workfashion.com

workfashion.com is a Swiss workwear company that joined Fair Wear Foundation in February 2015. A first Brand Performance Check will take place after the first year of membership.

brand performance check 2016

workfashion.com meets most of FWF's management system requirements and goes beyond some of them. workfashion.com has a relatively small number of suppliers. It sources 80% of its 2015 FOB volume from three suppliers in Macedonia. In addition, it enjoys stable business relations exceeding five years with suppliers accounting for 79% of workfashion.com’s 2015 purchasing volume. This, in addition to its high leverage at suppliers gives the company a strong basis for effectively improving working conditions.

workfashion.com has monitored 82% of its 2015 purchasing volume and therefore meets FWF's 40% monitoring threshold required of brands in its first year of membership. Combined with a benchmarking score of 59, FWF places workfashion.com in the Good category. In 2015 workfashion.com did not fully meet FWF’s requirements for Low Risk Countries, as it failed to visit all suppliers in Low-Risk countries.
workfashion.com systematically works towards resolution of corrective actions with all of its suppliers. After audits, remediation steps were taken and follow up is being closely monitored. In this regard, it is particularly helpful that the CEO is raising the importance of systematic CAP follow-up directly with owners/directors of its suppliers.

When workfashion.com is able to determine the labour costs per product, it should have a better understanding whether workfashion.com FOB prices support payment of living wages. This could then form the basis for discussion with management at suppliers where workfashion.com has high leverage, to move towards payment of living wages. workfashion.com can take further steps towards analysing the root causes of excessive overtime and how this relates to its own buying practices. Finally, workfashion.com is expected to enroll more of its suppliers in FWF Workplace Education Programme in 2016.

Score: 59 Percentage under monitoring: 82% Category: Good

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workfashion.com ag
Frauentalstrasse 3
CH-6332
Hagendorn
Switzerland

www.workfashion.com
T +41 41 784 84 84
F +41 41 784 84 85

"workfashion.com has a proven record of social sustainability since 2009 as member of BSCI and being SA8000 certified since 2005. A membership of Fair Wear Foundation will help us to improve this track record even further. We think that production of work wear can be done without violating social-ethical principles. We expect that with the help of the methods of the Fair Wear Foundation this goal can be reached and the already high level will be improved further." Dr. Alfred J. Beerli, CEO

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