IMPROVING WORKER SAFETY AND HEALTH
We recognise that our business has an impact on environmental and social aspects far beyond our own immediate operations and we work with long-term suppliers that share the same values.
Part of amfori BSCI
Since 2016, we are part of amfori BSCI, the leading supply chain management system that helps companies work with assessing and improving social and environmental standards in their supply chain. By joining forces with amfori BSCI we aim to guarantee ethical working conditions for all workers in our supply chain.
The amfori BSCI organisation follows the ILO core conventions and the UN Global Compact. The amfori BSCI Code of Conduct must be disseminated in the workplace to inform workers of their rights, and in addition to the Code there are rules for workers’ safety and health. What is more, the Code sets the standard for zero tolerance against child labour, bribery, bonded labour and shortcomings in occupational health and safety. Fristads’ own Code of Conduct follows the amfori BSCI Code of Conduct.
To ensure that we live up to these standards, factory inspections are regularly carried out by accredited third parties with trained auditors well versed in the amfori BSCI Code of Conduct. We support the factories before and after the inspections, but do not take part in the actual inspections. Deviations that occur during a factory inspection must be corrected and followed up by a new inspection.
A fair job for Fristads is defined as one with fair compensation and a workplace environment that is safe, healthy and free from discrimination. We believe that fair jobs help people feel noticed, valued and respected at work.
International accord agreement
Fristads has signed the new International Accord for Health and Safety in the Garment and Textile Industry. Through the agreement trade unions and companies join efforts to ensure a safe work environment in the garment industry.
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Our own production
Stritex, our factory located in Ukraine, has been in business for 70 years. Since 2001, the factory has produced high-quality workwear and flame-retardant products for Fristads.
Quality control in Asia
At our office in Hongkong, professionals from all over the world work together to improve the operation and quality of the products, and ensure good working environments.