Clas Ohlson wins international award for training programme in its supply chain
At the Sedex annual conference in London Clas Ohlson was acknowledged for its work together with QuizRR that carries out training in areas such as employee rights, health and safety amongst its Chinese suppliers. These training measures were nominated "Best new programme implemented" at the Sedex Awards.
In total, over 9,000 training courses have been carried out so far within the programme in 26 different Chinese factories. More than 4,000 factory workers have had training concerning their rights and responsibilities regarding workplace polices, fire and building safety, health and safety and workplace dialogue.
“We are very proud of this award which I view as an acknowledgement of the new steps we are taking in our sustainability efforts. We have gone from managing compliance in the factories to go beyond audit, working more proactively together with our suppliers, which gives us a better prerequisite to ensure long-term profitability for our business,” says Åsa Portnoff Sundström, Head of Sustainability at Clas Ohlson.
QuizRR is a Swedish company that develops digital training solutions in order to improve working conditions and safety at work for employees in the Asian manufacturing industry. Clas Ohlson was the first company to implement QuizRR's training solutions with its suppliers and the company has supported the development of the tool since 2014.
Sedex is a global membership organisation that works to drive responsible supply chain efforts. Sedex is the home of the world’s largest collaborative platforms for sharing responsible sourcing data on supply chain and other data to improve workers’ rights, health and safety, etc, used by more than 47,000 companies in over 150 countries.
Read more about Clas Ohlson’s sustainability work on https://about.clasohlson.com/en/sustainability/
For more information, please contact:
Sara Kraft Westrell, Director of Information and Investor Relations, phone +46 247 649 13
Clas Ohlson was founded in 1918 as a mail order business based in Insjön, Sweden. This year, we are celebrating
100 years as a business with customers in five markets, more than 4,800 co-workers and annual sales of approximately 8 billion SEK. Our share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. A lot has happened since the start in 1918, but one thing has remained the same over the years; that we want to help and inspire people to improve their everyday lives by offering smart, simple, practical solutions at attractive prices. Read more about our history on clasohlson100.com/en or visit about.clasohlson.com for current events and information.