Björn Borg has been a member of amfori (former BSCI) for many years and applies the amfori BSCI code of conduct, which regulates social responsibility in the supply chain. It draws on important international labour standards protecting workers’ rights such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, The Children’s Rights and Business Principles, International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions and declarations, the United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights as well as guidelines for multinational enterprises of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and UN Global Compact. All our suppliers must sign, and commit to comply with, the code of conduct, and compliance is verified through recurring audits.
The work of amfori provides practical support to all businesses committed to achieving 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.
We have maintained good cooperation throughout our supply chain, even though covid-19 brought extreme challenges for everyone. Despite closed factories, uncertain production capacity and travel restrictions, we have managed to maintain product development, production and deliveries. Seldom has a year put this much pressure on supply chain cooperation, and we worked it through. In 2020, the result from our internal vendor evaluation, where sustainability is one part, landed higher than ever before, showing that we have a stronger vendor base than ever.
All our vendors during 2020 are enrolled either in amfori or meet an equivalent standard.
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.
Björn Borg staff usually makes regular factory visits and keep a daily dialogue about improvements. During 2020, though, we have not been able to visit any of our vendors due to Covid-19 and travel restrictions. Instead, we have intensified video calls in order to maintain close communication.