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    Presentatie Fair Wear over de kansen en uitdagingen in publiek-private samenwerkingsverbanden Presentatie Fair Wear over de kansen en uitdagingen in publiek-private samenwerkingsverbanden Presentation Transcript

    • Partos Plaza Oktober 2010
    • Introduction FWF • FWF is an international verification initiative dedicated to enhancing workers’ lives all over the world • How? – Through working with member companies – By stimulating social dialogue in production countries
    • FWF today • Over 60 member companies from seven European countries • About 1200 factories employing 275.000 workers • Member products sold in 50+ countries worldwide • Strong methodology • Increasing transparancy • Improving marketing and communication
    • Active in 15 production countries Priority countries; China, India, Turkey & Bangladesh
    • Traditional supply chain view
    • Reality of supply chains
    • The Fair Wear formula
    • Focus on phases of production where SEWING is the main manufacturing process This among the most labour intensive phases of the chain
    • Multi-stakeholder DNA • Active involvement of business associations, labour unions, and NGOs as equal partners (in board, CoE and production countries) • Provides legitimacy, objectivity, expertise and sustainability • In terms of governance and in terms of financing
    • Process Approach • Meet companies where they are, and develop a plan for improvements • FWF does not certify products as ‘100% fair’; nearly impossible to certify that (today)
    • Multi-level verification is FWF’s core activity
    • Transparency at all levels FWF’s public, 3rd-party findings give your CSR claims legitimacy with consumers, investors and advocacy organisations
    • Cooperation to improve working conditions in a sustainable way is essential: • Between suppliers, companies, workers and FWF • Between local business associations, NGOs, trade unions and FWF • Between FWF and other (social compliance) initiatives – Audits and training can be shared – Sometimes limited by contractual agreements – Factory audits from other qualified organisations may be counted toward FWF audit requirements – Joint training with Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is in progress
    • What do members do?
    • How does membership work? • Develop a work plan; describing the steps you will take towards implementing the Code of Labour Practices • Sign the Code of Labour Practices • Set up a coherent monitoring system • Work with factory managers to make concrete, ongoing improvements (corrective action plans) • Provide annual public reports on progress towards goals
    • Verification by FWF At factory level: FWF will select a number of factories for verification audits (10% of production in 3 years) At brand level: through an annual Management System Audit FWF will assess the following: • How well is your monitoring system working? • Are you and the supplier executing corrective action plans? And what are the results? • Do your company policies support good working conditions? • Are labour conditions an integral part of your sourcing strategy? • Are worker complaints being addressed?
    • Benefits on many levels • Workers have decent working conditions • Responsiveness towards consumer’s concern (license to operate) • Part of member companies’ risk management • Access to specialist knowledge • Sharing best practices with other companies • Because of gaining in-depth knowledge of supply chain/ suppliers -> possibilities for improving production planning, quality, improved relations with suppliers
    • If you have any questions, please ask them now or visit our website: http://www.fairwear.org