Together with our customers, suppliers, other external partners and, most importantly, the communities in which we do business, we aim to create shared value. Collaborating closely with our partners and engaging in dialogue is central to the growth of a sustainable industry.
Transparent exchange of information
We ensure that our exchange of information with customers is always ethical and transparent through our collaboration with SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange), which is the largest collaborative platform for sharing ethical supply chain data. We regularly provide and submit data on our labour standards, environmental efforts, health and safety initiatives and business integrity.
Seven of our global manufacturing sites (Beijing in China, Parma and Mantova in Italy, and Octeville, Saint Laurent sur Sèvre, Corcelles-les-Cîteaux and Lisieux in France) were independently audited by Bureau Veritas using the SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) 4-Pillar framework. The successful audit covered Labour Standards, Health & Safety, Environment and Business Practises.
Industry associations, partnerships and memberships
High standards are essential for our business and the industry as a whole. We collaborate with industry associations and engage in partnerships and memberships with organisations to maintain and raise standards.