The global manufacturing industry of apparel is very competitive and demanding but a supplier’s first obligation should be to treat their employees with respect and provide a suitable working environment for their employees. THADDEA strives to work with suppliers that meet these criteria’s and adhere to the THADDEA principles stated in the Suppliers Conduct section. THADDEA suppliers and subcontract suppliers of THADDEA are expected to meet their legal responsibilities to their employees and are evaluated to determine whether they adhere to THADDEA's Suppliers Conduct policy.