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 associates are provided with pleasant and safe working conditions, paid fairly, provided comprehensive benefits programs, and treated with dignity and respect.
They really care for their employees."
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & CORPORATE GIVING
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 INTIATIVES TUMI HAS IMPLEMENTED OR IS STRIVING TO ACHIEVE ARE:
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:
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. 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.