FOOD FOR
THOUGHT

A company the size of ours has the capacity to combat unfair
working conditions, promote sustainability and eliminate harmful
chemicals from production.

That means we have a responsibility too.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact on
human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption
form the basis of our Code of Conduct, which is also formulated based on the standards of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

We are also committed to investigating and assessing all aspects of the supply chain in matters ranging from human rights to environmentally responsible behaviour.

SUSTAINABILITY

We are responsible for our suppliers. We help them to live up to our expectations through a training programme for our own Group Quality Managers.

We work with the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI), which ensures that we conform to our Code of Conduct in relation to suppliers and within our own organisation.

We have a separate CSR/SCR team located in Hong Kong, working with Bureau Veritas to conduct audits and perform random checks on existing suppliers, and factories seeking to achieve the status of a
supplier to us are audited in collaboration with Accord or Alliance.

NO UNNECESSARY CHEMICALS

All our suppliers and subcontractors have signed statements to the effect that they do not use chemical substances on our Restricted Substance List (RSL). This list is prepared and maintained by Swerea, a Swedish research group for industrial renewal and sustainable development. The list is based on the European Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and also includes the chemicals on the list of Substances of
Very High Concern (SVHC) list.

Swerea updates our RSL twice a year and notifies our suppliers of any changes. As we select and purchase at least 50% of our raw materials ourselves, Swerea takes care of testing these, as well as the finished products, four times a year.

Moreover, the majority of our products are
OEKO-TEX certified.