Conducts & Suppliers
In the beginning of 2009, Van Gils Fashion asked all of its suppliers to sign a Supplier’s Declaration. By doing this, a supplier indicates that it wants to actively collaborate in the development of MVO in the factories.
Currently, approximately 75% of goods originate from suppliers that are that have been BSCI approved or from suppliers that are actively involved in the audit process.
During this audit process, a concrete action plan is set up for the supplier to bring the internal working conditions to a higher level.
From now on, Van Gils Fashion will work solely with suppliers that are SA8000 certified or that have been approved on the basis of the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI and part of FTA).
Van Gils Fashion wants to be a collaboration partner for suppliers. This is why Van Gils Fashion is affiliated to the BSCI, a European initiative of brands and retailers that have dedicated themselves to MVO. The rules are as follows:
1) the International Labour Organisation (ILO)
2) the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
3) the UN Convention for the Rights of the Child
More about the BSCI rules of conduct: bsci-intl.org