The last few decades have seen a lot of changes in the clothing industry. As a result of globalization, almost all large companies have relocated their production to distant lands - emerging and developing nations. In many cases, the path from raw material fiber through to finished garment now passes through countless production sites and several continents. Different laws and employment regulations apply in each country and social standards are generally far lower than those in industrialized nations. We have therefore set ourselves the objective, wherever our products are produced, of assuming responsibility for fair working conditions. To promote this aim, we joined the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) (www.fairwear.org) some years ago, committing to the strictest fair fashion standards in the world.
Code of Labour
The Code of Labour Practices defines the Fair Wear Foundation's "Labour Standards" which must be adhered to during production of Mammut items.
Implementation and monitoring of the FWF Code of Labour Practices
To ensure the effective implementation of the FWF standards, Mammut has implemented a management system and continuously monitors working conditions at its suppliers.
Training and build-up of capacities
In addition to continuous monitoring of working conditions at our suppliers and improving our internal processes, another increasingly important focus of our commitment to fair working conditions is information and training for factory managers and workers.
Business relationships with suppliers
We endeavor to build fair and long-term relationships with our suppliers. Partnerships based on trust provide strong foundations for the implementation of targeted and effective measures to improve working conditions.
Selection procedure for new factories
New suppliers are selected by means of a detailed process involving several stages and based on clear guidelines and formal checklists. Social compliance aspects are an integral component of this process.
Mammut is increasingly becoming a global company - in terms of both purchases and sales of finished products.
Selection procedure for new production countries
Relocation of parts of production to new production countries happens relatively rarely and is based on a detailed analysis. The risks and specific features affecting working conditions and environmental pollution are assessed individually for each country.