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:
Director of Sustainability
+46 8 584 906 72
Sara Skogsberg Cuadras
PR & Media Manager
+46 8 584 40 014
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
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