We evaluate our suppliers and production locations in terms of Corporate Responsibility (CR). Because we conduct a constant due diligence check in our supply chain, we take the performance on social- and environmental compliance into account in our relationship with our suppliers.
When selecting new production locations, we perform a thorough check to determine whether we want to add the factory to our supply chain. For example, we look at the social conditions in the factory, such as the working hours and wages of the employees, and whether the factories provide a safe and clean working environment for their employees. In terms of the environment, we of course want the factory to handle chemicals, water drainage and emissions safely and properly, so that the impact on nearby communities, the environment and employees is as minimal as possible.
Goosecraft regularly visits the factories and in this way evaluates social and environmental practices. We also have a CR representative in Pakistan who monitors the factories in social and environmental areas through our own internal audit. This audit includes a general factory audit, including review of permits and documentation, documenting energy / water / chemical use and a section with employee interviews. During the audit, we check the facilities in the factories, such as the sanitary facilities, the presence of a canteen, the fire escape plan and route, and whether, for example, a grievance mechanism is in place and activated. In addition, we check that factory workers wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when operating machines. After conducting the internal audit, the factory receives a Corrective Action Plan (CAP), in which the necessary points for improvement are highlighted. The factory is supervised in implementing the improvements by the CR team in Amsterdam, in collaboration with the representatives in the production countries.
Read our Code of Coduct (CoC) below to learn more about our factory requirements.
CODE OF CONDUCT