Carter’s 2022 Sustainability Accounting Standards Board
(SASB) Index

Apparel, Accessories, and Footwear
SASB Topic
Accounting Metric
Management of Chemicals in Products
Discussion of processes to maintain compliance with restricted substance regulations
Product, Our Commitment to High-Quality, Safe Products Product, Chemicals Management We test products to our proprietary protocols, which include chemical, safety, and quality compliance with federal and state regulations as well as various industry standards.
Discussion of processes to asses and manage risks and/or hazards associated with chemicals in products
Product, Our Commitment to High-Quality, Safe Products Product, Chemicals Management We benchmark our restricted substances list against AAFA and AFIRM RSL lists, which are leading standards to promote best practice and advance the industry.
Environmental Impacts in the Supply Chain
Percentage of (1) Tier 1 supplier facilities and (2) supplier facilities beyond Tier 1 in compliance with wastewater discharge permits and/or contractual agreement
Percentage of (1) Tier 1 supplier facilities and (2) supplier facilities beyond Tier 1 that have completed the Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s Higg Facility Environmental Module (Higg FEM) assessment or an equivalent environmental data assessment
(1) 74% of Tier 1 (Direct Manufacturing) and (2) 67% of Tier 2 (Mills)
Labor Conditions in the Supply Chain
Percentage of (1) Tier 1 supplier facilities and (2) supplier facilities beyond Tier 1 that have been audited to a labor code of conduct, (3) percentage of total audits conducted by a third-party auditor
Product, Responsible Sourcing 100% of Tier 1 suppliers are audited to our code of conduct.
Priority non-conformance rate and associated corrective action rate for suppliers’ labor code of conduct audits
In fiscal 2022, all active direct source manufacturing suppliers passed a compliance audit.
Description of the greatest (1) labor and (2) environmental, health, and safety (EHS) risks in the supply chain
Product, Responsible Sourcing We consider the greatest labor risk to be employee contracts, freedom of association, and disciplinary practices. We consider the greatest EHS risks to be machine safety, personal protective equipment, chemical storage, and emergency preparedness.
Raw Materials Sourcing
(1) List of priority raw materials; for each priority raw material: (2) environmental and/or social factor(s) most likely to threaten sourcing, (3) discussion on business risks and/or opportunities associated with environmental and/or social factors, and (4) management strategy for addressing business risks and opportunities
Product, Our Sustainable Materials Journey Planet, Climate Risks and Opportunities Carter's Climate Risks and Opportunities Raw Materials Usage
(1) Amount of priority raw materials purchased, by material, and (2) amount of each priority raw material that is certified to a third-party environmental and/or social standard, by standard
Product, Our Sustainable Materials Journey Raw Materials Usage
Activity Metric
Number of (1) Tier 1 suppliers and (2) suppliers beyond Tier 1
We have 137 Tier 1 suppliers (117 CGS and 20 Skip Hop factories) and 126 mills (Tier 2).
Multiline and Specialty Retailers & Distributors
SASB Topic
Accounting Metric
Energy Management in Retail & Distribution
(1) Total energy consumed, (2) percentage grid electricity, (3) percentage renewable
Environmental Data
Data Security
Description of approach to identifying and addressing data security risks
About Carter’s, Protecting Customer and Employee Data and Privacy
Labor Practices
(1) Voluntary and (2) involuntary turnover rate for in-store employees
Workforce Data
Workforce Diversity & Inclusion
Percentage of gender and racial/ethnic group representation for (1) management and (2) all other employees
People, Workforce Demographics Workforce Data
Product Sourcing, Packaging, and Marketing
Revenue from products third-party certified to environmental and/or social sustainability standards
We do not disclose sales figures for individual product lines.
Discussion of processes to assess and manage risks and/or hazards associated with chemicals in products
Product, Chemicals Management
Discussion of strategies to reduce the environmental impact of packaging
Product, Skip Hop's Sustainable Innovations Product, Reducing Waste through Manufacturing Excellence
Activity Metric
Number of: (1) retail locations and (2) distribution centers
1) 993 retail locations in North America 2) In the United States, we operate three distribution centers in Georgia: an approximately 1.1 million square-foot multi-channel facility in Braselton, a 0.5 million square-foot facility in Stockbridge, and a 0.2 million square-foot single-channel facility in Jonesboro. We outsource some distribution activities to third-party logistics providers located in California and leverage additional third-party providers in Georgia primarily for storage seasonally. Our distribution center activities include receiving finished goods from our vendors, inspecting those products, preparing them for retail and wholesale presentation, and shipping them to our wholesale customers, retail stores, and eCommerce customers. Internationally, we operate directly or outsource our distribution activities to third-party logistics providers in Canada, China, Mexico, and Vietnam to support shipment to the United States, as well as our international wholesale accounts, international licensees, international eCommerce operations, and Canadian and Mexican retail store networks.
Total area of: (1) retail space and (2) distribution centers
Total retail space: 4,750,505 square-feet Total distribution centers: 1,742,663 square-feet