CSR – Corporate Social Responsibility
Many businesses perceive CSR as a necessary evil – a compliance issue to make the impression of a conscious and responsible supplier.
We don’t! – we don’t work with CSR because we have to, but because we want to. For us it is natural to treat our suppliers equally as well as we treat our customers.
Therefore, we conform to the principles of UN Global Compacts 10, and we do everything within our power to make sure that our suppliers and manufacturers do the same.
UN Global Compact’s 10 principles:
The company should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.
The company will ensure that it does not contribute to infringements of human rights.
The company should maintain freedom of association and effectively acknowledge the right to collective bargaining.
The company should support the eradication of all forms of forced labour.
The company should support effective abolition of child labour; and
The company should abolish discrimination in relation to work and employment relations.
The company should support precautionary approaches to environmental challenges.
The company should take initiative in promoting greater environmental accountability.
The company should encourage the development and proliferation of environmentally-friendly technologies.
The company should work to counter all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery.
In addition, we strike to utilises suppliers who are certified by BSCI and SEDEX. It is highly important that the suppliers provide the social certifications which vets in regular quality control checks.