Bierbaum-Proenen GmbH & Co. KG

Bierbaum-Proenen GmbH & Co. KG, a German workwear firm, joined FWF on 1 July 2010.

Brand Performance Check 2016

Bierbaum-Proenen (BP) meets most of FWF’s management system requirements and goes beyond some of them. With 98% of production under monitoring, BP fulfills FWF’s monitoring threshold for affiliates after three years of membership.

BP has a strong sourcing system which is strongly integrated with its implementation of the code. The pricing practice provides the brand an insight on the labour cost per product. Long-term relationships with many suppliers, combined with often high degrees of leverage at the production sites and regular visits to production sites mean BP is in a good position to work on implementation of social standards.

BP has strong systems in place to reduce the risk of excessive overtime, however living wage issues remain a challenge. FWF encourages BP to start a pilot with some of its core suppliers to make steps towards a payment of a living wage in those factories.

Score: 83 Percentage under monitoring: 98% Category: Leader

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Bierbaum-Proenen GmbH & Co. KG
Im carré domstrasse
Domstrasse 55-73
D-50668 Köln
Phone: +49 (0)221 1656-0
Fax: +49 (0)221 1656-170

"Observing our social responsibility gives meaning to our activities and is the prerequisite for sustained success. That is why we consider fair manufacturing conditions to be important. We are convinced that membership of the Fair Wear Foundation is the best way to guarantee such conditions."