Sustainability and Ethics

Our suppliers hold a number of internationally recognized certifications, we make it a priority for our key suppliers to continue with certifications.

The Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) is an auditing program aimed at improving workplace conditions in accordance with human rights, ILO conventions and national labour law.

The BSCI framework is based on 11 principles ranging from fair remuneration to ensuring no child labour practices- es. BSCI provides audit reports detailing 13 performance areas with an overall rating allowing a comprehensive means for follow-up and improvement. We gather yearly audit reports to ensure improvements are being made.

The BSCI participants and their business partners commit to implementing the 11 principles within their supply chains in a step-by-step development approach.

The Better Cotton Standard System is a holistic approach to sustainable cotton production which covers all three pillars of sustainability: environmental, social, and economic.

Each of the elements – from the Principles and Criteria to the monitoring mechanisms which show results and impact – work together to support the Better Cotton Standard System, and the credibility of Better Cotton and BCI.

The system is designed to ensure the exchange of good practices and to encourage the scaling up of collective action to establish Better Cotton as a sustainable mainstream commodity.

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres which takes into account every step in the supply chain.

The standard aims to define worldwide recognized requirements that ensure the ecological status of textiles, from the harvesting of raw materials, through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing, up to labeling, to provide a credible assurance to the end consumer.

Management System standard, it clearly demonstrates its commitment to the highest standards of quality.

This standard provides guidance and tools to help you provide your customers with consistent, good-quality products and services that meet their requirements.

To get certified with ISO 9001 2015 quality manage- meant system, there are certain ISO 9001 documentation requirements and records that must be attained. ISO 9001 Certification builds on seven quality management principles:

  • Customer Focus Leadership Engagement of People Process Approach Improvement

  • Evidence-based Decision-Making Relationship Management

By implementing these principles, your business is set up to consistently create value for your customers. This, in turn, brings many business benefits.

In a global marketplace, supply chains are becoming increasingly complex. It’s now more necessary than ever for companies to improve visibility over their production – and to drive improvements across their supply chains wherever possible.

Since 2003, amfori BSCI has enabled companies to trade with purpose by improving social performance in their supply chain.

Our strong code of conduct has 11 principles that support our members. These range from fair remuneration to no child labour, along with a step-by-step approach that enables companies to monitor, engage, get empowered and receive support to put sustainable trade at the heart of their business.

By taking part in amfori BSCI members can:

  • Improve the social performance of their supply chain Reduce cost and increase efficiency.

  • Have a clear and consistent approach that highlights best practices Improve the resilience of their business to industry and market changes.

  • Improve their businesses’ reputation by meeting the expectations of your customers and stakeholders the members have the power to change the world.

Recycled Polymer Materials - Contains a minimum of 20% recycled content Ethical - Avoids questionable or unethical sources.

Labor Protections - Ensures that workers are treated according to internationally recognized (ILO) labour standards.

Supply Chain Management - Introduces supply chain risk management tools to improve sourcing strategies and prevent destructive environmental practices.

Environmental Impact Assessment - examines the environmental impacts associated with product manufacturing Chain of Custody – Transaction certificates follow the material through the supply chain.