Partos Plaza
Oktober 2010
Introduction FWF
• FWF is an international verification initiative dedicated to
enhancing workers’ lives all over the worl...
FWF today
• Over 60 member companies
from seven European countries
• About 1200 factories
employing 275.000 workers
• Memb...
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 o...
Multi-stakeholder DNA
• Active involvement of business
associations, labour unions,
and NGOs as equal partners (in
board, ...
Process Approach
• Meet companies where they
are, and develop a plan for
improvements
• FWF does not certify
products as ‘...
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 ...
Cooperation to improve working conditions in a sustainable way
is essential:
• Between suppliers, companies, workers and F...
What do members do?
How does membership work?
• Develop a work plan; describing the steps you will take
towards implementing the Code of Labou...
Verification by FWF
At factory level: FWF will select a number of factories for
verification audits (10% of production in ...
Benefits on many levels
• Workers have decent working conditions
• Responsiveness towards consumer’s concern (license to
o...
If you have any questions, please
ask them now or visit our
website:
http://www.fairwear.org
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Presentatie Fair Wear over de kansen en uitdagingen in publiek-private samenwerkingsverbanden

  1. 1. Partos Plaza Oktober 2010
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. Active in 15 production countries Priority countries; China, India, Turkey & Bangladesh
  5. 5. Traditional supply chain view
  6. 6. Reality of supply chains
  7. 7. The Fair Wear formula
  8. 8. Focus on phases of production where SEWING is the main manufacturing process This among the most labour intensive phases of the chain
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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)
  11. 11. Multi-level verification is FWF’s core activity
  12. 12. Transparency at all levels FWF’s public, 3rd-party findings give your CSR claims legitimacy with consumers, investors and advocacy organisations
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. What do members do?
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. 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?
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. If you have any questions, please ask them now or visit our website: http://www.fairwear.org

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