“Treat people the way you want to be treated yourself and expect the same from your partners. That’s the basic principle we live up to.”
The Fashion Group Solutions brands touch the lives of many people, including our employees, the workers in our supply chains and our customers. What we do and the way we do it has an impact on all these people. That is why we are committed to conduct our business with respect for human rights and we want to work with suppliers who do the same.
The United Nations defines Human Rights as rights that are inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion or any other status. FGS’ approach to human rights is informed by and based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the eight fundamental Conventions of the International Labour Organisation as covered in the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. Our policies and approach are informed by and built on these agreements.
The human rights topics that we focus on, and that are covered by the amfori BSCI Code of Conduct, are: Children and Young Workers Safeguarding, Decent Working Hours, Fair Remuneration, No Forced Labor, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity and the Right of Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining. The Code of Conduct links to the core of our human rights strategy; treat everyone as we would like to be treated ourselves and expect the same from our partners.
The design and sales of our clothing is done by us. Production of all our brands’ products takes place at specialized suppliers, some of whom we’ve worked with for a long time. Supply chain transparency means knowing our entire supply chain. The apparel supply chain is very complex: it consists of several processes that enable the creation of our clothing, from raw material to end product. The supply chain is even more complex within a group of independently operating fashion companies. This is why our focus on a transparent supply chain is so important. Our goal is a supply chain that is 100% transparent. To operate more sustainably and address impacts, it is important to know who our production partners are, how they work and who they work with, and how we can best support them to work in a safe, fair and clean way.