People: Human Rights, Health, and Safety

People: Human Rights, Health, and Safety

Working conditions in factories that manufacture our products have long been a priority area for us. Regular audits and our own factory visits allow us to make sure that the working conditions with our suppliers are safe, fair and healthy. We keep a close dialogue with our suppliers and take action to make sure that regulations are followed, and improvements are made. In accordance with the code of conduct, a number of human rights areas are controlled.

We keep a close dialogue with our suppliers and take action to make sure that regulations are followed, and improvements are made. Child labour or forced labour is under no circumstances allowed and has never been encountered in any of our factories.

The Amfori BSCI Code of Conduct refers to international conventions relevant to improve working conditions in the supply chain. Business partners shall comply, as a minimum, with wages mandated by governments’ minimum wage legislation, or industry standards approved on the basis of collective bargaining, whichever is higher. When choosing a new supplier, we always make sure that workers are being paid living wages. For current suppliers, wages are controlled through audits and we discuss salaries through follow-ups.

All workers protected under the Amfori BSCI Code of Conduct have a voice through The Rights of Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining. The code clearly states that workers shall have the right to form unions in a free and democratic way, not be discriminated against because of their engagement or prevented access to representatives in the workplace. If a country doesn’t allow unions workers should have the right to freely elect their own representatives with whom the company can enter into dialogue
about workplace issues.