HAGLÖFS JOINS THE FAIR WEAR FOUNDATION
As part of its ambition to become the leading outdoor company in sustainability, Haglöfs has joined the Fair Wear Foundation.
This membership, combined with its membership in bluesign®, means that Haglöfs has taken yet another big step to ensure that both the material and production phases live up to the high standards of sustainability and ethics.
Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) is an international independent verification initiative dedicated to enhancing the lives of workers in the clothing industry all over the world. FWF works closely with a growing number of companies that produce clothing and other sewn products and that take responsibility for their supply chain.
“Fair Wear Foundation is pleased to welcome Haglöfs, FWF’s first Swedish member focused on the outdoor market.” says Erica van Doorn, Director of Fair Wear Foundation. “We believe Haglöfs’ membership in FWF demonstrates their commitment to being a responsible brand, and to improving working conditions in their supply chain.”
As a result of Haglöfs' membership in the Fair Wear Foundation, manufacturers will gradually be transitioned to the FWF's Code of Labour Practices – which is a much more comprehensive regulatory framework than Haglöfs' Code of Conduct – and inspected by FWF's local inspection teams.
"We use qualified manufacturers with whom we have established a long, reliable business relationship. Our membership in the Fair Wear Foundation is confirmation that the quality of our work from an ethical perspective is very high. Now it is also easier for the consumer to make a conscious choice" says Lennart Ekberg, Director of sustainability at Haglöfs.