We have close business relationships with high-level producers who work under internationality-recognized certification programs:
Oeko-Tec certification is about how the fabric is processed, including things like dyes and finishes. Oeko-Tex textiles and fabrics are certified free of harmful chemicals and are safe for human use.
To attain Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification, the fabric has been tested and certified to be free from harmful levels of more than 100 substances known to be harmful to human health.
The Business Social Compliance Initiative is a leading business-driven initiative for companies committed to improving working conditions in the global supply chain. BSCI unite more than 900 companies around a development-oriented system applicable to all sectors and sourcing countries.
As a BSCI participant, you have the opportunity to:
Sedex, the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange, is a not-for-profit organisation based in London, UK, open for membership to any company anywhere in the world. Sedex is a membership organisation for businesses committed to continuous improvement of the ethical performance of their supply chains.
Sedex focuses on four pillars. Members commit to improving their supply chain performance accordingly.
1. Labour Standards,
2. Health & Safety,
4. Business Integrity.
Marks & Spencer has standards and best practices for dyehouses, printers, laundries, tanneries finishing facilities. As legislation and best practice are continually evolving it is vital to ensure that the latest versions of the standards are being used and are consulted frequently.
The best practice for factories has been developed from the same principle approaches to process management. Below is some general guidance on a number of aspects of preparation, dyeing, finishing and process control that can improve quality, reduce consumption of water, energy and chemicals and help improve productivity.
C&A Quality, Assurance and Development teams oversee every aspect of product safety and quality. They examine our goods to determine their physical, chemical, and mechanical properties as well as measurements and workmanship, applying especially strict criteria for baby and children’s clothing. Product testing ensures that our collections meet the latest legal, chemical and safety standards. The team also helps suppliers, factories, and colleagues understand safety risks and coordinates with legal bodies and industry associations.
Inditex Audit is established according to the ILO Laws and Occupational Safety Regulations as all other social audits. The Inditex Group includes Zara, Pull and Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oyshove Zara Home, Uterqüe.
Primark has been a member of the independent Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) since 2006 and have held the top level of leadership since 2011. As a member, Primark have a Code of Conduct in place which incorporates the ETI’s Base Code, which is in turn based on the standards of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), a United Nations body.
Code of Conduct contain these items: