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  • Title: Home - Fair Wear Foundation
    Descriptive info: .. Actieknop.. Skip over navigation | Sla menu over.. Home.. Wage ladder.. About.. Labour standards.. Brands.. Resources.. News.. Countries.. Search.. Login.. home.. labour.. standard.. 1.. Employment is freely chosen.. International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women Event in Delhi.. FWF hosted an expert panel event in New Dehli, India on 26 November to commemorate the United Nations-sponsored International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.. Read more >>.. 03.. 12.. 2012.. FWF members perform well in new Clean Clothes Campaign Outdoor Profiles.. The Clean Clothes Campaign this week released their 2012 Outdoor Brand Profiles report, reviewing 25 clothing and footwear brands.. 23.. 11.. In Memoriam: Khorshed Alam.. FWF  ...   Society) , following an illness.. 21.. Our mission is to improve labour conditions in the garment industry.. Fair Wear Foundation is an independent, non-profit organisation that works with companies and factories to improve labour conditions for garment workers.. FWF s 80 member companies represent over 120 brands, and are based in seven European countries; member products are sold in over 20,000 retail outlets in more than 80 countries around the world.. FWF is active in 15 production countries in Asia, Europe and Africa.. Read more.. Contact address.. 2009 FWF • design:.. buro RuSt.. • technical realisation:.. Occhio.. Uw browser ondersteunt geen Javascript.. Activeer JavaScript om deze website optimaal te laten functioneren..

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  • Title: Home - Fair Wear Foundation
    Descriptive info: 7.. Safe and healthy working conditions..

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  • Title: Wage ladder - Fair Wear Foundation
    Descriptive info: Home -.. FWF Wage Ladder.. Straight to the FWF Wage Ladder.. Download the quick guide here.. Payment of a living wage.. is one of FWF s eight labour standards.. A living wage means that workers basic needs, including food, clothing, housing, healthcare and education, are met.. The idea is simple: people who work a normal working week should be able to make a living.. The export-oriented garment industry has great potential to lift millions of workers worldwide out of poverty.. In most low-cost production countries, however, wages are too low for workers to meet basic needs, like food, shelter, and health care.. The obvious answer to relieving the poverty of workers participating in garment supply chains  ...   a living wage.. Sidestepping these discussions, FWF has developed a web-based tool that will help garment brands and factories to gradually improve workers wages.. A first step is to find out what wages are in a certain factory, how they relate to various wage benchmarks and to wages in other factories.. To make these comparisons possible, FWF has developed the Wage Ladder, an innovative online tool that helps brands, factories, trade unions and NGOs to work towards living wages for garment and other workers.. Read more in the.. FWF Living Wage policy.. or in the.. Wage Ladder Background Study.. The FWF Wage Ladder was made possible by the generous support of Dutch trade union.. CNV Internationaal..

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  • Title: About - Fair Wear Foundation
    Descriptive info: approach.. membership types.. verification.. social dialogue.. organisation.. 4.. Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining.. about.. Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) is an independent, non-profit organisation that works with companies and factories to improve labour conditions for garment workers.. FWF keeps track of the improvements made by the companies it works with.. And through sharing expertise, social dialogue and strengthening industrial relations, FWF increases the effectiveness of the efforts made by companies.. Change requires a major joint effort.. We therefore invite companies to join FWF and make a difference.. If you re interested in how we can help you, send us an e-mail at.. info-[at]-fairwear-[dot]-org.. Good labour conditions are FWF s mission: make them part of yours!.. Companies that produce and distribute products of which the main manufacturing process is sewing can join FWF and, depending on the direct influence they have with garment factories, become an FWF affiliate or FWF ambassador.. Both affiliates and ambassadors of FWF work towards improving the labour conditions in factories and workshops where the cut-make-trim stage takes place, all over the world.. The basis of the collaboration between FWF and a member is the Code of  ...   practices that support good working conditions.. Labour standards derived from ILO Conventions and the UN s Declaration on Human Rights.. = basing FWF s Code on internationally-recognised standards which have been set through tri-partite negotiation.. Multi-stakeholder verification.. = verification processes developed through multi-stakeholder negotiation, and involving experts from diverse disciplines and perspectives in FWF verification teams.. A process approach to implementation.. = paying special attention to the means (i.. e.. building functioning industrial relations systems over time) in order to achieve the end (i.. sustainable workplace improvements).. Involvement of stakeholders in production countries.. = engaging local partners in shaping FWF s approach in a given region or country.. Transparency.. = keeping relevant stakeholders informed of FWF policies, activities, and results; publicly reporting on member company efforts to fulfil FWF requirements.. FWF is governed by the following organisations:.. Modint.. (the trade association for fashion, interior design, carpets and textiles).. CBW-MITEX.. (business association for retailers of interior design, fashion, shoes and sportswear).. FGHS.. (business association for sporting goods suppliers).. FNV Bondgenoten.. (federation of trade unions - service industry).. CNV dienstenbond.. (Christian trade union - service industry).. Clean Clothes Campaign.. (The Netherlands).. Brot für alle.. (Switzerland)..

