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 associates are provided with pleasant and safe working conditions, paid fairly, provided comprehensive benefits programs, and treated with dignity and respect.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As a member of the Leather Working Group, TUMI adheres to a higher standard of manufacturing policies and procedures. Specifically, by increasing the traceability of the leather hides we use, we ensure than none of the leather in our products was derived from sources that contributed to rainforest deforestation. The Leather Working Group also places great importance on minimizing water usage during the tanning process. TUMI strongly favors using tanneries whose leathers comply with the strict protocols of the LWG.
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.
TUMI is a member of the Fair Labor Association, an organization that brings together colleges and universities, civil society organizations, and socially responsible companies in a unique multi-stakeholder initiative to end sweatshop labor and improve working conditions in factories worldwide. The FLA holds its participants, and those involved in the manufacturing and marketing process, accountable to the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct which is based on International Labor Organization standards. The Code delineates the specific elements that FLA affiliated companies are required to enforce in factories that supply their products.