We act responsibly!
Our aim is to act in an environmentally friendly manner and to use the resources of our earth sparingly. We work every day to improve the sustainability criteria of our products. We know that there are still many development opportunities that we must and want to implement.
We pay attention to fair social working conditions as well as a guaranteed pollutant-free production within the legal requirements. Articles that particularly support our sustainability approach are marked with these labels:
In the future (in the retail sector from the end of 2020), our suppliers will focus on sustainable cotton procurement in cooperation with the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI). Growers who are licensed to sell Better Cotton into the supply chain must meet minimum social and environmental criteria and demonstrate continuous improvement. In environmental terms, Better Cotton is characterized, for example, by reduced pesticide use, improved water efficiency and a cultivation method that preserves soil fertility and biodiversity.
The Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex® product label stands for textiles of all types which have been tested for harmful substances. It is awarded for raw materials, such as fibres and yarns, as well as for final production. The label guarantees that the product has been tested for substances that are harmful to health. The requirements of the Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex® also include harmful substances which are not regulated by law.
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognized as the world’s leading standard for the processing of textiles made from organically produced natural fibers. At a high level, it defines environmental requirements along the entire textile production chain and at the same time the social criteria to be observed. Quality assurance is ensured by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.
Fairness & partnership is
the basic requirement!
This is why the amfori BSCI Code of Conduct is an integral part of all our supplier contracts. The Code of Conduct is based on the conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO), the universal human rights declarations of the United Nations, the UN Global Compact and the OECD guidelines.
The 11 principles of the Code of Conduct:
- the right of freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining
- adequate remuneration
- occupational health and safety
- special protection for young workers
- no forced labor
- ethical business practices
- no discrimination
- reasonable working hours
- no child labor
- no precarious employment
- environmental protection