Mundi Westport Group was founded on the idea that exceptional men’s and women’s accessories should be available to everyone at an outstanding value!
Our history of customer satisfaction is no accident. For over 50 years and counting, the Mundi Westport Group has fostered an unsurpassed commitment to excellence. Privately owned, we’ve never forgotten our roots as a business dedicated to deepening our ties with you - our customer.
Mundi Westport Group (MWG) is widely considered among America's leading manufacturers and distributors of handbags, personal leather goods and belts. MWG has sourced the world in its unwavering pursuit to deliver the finest values in ladies’ and men’s accessories. Whether for our proprietary brands such as Mundi®, our licensed partners, or our 50 + private label programs, we are committed to this singular mission. MWG enjoys an impeccable reputation in the market not just because we consistently deliver on this promise, but also because of our high ethical standards. Quite simply, retailers prefer to do business with us.
It's not a mistake that the Mundi Westport Group has earned a solid reputation for working hand in hand with the biggest names in fashion today.
• Tahari • Nautica • Haggar • Jessica McClintock • Timberland • Kooba
• Steve Madden • Sportsman • Mundi • Black Oak Leather Works
Our commitment to our brands is unparalleled. We strive not only to create great accessories at reasonable prices, we are also environmentally conscious. Today, we meet or exceed all industry sustainability standards.
Showroom and Sales Office
183 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor (Entrance on 40 East 34th Street)
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 779-5900 Fax: (212) 779-3810
Executive Offices & Distribution Center
331 Changebridge Road
P.O. Box 2002
Pine Brook, NJ 07058
Phone: (973) 575-0110 Fax: (973) 575-8197
Mundi Westport Group recognizes the need to maintain a strong partnership with each of its suppliers around the world. We work with our suppliers to cultivate safe working conditions, promote respect and dignity for workers and promote responsible environmental practices. Our suppliers are required to comply with applicable laws and regulations of the country in which they conduct business.
Mundi Westport Group Supplier Corporate Responsibilities guidelines detail principles and practices that we expect our Suppliers to uphold. Our guidelines are summarized as follows:
Mundi Westport Group suppliers must not employ workers under the age of 15 (or 14 where the law of the country permits) or under the age for completing compulsory education, or under the minimum age for employment in the country, whichever is greater.
Mundi Westport Group suppliers will not use forced or involuntary labor of any kind (e.g. forced, bonded, indentured or involuntary prison labor). Employment must at all times be voluntary.
Mundi Westport Group suppliers will not exceed prevailing local work hours and will appropriately compensate overtime. Workers shall not be required to work more than 60 hours per week, including overtime, except in extraordinary business circumstances with their consent. In countries where the maximum work week is less, that standard shall apply. Employees should be allowed at least one day off per seven-day week.
Wages and Benefits
Mundi Westport Group suppliers will comply with all applicable wage and hour laws and regulations, including those relating to minimum wages; overtime hours, piece rates and other elements of compensation, and provide legally mandated benefits.
Respect and Dignity
Mundi Westport Group prohibits suppliers from engaging in harassing or physically abusive discipline, acting in a threatening way towards employees, or submitting employees to demeaning conditions.
Health and Safety
Mundi Westport Group suppliers will provide their employees with a safe and healthy workplace in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Consistent with these obligations, suppliers must have and implement effective programs that encompass life safety, incident investigation, chemical safety, ergonomics, etc. and provide the same standard of health and safety in any housing that is provided for employees. Suppliers should strive to implement management systems to meet these requirements.
Protecting the Environment
Mundi Westport Group suppliers are expected to conduct their operations in ways that are environmentally responsible and in compliance with all applicable environmental laws, regulations, and standards. Suppliers must also comply with any additional environmental requirements called for in MWG’s product specifications and contract documents.
Monitoring and Record Keeping
Mundi Westport Group monitors supplier compliance with its Supplier Conduct Guidelines. Measures to monitor compliance may include prescreening suppliers, or announced and unannounced on-site inspections of supplier locations by MWG employees or third-party representatives. Suppliers must maintain documentation necessary to demonstrate compliance with MWG’s Supplier Conduct Principles and must provide MWG with access to that documentation upon request. Suppliers must furnish MWG employees and third-party representatives reasonable access to production facilities, employment records and employees for confidential interviews in connection with monitoring visits.
The Mundi Westport Group (MWG) is committed to conducting business in a lawful, ethical and responsible manner. We expect our vendors to respect and adhere to the same business philosophy in the operation of their businesses.
California law requires companies to disclose their efforts to address the concerns regarding slavery and human trafficking raised by the California Transparency in Supply Chain Act of 2010 (the "Act”).
MWG has a Vendor Code of Conduct which is based on principles of ethical business practices and recognizing the dignity of others, and specifically prohibits the use of involuntary or forced labor, human trafficking, child labor, and harassment and abuse. MWG shares and expects its direct product suppliers (including their designated manufacturing facilities and third parties involved with the manufacturing process) and license partners to adhere to and to implement MWG Vendor Code of Conduct (including Supplemental Guidelines) as well as MWG's Employee Code of Conduct.
MWG’s ongoing internal risk assessment of its supply chain is aimed at understanding the potential challenges in a global supply chain. We rely on and analyze information gathered from external resources, updates from expert organizations, and companies dedicated to social compliance issues.
MWG engages external third party compliance auditing firms to perform announced, semi-announced and unannounced assessments of a selection of MWG’s direct product vendors each
year to evaluate compliance with MWG’s Vendor Code of Conductand Supplemental Guidelines. Vendors are required to address any non-compliance issue identified during an audit or reaudit. Failure to address and correct violations of the Vendor Code of Conduct can result in a reevaluation of our business relationship with such vendor, up to and including termination of the business relationship. However, continuous improvement is a tenet of our compliance program and MWG examines and develops the best possible strategy to resolve non-compliance issues.
MWG requires its direct product vendors to complete a Vendor Compliance Agreement which requires, among other things, an agreement to acknowledge and abide by our Vendor Code of Conduct and Supplemental Guidelines and to certify that they have discussed such and obtained from their suppliers and subcontractors written assurances to also commit to these principles.
MWG maintains internal accountability standards and procedures for employees regarding MWG’s commitment to the principles set forth in the Vendor Code of Conduct. Additionally, MWG maintains confidential channels for employees to escalate or anonymously report any concerns.
MWG provides training to its employees and management who have direct responsibility for supply chain management with the aim of raising awareness regarding the risks of human trafficking and slavery in supply chains, identifying potential risks, and addressing those risks when human trafficking and slavery are suspected.
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