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Through our policies, we seek to uphold the principles of good governance and social and environmental sustainability and convey such corporate ethical culture to all our stakeholders, promoting respect for fundamental Human and Labour Rights across our supply chain partners. Learn more & find all our supply chain policies here
We are responsible for managing and mitigating risks in our supply chain. We develop and enforce standards of conduct to ensure our suppliers and their factories operate in accordance with safety and international welfare standards. We manage and maintain the Factory Standards Programme, our primary tool for holding suppliers and factories accountable to our social and labour and environmental and chemical requirements. Click here to learn more about our general supply chain management - how we identify and monitor human rights risk, environmental risks, our social impact initiatives and much more.
Our Social & Labour Requirements are designed to address the identified salient risks among our tier 0, 1 and 2 supply chain production units. Our assessment therefore covers over 150 indicators of risk during on-site visits.
Data from each factory assessment is fed into our internal information systems, as the basis for our Social & Labour Factory Rating and our Social & Labour Supplier Rating, which is provided to other business functions, including buying teams, to help brands make informed purchasing practices.
We’re committed to promoting dignity, equality, and safe working conditions for all people across our value chain. As part of that commitment to generating positive impact we engage in industry initiatives, and we also enroll suppliers in a range of workplace programmes. These programmes target industry-specific challenges, such as women empowerment, workers' rights and workplace health and safety.
We identify and monitor environmental risks in our supply chain and use the insights from independent specialist consultants to upgrade our factory assessment methodology, policies, and environmental risk mitigation work going forward. And we measure performance through our Supplier Environment Rating and focus on environmental impact initiatives where they can make a difference.
Where a factory’s assessment reports show room for improvement, a Corrective Action Plan (CAP) is created, and our local colleagues visit the factories and provide them with guidance and training to make sure the necessary improvements are made and implemented according to the CAP.
In almost 100 pages, we unfold our latest steps in the right direction.
BESTSELLER has signed a new agreement to develop a women empowerment programme for our suppliers in Turkey, building on the success of reaching the Fashion FWD target of empowering 100,000 women four years ahead of schedule.
As part of this year’s New Year’s gift, BESTSELLER and BESTSELLER Foundation have joined forces to donate DKK 3.5 million to Bangladesh.
Signatories to the former Bangladesh Accord have agreed to continue legally-binding commitments to workplace safety in Bangladesh and explore expanding the programme to other countries.
Today, BESTSELLER puts out its sustainability report for 2020 – a year marked by a pandemic and massive disruption in the entire value chain, but important sustainability goals have still been achieved.
An impressive four years ahead of schedule, BESTSELLER has reached its empowerment goal for women in its supply chain. Dedication, time and resources have been key to the achievement.
With solar power installations on factory roofs in Bangladesh, BESTSELLER will contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in textile factories producing clothes and shoes for the fashion industry.
Inspired by nature and spiderwebs, this partnership displays an entirely new way of creating textile fibre. The result is a statement piece from BESTSELLER’s menswear brand JACK & JONES, available online with a global reach.
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