Managing labour standards and human rights in the supply chain.
WE Fashion continues to have a comprehensive set of policies and processes to monitor labour standards within its supply chain. The brand has a code of conduct which is communicated to its direct and indirect suppliers and ensures suppliers sign the code. This code is part of its overall strategy for the management of labour standards and human rights in the supply chain. The responsibility for monitoring and implementing WE Fashion’s policies has been assigned to specific roles. This wide-ranging foundation is reflected in a level 1 score of 100%.
WE Fashion continues to develop its strategy to monitor the social compliance of its direct suppliers. The brand continues to ensure all of its direct suppliers have a valid social compliance audit and has invested in internal capabilities and third-party auditing to deliver these policies. This year, WE Fashion has further developed its purchasing practice processes to ensure that factories have adequate lead time and to widen its capacity building projects. These activities resulted in a level 2 score of 90%.
WE Fashion has further developed its work to calculate living wages for workers and continues to carry out human rights risks assessments relevant to its supply chain. The brand is a member of the steering committee of the Dutch Textile Covenant. There is room for the brand to undertake activities to ensure freedom of association and collective bargaining within its supply chain and to set up a process to record and disclose the details of its human rights grievances. There is also room for the brand to further incentivise its team to meet targets and to set up remediation plans for any targets that are missed. This is reflected in a level 3 score of 35%.