When doing our business we take social responsibility, apply ethical principles and aim to improve the quality of life of the workforce, their families as well as the local communities and societies we work in.
Our basic social requirements, according to BSCI standards, include no forced labor, no discrimination in employment, no child labor, freedom of association and collective bargaining, living wages, no excessive working hours, decent working conditions and clearly governed employment relationships.
We strongly encourage all our suppliers to be socially accountable and only work with suppliers who fulfill our requested compliance level, which is continuously secured by good BSCI or equivalent standard audits.
In 2003, BSCI was established by Foreign Trade Association (FTA) based on SA8000 standard. It creates consistency and harmonization for companies wanting to improve their social compliance in the global supply chain. It aims to establish a common platform for various companies to share the same Code of Conduct and monitoring system. Those producers who are certified by SA8000, ICTI or EICC are not required to conduct BSCI audits.
Over 1,400 member companies with 21,100 producers in 125 countries are participating on BSCI initiative.
In 1997, SA8000 was established by Social Accountability International (SAI). It is one of the first auditable social certification standards for decent workplaces, based on UN Declaration of Human Rights, conventions of the ILO, UN and national law. It aims to create a common tool to measure social performance among various industries.
Over 3,000 producers in 66 countries are SA8000 certified.
In 1975, ICTI was established by toy industry associations in various countries. It aims to provide a fair, thorough and consistent monitoring program for the producers.
ICTI includes over 1,000 producers in 31 countries.
In 2004, EICC was established by a group of electronics companies seeking to create an industry-wide standard on social, environmental and ethical issues in electronics industry’s supply chain. It aims to drive positive change and increase efficiency across the industry by creating a unified approach and ensuring that suppliers were held to a common standard.
EICC has around 100 member companies and thousands suppliers in 120 countries.