Our key values are equality, individuality, thoroughness and dedication. We make sure that these values are echoed in the factories we partner with and that their employees are treated equally and with respect. We have taken steps to prevent workers from exposure to hazardous substances and overtime labour.
We celebrate diversity, freedom of expression and social fairness throughout our supply chain. Consequently, we will not accept discrimination of any kind, harassment or violence. We firmly believe in equality, and strive to ensure that everyone has equal rights, salaries, and opportunities.
Exploring different countries and working with a diverse group of people is part of our DNA. In having a transparent supply chain we have a better grasp on how to regulate working conditions for our suppliers and sub-suppliers, ensuring our production is in accordance with our Human Rights Policy (Read More) and Code Of Conduct (Read More).
We are part of Amfori BSCI in order to better monitor and improve the social performance within our supply chains. We endorse the eleven principles of the Amfori BSCI Code of Conduct and recognise that improving working conditions in our supply chains is a necessity for the overall resilience and performance of our business. We have chosen to focus on getting Amfori BSCI audited suppliers in risk countries, due to an increased likelihood that they are in breach of the six parameters:
- Voice and accountability
- Political stability and absence of violence
- Government effectiveness
- Regulatory quality
- Rule of law
- Control of corruption
RISK AND LOW-RISK PRODUCTION COUNTRIES
To form an overview of those of our suppliers we should be most aware of, we have mapped our Tier 1 suppliers according to Amfori’s Country Risk Classification. For the past 40 years, Amfori has worked to help companies improve their production conditions, focusing primarily on human rights. Many of the parameters are based on the political climate of an individual country and does not necessarily mirror the working conditions of the factories. It is, however, a great indicator regarding potential issues. We have used the Country Risk Classification to analyse our supplier base and will continue to use it as an indicator of suppliers we need to be aware of when securing good working conditions.