Stewart & Heaton Clothing (S&H) has continued to play a significant role in the development of the textiles and clothing industry for over 25 years. The commitment to high quality outcomes for our suppliers and customers has always been a driving force behind what we do.

As our industry continues to evolve to meet the global challenges ahead S&H are always exploring how we can invest and develop solutions which can meet the goals or our various stakeholders.

It is through the work of our staff and management that allows us to bring to our customers innovative products and services and investing in our people and future workforce to giving our customers the best possible service.

Quality & Compliance

ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems Certification has been an ongoing function within S&H for over 25 years. Our quality systems drive the way in which we operate as a business, ensuring consistency across the company and an emphasis on value outcomes and continuous improvement.
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S&H has been a leader in the development of Product Certification in the fire and emergency services sector. Our garments have been certified to the AS/NZS standards since the first Wildland standard was introduced in 2001. Later, Structural garment standards & hi-visibilty for emergency workers were introduced to the programs. We engage in independent product testing and factory certification.

  • AS/NZS 4824 for Wildland Firefighting Garments
  • AS/NZS 4967 for Structural Firefighting Garments
  • AS/NZS 4602.2 for Hi-visibility for Emergency Services Garments

To ensure the products we supply are safe from potentially harmful substances S&H uses Oeko-Tex 100® certified raw material suppliers.
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Health & Safety

S&H are committed to the Health and Safely of our employees.
  • While we have an existing compliant OH&S system in place, we are further enhancing this by a project currently underway to achieve ISO 45001 certification (Target Date Dec 2019)
  • We maintain Injury frequency rate reporting
  • Comprehensive risk management program

Equal Opportunity Employer

S&H prides itself on being an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our polices focus on setting and achieving targets for the following:

  • The career progress of women in the future.
  • Creating employment opportunities for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders.
  • Creating employment opportunities for the disabled.
  • More than 50% of the S&H work force is female.
  • Targeting 50% of management to be female.
  • Ensuring application of the merit principal in recruitment.

Sustainability

  • Paper & Plastic recycling in all S&H facilities.
  • 80% reduction in print wastage
  • Re-use of packaging materials
  • Extensive use of renewable, sustainable and recyclable materials in the manufacture of garments
  • Uniform recycling programs with a focus on the reduction of landfill.

Ethical Sourcing

The Core Values of Stewart and Heaton under pins the company’s position as one of Australia’s premium specialised apparel procurement companies. S&H is committed to acting ethically and responsibly in all areas of operations. Consequently, S&H has developed a Supplier Code of Conduct which forms the basis of all decisions and actions taken with regards to our supply chain. The objective of this code of conduct is to focus S&H supply chain activities ensuring all dealings with suppliers are in line with Ethical Trading Initiatives to have a positive impact on society.

S&H is certified by Ethical Clothing Australia.

Ethical Clothing Australia (ECA®) is an accreditation body working collaboratively with local textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) businesses to ensure their Australian supply chains are legally compliant. The program maps a company’s Australian supply chain throughout the entire cut, make and trim process, including all value adding processes. This is done via annual compliance audits conducted through an agreement with the Textile, Clothing and Footwear (TCF) Union (the Union).

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S&H is a global member of SEDEX – demonstrating the our ethical supply chain through independent audits of our offshore suppliers.

Sedex is a global membership organisation that prides itself on making it simpler to do business that’s good for everyone. They are home to one of the world’s largest collaborative platforms for sharing responsible sourcing data on supply chains, used by more than 50,000 members in over 150 countries.

Tens of thousands of companies use Sedex to manage their performance around labour rights, health & safety, the environment and business ethics. Our services enable members to bring together many kinds of different data, standards and certifications, to make informed business decisions, and to drive continuous improvement across their value chains.

S&H recognise the importance in our society of increasing the economic growth of Aboriginal businesses. S&H is committed to ensuring that Aboriginal businesses are a part of our supply chain and will provide opportunities for them to participate in our procurement activities.