We expect our global suppliers and subcontractors to apply the same standards as we do. With the following labels and certificates, we can guarantee our customers that our lingerie is produced and distributed under the best possible conditions for mankind and for the environment.
Fair Labour Labels: we treat people with respect in all phases of the production process.
SA8000 or a similar certificate
All our suppliers and subcontractors have a social certificate such as SA8000, BSCI, WRAP, FWF or SMETA/ETI. We carry out checks through an internal monitoring system. The third parties who do not respect our code of conduct are given a minimum term to address and rectify the violations.
Ethical and Social Charter
All suppliers and subcontractors have signed a declaration abiding by Van de Velde’s Ethical and Social Charter. This charter is based on the SA8000 standard, and represents ‘Human friendly entrepreneurship’ with respect for the quality of work and the wellbeing and identity of the employees, subcontractors and suppliers.
Our own lingerie stores represent other brands. Suppliers of these brands are expected to sign the Ethical and Social Charter.
Product Safety: we guarantee that our products are free from harmful substances.
We require of our suppliers that they carry the Oeko-tex label and that they can present a valid certificate.
All our resource suppliers must meet the REACH-obligations.