Everyday we're working hard together with our local teams and partners to monitor and safeguard a safe workspace under fair conditions, where every individual is treated with respect. This is not always easy, but looking or walking away is not an option. Reviewing and auditing our production-units on a regular base is a standard procedure for our local teams. Striving for long-term partnerships and being in it for "the long run", we protect and grow together towards improvement. Our local staff in Asia is highly experienced and trained and, together with the support of our buying teams, sources our products based on the latest standards and requirements. They make sure production, quality and labour- as well as environmental conditions meet at least both legal requirements and our partners' requirements. Because compliance means “doing it right by controlling it right”, even when sometimes some don’t take it that serious.
Random audits by third parties, our local offices and our buyers are being conducted on a regular base to monitor and control our factories. Next to our own initiatives in keeping the factory standard under control, our customers and licensors audit our factories on a regular bases as well. With this system and way of working we can assure our partners' compliance standards at our factories are a top priority and are strictly under constant control.
Quality is as important to us, as it is to you. That’s why all orders are assessed on risks where it concerns safety and chemical requirements before we are sending our orders to the factory, making sure goods meet all requirements. Our quality department filters possible risks and, if needed, have orders adjusted in consultation with our sales department and our customers.