SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (SR) at Zobello
At Zobello we design our garments with great love and eye for detail. That same love and attention can also be found in the way we produce our clothing. One of our top priorities is to run the business with great sensitivity to the world around us. We take on the challenge of making fashion more sustainable and improving working conditions in the fashion industry. We strive to offer fair, social, healthy and safe conditions for workers in our supply chain. Therefore we have developed a SR policy with a clear focus on the working conditions in our factories, where our garments are manufactured. This is the most labour-intensive part of our supply chain.
Our SR approach is first of all based on the principle of monitoring the supply chain by Independent third party auditors. Secondly on empowering suppliers by providing extensive information to expand their knowledge and skills and finally on engaging active dialogs between stakeholders in the relevant sector to exchange experience and knowledge about the supply chain policy.
The SR consists of many standards, including bans on discrimination, excessive overtime and child labor. Independent third party auditors carry out regular audits to enable us to monitor our suppliers. We regularly visit factories ourselves to discuss the cooperation and emphasize the importance of good working conditions of employees such as health, safety and living wages. We believe it’s very important to invest in building a good and long-lasting relationship with our suppliers.
In case of non-compliance with the SR Code of Conduct we will start an improvement program, including more frequent audits. If the Code of Conduct is severely violated and the supplier is unwilling to execute improvements the contract is terminated.
We are constantly thinking about new ways to expand our SR. This vision of creating a more sustainable world is a journey that can only work when there is determination, passion and teamwork. If you have any comments, remarks or questions regarding our SR, please let us know at [email protected].