Stella is committed to ensuring that its success and growth does not come at the expense of our employees, local communities or the environment.
Our goal is to become a leader among manufacturers and retailers for conducting business in an ethical and responsible manner. Every day, we seek new ways to further improve our Triple Bottom Line of ‘People, Planet and Profit’.
We are a responsible employer and recognise the high value of a motivated, engaged and healthy workforce. We comply with all local employment laws and regulations covering working age, working hours, employment policies, wages, social security benefits and freedom of association. We have also continued to cap the number of overtime hours completed by our employees in order to promote a better work and life balance
Our workforce is at the core of all that we do and we invest in a number of programs that support our workforce, including health benefits, educational scholarships, workplace safety programs and recreational programs.
To ensure sustainable and long term growth, we are also investing in the training and promotion of managerial employees.
We recognised long ago the risks posed by population growth and resource scarcity and are continually expanding and improving our sustainability programs. We continue to look for ways – both big and small – to regulate and reduce our use of the Earth’s resources across processes such as waste management, energy use, water conservation and carbon emissions
For example, between 2010 and 2011, we cut the amount of energy required to produce 10,000 pairs of shoes from 6.03 tce (tons of coal equivalent) to 5.36 tce.
We contribute to local communities across China, Vietnam, Indonesia and other locations every day by supporting local schools and educational institutions, as well as through local volunteer work.
We seek to be not just an employer, but also a source of value creation and local economic development. We understand that that we can only truly profit in the long-term by ensuring that our stakeholders, including our workforce, clients, business partners and local communities, profit as well.