We have close business relationships with high-level producers who work under internationality-recognized certification programs:
Marks& Spencer


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 certification is voluntary
  • It must be updated annually
  • Certification is conducted by independent third party laboratories
  • The criteria for Oeko-Tex testing is reviewed every year, so they’re always up to date
  • The testing takes into account every conceivable way that harmful substances can enter the body
  • Oeko-Tex is a global standard, so it’s the same in every country


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:

  • Use an effective and well-established system to improve working conditions in your supply chain
  • Access comprehensive auditing tools available in more than 20 languages to ensure a consistent monitoring of your supply chain
  • Ensure the high quality of your audits by accessing the BSCI international network of accredited auditing companies
  • Benefit from the supplier database gathering audit information thus gaining time and money by avoiding multiple auditing of the same factory
  • Access common training activities organized for BSCI participants in Europe and for their suppliers in sourcing countries
  • Dialogue and cooperate with stakeholders at the European and supplier country level
  • Engage in a broad network of CSR managers to share and further develop best practices in the field of social compliance
  • Participate in the development of BSCI
  • Receive regular information updates on news and events in the social compliance field


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,
3. Environment
4. Business Integrity.

Mark & Spencers

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.

  • All raw materials (dyes, chemicals, substrates, hides etc) should be checked for conformance and consistency
  • All fibres, yarns and fabrics should be accurately weighed before processing
  • All dyes AND chemicals must be accurately measured or weighed
  • Selection of chemicals and dyes should consider toxicity, COD/BOD and other potential hazards
  • There must be clear, written procedures Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for ALL processes
  • In-house testing and access to accredited testing facilities is essential
  • All finished batches must be examined prior to dispatch


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.

  • Non-compulsory labor
  • Child labor
  • Non-Discrimination
  • Freedom of Organization and Collective Bargaining
  • No harsh or inhuman treatment
  • Safe and Hygienic Working Conditions
  • Compensation Scheme
  • Working Hours Layout
  • Regular Employment
  • Traceability of Production
  • Occupational Health and Safety of Products
  • Environmental awareness
  • Confidentiality of Information
  • Code Applications
  • Transparency
  • Compliance with National Legislation Conventions and Agreements
  • Verification
  • Ethics committee


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:

  • Employment is freely chosen
  • Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining are respected
  • Working conditions are safe and hygienic
  • Environmental requirements
  • Child labour shall not be used
  • Living wages are paid
  • Working hours are not excessive
  • No discrimination is practised
  • Regular employment is provided
  • No harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed
  • Legal requirements
  • No bribery or corruption will be tolerated