals, and plastic bags in our distribution centers, all of our facilities strive to adhere to sensible recycling guidelines.
- Our shopping bags are 100% recyclable.
- We strive to use fully recyclable or biodegradable packing materials to stuff our bags to help maintain the shape and integrity of the product when it ships.
CODE OF ETHICS
Tumi encourages innovation, creativity and flexibility.
TUMI encourages innovation, creativity and flexibility that fosters a dynamic and competitive organization and provides the resources which will enable associates to perform their jobs at the highest level possible while maintaining an equally high standard of business conduct and ethics and abiding by all government rules and regulations pertaining to TUMI's business.
Other initiatives tumi has implemented or is striving to achieve are:
Complying with the law, both in letter and in spirit, is the foundation on which TUMI's ethical standards are built. All associates must respect and obey all applicable laws and regulations in every jurisdiction where TUMI conducts business. Although not all associates are expected to know the details of these laws and regulations, it is important to know enough to determine when to seek advice from managers, TUMI's General Counsel or the Human Resources Department. Associates are expected to treat all colleagues, customers, suppliers and others with the utmost respect and dignity.
WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBLE ACCREDITED PRODUCTION
TUMI established a suppliers’ code of conduct known as the “Standards of Engagement” which is modeled after international human rights law. To ensure compliance, TUMI entered into a formal agreement with its suppliers to strictly adhere to our code and ongoing TUMI monitoring. We routinely verify our suppliers by using our internal audit program to assess supplier’s Environment, Human Rights and Health & Safety practices. Additionally, we accepted WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production) to certify and monitor our social compliance initiatives. WRAP is an independent, objective, non-profit team of global social compliance experts dedicated to promoting safe, lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing around the world through certification and education, all key suppliers are required to certify WRAP.
There shall be absolutely no use of forced labor, whether in the form of prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor or otherwise.
There shall be absolutely no use of child labor. No person shall be employed at an age younger than 15 (or 14 where the law of the country of manufacture allows)...Read more
Harassment or abuse
Every employee shall be treated with dignity and respect. No employee shall be subject to any physical, sexual, psychological or verbal abuse.
No person shall be subject to any discrimination in employment based on gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, political opinion, or social or ethnic origin.
Health and safety
Employers shall provide a safe and healthy working environment to prevent accidents and injury to health arising, or linked with, or occurring during the course of work or as a result of the operation of employer facilities.
Freedom of association and collective bargaining
Employers shall respect and uphold the right of all employees to free association and collective bargaining.
Wages and benefits
Employers recognize that wages are essential to meeting employees' basic needs and pay at least the minimum wage required by local law or the prevailing industry wage...Read more
In addition to their compensation for regular hours of work, employees shall be compensated for overtime hours at such premium rate as is legally required in the...Read more
Hours of work
Employers shall not require workers to work more than the regular and overtime hours allowed by law of the country where the workers are employed. The regular...Read more