Ethics

CERTIFICATIONS

OEKO-TEX 100

When it comes to the health of humans, animals and the environment, we aim to achieve the highest possible level of product quality. We try to to certify as many articles as possible in accordance with the OEKO- TEX Standard 100.

We are certified of OEKO-TEX Standard 100 class 1 Nr.15.HCN.70811

Further information can be found here: www.oeko-tex.com

STEP by OEKO-TEX

STeP (Sustainable Textile production) controls multiple areas of the process such as: management of chemicals, environmental performance, environmental management, occupational health and safety, social responsibility and quality management. It’s a comprehensive analysis of the sustainable management of our production facilities.

We are implementing STeP into our supply chain and have already selected vertical suppliers in all of our production countries (China and Bangladesh).

The requirements and criteria of the STeP certification are specifically adapted to the situation in the textile and clothing industry.

Further information can be found here: www.oeko-tex.com

AMFORI BSCI

Amfori Business Social Compliance Initiative (Amfori BSCI) aims to improve working conditions including rights like organising a union, having safe working conditions and excluding forced and child labour.

The certification has a strong code of conduct and 11 principles that support their members. They range from fair remuneration to no child labour, along with a step by step approach that enables companies to monitor, engage, be empowered and receive support to put sustainable trade at the heart of their business.

As a member, we expect all facilities engaged in its production process to comply with the BSCI code of conduct, our customer’s requests and those of our licensors.

Further information can be found here: www.amfori.org

REGULATIONS

REACH

REACH is a guideline for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals stipulated by the European Chemical Agency (ECHA). By introduction REACH, the ECHA has simplified and improved European legislation concerning the use of chemicals in the clothing production. We are actively involved to ban hazardous chemicals from our garments in order to protect humans, animals and the environment.

ZDHC

Greenpeace requests textile and shoe manufacturers to obligate themselves for an improvement of the supply chain until 2020. The goal of Detox – Commitment is to reduce the releases of all hazardous substances to “Zero”. Zero discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) is a program for brand members to define and develop a Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) for the apparel and footwear industry.

Further information can be found here: www.roadmaptozero.com

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY & ETHICS

Here at Blanks Factory we understand the importance of complete transparency within garment manufacturing. From workers rights to factory conditions, we ensure that we are meeting the minimum social criteria for the below points:

  • No use of child labour
  • No use of forced labour
  • Safe and healthy working conditions
  • Legal labour contracts
  • Payment of living wage
  • Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining
  • No discrimination against employees
  • No excessive hours of work