Actions Speak Louder Than Words
As the international market leader of our business, we have the ability to affect sustainable change. Together with Fristads Kansas, we’ve decided to ensure decent working conditions throughout the entirety of our supply chain and in all our locations. To help us in our efforts, we are partnered with Kwintet. They are a recognized member of the Fair Wear Foundation.
The Fair Wear Foundation is a non-profit, independent multi-stakeholder initiative that supports and promotes good labour conditions in garment production. Together we make sure our suppliers refrain from the use of forced labour, child labour and worker discrimination. All workers must have fair wages and hours, a safe working environment and legally binding conditions of employment. The results from the Fair Wear Foundation’s audits are published on their web site each year.
On top of signing Kwintet’s Code of Conduct, all suppliers must comply with REACH – the European Union’s legislation on chemicals in products. This is ensured by having our suppliers sign Kwintet’s Restricted Substances List. This is all done to maximize the level of protection for both our workers and users.
We constantly strive to certify as many of our products as possible by the Oeko-Tex® standard, since we want to offer our customers workwear made by tested and approved materials. It is an important co-operation with our suppliers of fabrics and trims, that makes it possible for us to use materials free from harmful substances that could affect our health. The limit values required by the Oeko-Tex® standard helps us to achieve this.
We also embrace the United Nations Global Compact’s guiding principles for corporate responsibility on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Read more about these principles at www.unglobalcompact.org We believe that to change the world you need to start with yourself. For more information on our sustainable development, please visit www.kwintet.com/en/Sustainability/