In order to meet our own high standards when it comes to working conditions and social responsibility, we have developed a binding Code of Conduct for working with our producers and vendors. Since 2011 we have also been a member of the Fair Wear Foundation, an independent non-profit organisation committed to improving workplace conditions in the clothing and textile industry. We have also been actively involved with the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles since 2015 . This multi-stakeholder initiative consolidates the power and expertise of its members to achieve social, ecological and economic improvements in textile supply chains.
The Fair Wear Foundation is a non-profit organisation committed to improving working conditions in the clothing, textile and footwear industry. The organisation was founded in 1999 and is active in numerous production countries in Asia, Africa and Europe. By exchanging expertise, creating networks and starting a social dialogue within the industry, the FWF helps its member companies construct efficient and sustainable production systems.
The FWF and its members are fully committed to verify and improve workplace conditions for garment workers. Therefore the Fair Wear Foundation sent a detailed letter to the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. The letter was sent by the FWF on behalf of all its members – including Takko Fashion. You can find the letter here.
Our Code of Conduct regulates the fair treatment of workers in the production countries, and formulates standards for good workplace conditions in the production facilities. The stipulations of the Code of Conduct are based on the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Agreement and the applicable standards of the United Nations.
We want to gradually improve the working conditions of the producers' and vendors' employees. That is why we regularly conduct our own as well as external audits in the factories, some of which are unannounced. These audits allow us to monitor progress within the factories. Furthermore, we offer and pay for a Workers Education Programme for employees at the production facilities so that the workers have the opportunity to partake in these training sessions. This makes it possible for them to work with us in improving working conditions. Further information regarding this topic can be found in our current Sourcing Report as well as in the Brand Performance Check by the Fair Wear Foundation.