working conditions, promote sustainability and eliminate harmful
chemicals from production.
We believe that sustainability defines business value and drives future growth. We are convinced that our commitment to sustainability and corporate responsibility delivers added value to our customers, employees, business partners, and throughout our supply chain.
code of conduct
In our Code of Conduct, the labour standards are based on those of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. As part of the Fristads Kansas Group, a member of the United Nations Global Compact, we are committed to its 10 guiding principles on Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-Corruption.
We continuously monitor that our ethical standards are shared in the countries and communities where our activities have an impact. And to improve social and environmental conditions in our supply chain, it is a mandatory requirement to be eligible to manufacture our products, that all suppliers sign our Code of Conduct and our Restricted Substance List and participate in regular compliance audits carried out by external 3rd party certified testing companies under the BSCI standard (Business Social Compliance Initiative).
In Bangladesh specifically, factories must have remediation completed or in progress under Accord / Alliance. As we believe that sustainable changes are achieved through positive dialogue and continuous improvement, our regional compliance teams maintain proactive onsite support to factories and offer capacity building activities. And to ensure full factory transparency, our Quality controllers that inspect 100% of our finished products, are trained to identify on site compliance deviations.
No unnecessary chemicals
Our Restricted Substance List, is updated twice a year under the chemical guidance of our partner Swerea, and reflect the latest European harmonized legislation including REACH, POPs & Biocide regulations and SVHC. 100% of our nominated fabrics are OEKO-TEX certified and through our own chemical testing protocol, in partnership with SGS, we continuously and randomly test our garments to ensure the safety of our products for our customers and the environment.