Haglöfs joins the Fair Wear Foundation

As part of its vision to become the leading outdoor company in Sustainability, Haglöfs has joined the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF). This membership, combined with its membership in bluesign®, means that Haglöfs has ensured that both the material and production phases of its supply chain are sustainable.

Sustainability is a central component of Haglöfs' business plan to ensure long-term, profitable growth for its operations while at the same time contributing to a more sustainable society. The interplay between environmental, ethical and financial aspects is both obvious and natural. Being operationally responsible is a prerequisite for conducting profitable business in the long term.

Haglöfs does not own its own factories, which means that all production occurs at external manufacturers. To date, these manufacturers have been subject to both Haglöfs' Code of Conduct and regular controls. Production has been outsourced – but not responsibility.

As a result of Haglöfs' membership in the Fair Wear Foundation, manufacturers will gradually be transitioned to the FWF's Code of Labour Practices – which is a much more comprehensive regulatory framework than Haglöfs' Code of Conduct – and inspected by FWF's local inspection teams.

"We use qualified manufacturers with whom we have established a long, reliable business relationship. Our membership in the Fair Wear Foundation is confirmation that the quality of our work from an ethical perspective is very high. This membership, combined with our membership in bluesign®, means that we have ensured the sustainability of both the material and production phases of our supply chain," says Lennart Ekberg, Director of Sustainability at Haglöfs.

Fair Wear Foundation
Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) is an international independent verification initiative dedicated to enhancing the lives of workers in the clothing industry all over the world. FWF works closely with a growing number of companies that produce clothing and other sewn products and that take responsibility for their supply chain.

“Fair Wear Foundation is pleased to welcome Haglöfs, FWF’s first Swedish member focused on the outdoor market”, says Erica van Doorn, Director of Fair Wear Foundation. “We believe Haglöfs’ membership in FWF demonstrates their commitment to being a responsible brand, and to improving working conditions in their supply chain.”

For further information please contact:

Lennart Ekberg
Director of Sustainability
+46 8 584 906 72
lennart.ekberg@haglofs.se

Sara Skogsberg Cuadras
PR & Media Manager
+46 8 584 40 014
sara.skogsberg-cuadras@haglofs.se

 

 

Haglöfs is one of the world’s leading outdoor suppliers and offers a responsible brand that meets modern day demands for products with a high level of functionality, good design and value for money to people who invest in an active outdoor lifestyle. Sales for 2011 amounted to SEK 626 million and the company has over the last five years achieved an average growth of 10 percent. Haglöfs is owned by ASICS Corporation since 2010. www.haglofs.se

CONTACTS:
PR & Media Manager: Sara Skogsberg Cuadras, sara.skogsberg-cuadras@haglofs.se
CEO: Nicolas Warchalowski, nicolas.warchalowski@haglofs.se

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Haglöfs develops clothing, footwear and hardware for people who invest in an active outdoor lifestyle. From small-scale backpack manufacturing in 1914, Haglöfs has developed into one of the world’s leading suppliers of technical and sustainable outdoor products by means of modern product development and strategic distribution. The Haglöfs brand is primarily marketed to 25 European and Asian markets and the company employs some 200 people. Sales for 2015 amounted to SEK 776 million. Haglöfs is owned by ASICS Corporation since 2010. www.haglofs.com

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Our membership in the Fair Wear Foundation is confirmation that the quality of our work from an ethical perspective is very high. This membership, combined with our membership in bluesign®, means that we have ensured the sustainability of both the material and production phases of our supply chain.
Lennart Ekberg, Director of Sustainability at Haglöfs.