Our People, Our Planet, Our Promise
Unlike many clothing manufacturers, when we say “our people” we actually mean it. We 100% own and operate our factory in Vietnam (UMSV) and have genuine relationships with our employees. We know who they are and value their many years of experience and dedication to the company.
UMS is a firm believer in minimising our carbon footprint. Furthering our efforts a becoming a 'Zero Waste' company, UMS has implemented a global environmental policy focusing on 4 key principals - Avoid / Reduce / Reuse / Recycle. However, our main strategy for minimising our carbon footprint is to make quality school uniforms that last.
As proof of our dedication to ethical manufacturing, UMS has successfully achieved accreditation in two of the world’s leading standards for Social Accountability and the Ethical Treatment of employees, SEDEX and SA8000.
These stringent standards certify that UMS not only complies with the local laws of Vietnam, but also that we satisfy all guidelines established by the International Labour Organisation and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which include no child labour, no forced overtime, fair wages, and a safe workplace.
Behind the Seams
UMS is able to provide an unprecedented level of transparency into our Vietnam operation. Through the use of a live 24hr CCTV internet feed connecting 15 cameras in our factory, UMS is able to view all of our factory premises at any time. We encourage all customers to look “Behind the Seams” and see this capability as a true measure of our commitment towards being a completely transparent and ethical manufacturer of school uniforms.