Yes, we have requirements for both social and environmental sustainability for all suppliers. The suppliers have to commit to our chemical contract regarding EU chemical legislation and comply with EU product safety legislation, they also have to follow our quality and safety guidelines and provide information about their sustainability efforts.
When it comes to our own brands, we have an even bigger influence and more power to create change since we have direct contact with the factories. We also have a code of conduct that all supplying factories need to follow in our own production. We are also doing visits at the factories and conducting audits with 3rd party companies to ensure compliance.
Regarding our external brand suppliers, we share the responsibility of making sustainable changes and continuously work to inspire and push them to make sustainable demands and decisions further down the supply chain.
We are also members of amfori BSCI, which is a world leading organization with the aim to ensure open, ethical and sustainable trade. It is of highest priority that the products sold through our channels comes from a production where there is no child labor, forced labor and that the workers have fair working conditions. We are looking to increase our sustainable assortment and will therefore steer our purchases towards brands that can provide those products and type of production.