Transparency in the value chain is difficult but controlled through the Code of Conduct. With the complex supply chain involved in producing a garment, the mapping must be broken down into manageable bits and pieces and be handled step by step.
Important governance tools are the Amfori BSCI Code of Conduct for working conditions in factories, and our Chemical Management Program (including our Restricted Substances List), which are all implemented in the supply chain. Compliance with these requirements is followed-up continuously and is integrated into our overall Supply Chain Management Program.
Our transparency in different parts of the supply chain:
Tier 1 Through our Code of Conduct, we have full transparency in tier one, our garment manufacturers.
Tier 2 All components/materials: Fabrics, elastics, thread, labels and packaging.
Tier 3 Weaving and Spinning: We increase our volumes from nominated fabric suppliers, but still have a challenge in finding resources for control.
Due to not owning any factories, we do not have full insight into the whole supply chain and are referred to trust that our requirements are met through tier 1 suppliers complying with our Code of Conduct. To establish better control, we are working on achieving better transparency in tier 2.