Van Lier Shoes B.V.

Van Lier Shoes B.V. is a Dutch shoe company that joined FWF in April 2015. A first Brand Performance Check will be held after the first year of membership.

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Van Lier is in process of implementing FWF's management system requirements. During the first year of membership Van Lier has informed all suppliers of the Code of Labour Practices and ensured the questionnaires were signed and returned. During meetings and visits with suppliers each labour standard is discussed and explained with the factory owners/managers.

Van Lier's sourcing practices generally support effective implementation of the Code of Labour Practices. The company has a stable supplier base with long
term relations and substantial leverage, accounting for 77% of the company's 2015 purchasing volume. 81% of Van Lier's 2015 production volume is sourced from countries that are classified as low risk where the company has met the monitoring requirements.

Van Lier has followed-up on corrective actions of existing audit reports of other clients in the factories in Bangladesh and China. FWF recommends van Lier to conduct audits using FWF teams in Bangladesh, India and China.
Further steps can be taken by gaining more insight into wage levels and structurally documenting all monitoring and FWF information per factory in order to systematically document all social compliance information.

Score: 64 Percentage under monitoring: 81% Category: Good

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Van Lier Shoes B.V.

Van Lier Shoes B.V.

IABC 5258A
NL-4814 RD Breda
Tel. +31 (0)76 523 36 80
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“In 2015 Van Lier Shoes celebrated 200 years of family spirit. Every person that contributes to the brand, either in a bigger or a smaller role, is a member of that family and I would like him or her to feel like an equally respected member” Geert van Spaendonck, owner