Responsible production is at the core of our sustainability work. We apply a stringent code of conduct that regulates social responsibility in the supply chain. Björn Borg has been a member in Amfori (former BSCI) for many years and applies the Amfori BSCI Code of Conduct. All our suppliers must sign, and commit to comply with, the Code of Conduct, and compliance is verified through recurring audits. Our licensees for bags and footwear are also active participants in Amfori, working with their factories within the Amfori framework.
The work of Amfori provides practical support to all businesses committed to achieve the United Nations SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) with the main goal to contribute to a world where all trade delivers social, environmental and economic benefits for everyone.
All our vendors during 2018 (99,9% of our production) except one are enrolled either in Amfori (and follow the Amfori BSCI Code of Conduct) and/or have an SA8000 Certificate, which means they don’t need an audit. All key suppliers audited 2018 under the BSCI 2.0 protocol with approved or improved results.
Our mission is to enable each of our members to enhance human prosperity, use natural resources responsibly and drive open trade globally. These are major challenges and we need to work collaboratively to tackle them. Together we can influence and drive positive change at scale.
Audits performed through Amfori are made by an independent inspection firm checking thirteen different Performance Areas during the audit. They interview workers, check documents, and thoroughly go through everything that has to do with social compliance but also protection of the environment. Corruption is also checked, making sure that suppliers are not involved in any act of corruption, extortion or embezzlement, nor in any form of bribery – including, but not limited to – the promising, offering, giving or accepting of any improper monetary or other incentive.
Apart from the Amfori audits, Björn Borg also sends own staff for in-factory inspections twice per year and keep a continuous dialogue about improvements. These controls will also always be made on the signing of a new factory.