In the factories

Our goal is to create good and safe working conditions together with the suppliers and the factory management for the employees working in the plants.

We have developed rigorous procedures to evaluate the conditions in the factories. Factory standards are assessed through factory visits, meetings, documentation checks and audits. Socials audits are carried out both by 3rd party auditors and our internal CSR staff. At these inspections all parts of a factory are surveyed thoroughly. Building features and workshops are checked; interviews with management and workers are conducted; and all relevant records, documents and licenses are examined.

The evaluations form the basis for improvement plans at the production sites. Any gap between our requirements and actual findings result in a corrective action plan (CAP) with specific activities and timeframe. These CAPs are follow-up by our CSR staff that visit the factories regularly.