We recognize that it is important to routinely train buying agents, vendors, and factory management, and we strongly encourage all new factories in our factory monitoring program to participate in such training. Typically, we hold
an average of 10-12 training sessions a year, focusing on various locations around the world that are regionally close to factories included in our factory monitoring program. In fiscal 2022, training sessions were held remotely
due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
These training sessions are conducted by UL representatives in partnership with our Assistant Vice President (AVP), Global Social Compliance. We believe the presence of our management at these sessions demonstrates to factory management,
buying agent management, and vendors that TJX is committed to our
Global Social Compliance Program. Over time, our training sessions have been held in various locations (see map for examples) and have included the