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  • Title: 1. Employment is freely chosen - Fair Wear Foundation
    Descriptive info: Labour standards -.. FWF took considerable time to develop a strong code and matching pragmatic approach for members.. And its strength is that it is sticking to these principles.. - Willy Wagenmans, Founding Board member of FWF.. The core of this code is made up from eight labour standards derived from ILO Conventions and the UN s  ...   is based on internationally recognised standards which have been set through tripartite negotiation.. There shall be no use of forced, including bonded or prison, labour.. (ILO Conventions 29 and 105).. Download a short paper on the Sumangali scheme, a form of forced labour prevalent in South India,.. here.. More on the Sumangali scheme on the.. India page..

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  • Title: Brands - Fair Wear Foundation
    Descriptive info: companySearch.. search for a brand or company.. search.. The FWF.. Consumer Shopping List.. allows you to find FWF member brands on sale near you.. Click on I m a consumer and choose your country.. The.. B2B Brandfinder.. help retailers looking for brands to sell, and helps business or government customers to find FWF brands.. For an overview of the different FWF membership types and information about what they mean, please see our.. about page.. All brands.. I'm a consumer.. b2b retailer.. b2b procurement.. brandfilterDetails.. print all brands.. #.. 1982.. 1982 is part of.. Takko Holding.. a.. Acne.. Acne is part of.. ACNE Studios.. acp.. acp is part of.. ACP.. Adam Menswear.. Adam Menswear is part of.. McGregor Fashion Group B.. V.. A-Code.. A-Code is part of.. Kwintet Group.. A.. Mauritz.. Mauritz is part of.. Mauritz Zn.. BV.. ALBIRO.. ALBIRO is part of.. ALBIRO AG.. b.. Bierbaum Proenen.. Bierbaum Proenen is part of.. Bierbaum-Proenen GmbH Co.. KG.. Bizniz.. Bizniz is part of.. Bizniz Confectie B.. Blackout.. Blackout is part of.. Blackout AG.. Buttonboss.. Buttonboss is part of.. Buttonboss B.. B C.. B C is part of.. Boudestijn.. Boudestijn is part of.. TRIAS Holding BV.. Bucofa.. Bucofa is part of.. Van Puijenbroek Textiel.. Business Fashion.. Business Fashion is part of.. Bout Beroepskleding BV.. Bout Beroepskleding BV is part of.. Westveer Holding BV.. Blysia Lingerie.. Blysia Lingerie is part of.. Young Designer programme.. c.. Continental Collection.. Continental Collection is part of.. Continental Clothing Company Ltd.. CPT.. CPT is part of.. CPT AG.. Crown East Group.. Crown East Group is part of.. Crown East B.. Culture.. Culture is part of.. E.. C.. Couture B.. Clinic Dress.. Clinic Dress is part of.. d.. DEPT.. DEPT is part of.. Dept.. De Berkel.. De Berkel is part of.. Dept Denim Department.. Dept Denim Department is part of.. Deuter.. Deuter is part of.. Deuter Sport GmbH Co.. Djupvik.. Djupvik is part of.. DW-Shop.. DW-Shop is part of.. DW-Shop GmbH.. Dirksen BV.. is part of.. e.. Earth Positive Apparel.. Earth Positive Apparel is part of.. Expresso.. Expresso is part of.. Expresso Fashion B.. Emergo Textile Projects.. Emergo Textile Projects is part of.. f.. Foggia.. Foggia is part of.. Filippa K.. Filippa K is part of.. Filippa K AB.. Fristads-Kansas.. Fristads-Kansas is part of.. FRENCYS.. FRENCYS is part of.. g.. Grüne Erde.. Grüne Erde is part of.. Grüne Erde GmbH.. Gonso Bike Active Wear.. Gonso Bike Active Wear is part of.. Maier Sports GmbH.. Groenendijk Bedrijfskleding B.. Gaastra..  ...   B.. Manroof.. Manroof is part of.. Manroof GmbH.. Mayerline.. Mayerline is part of.. Mayerline N.. McGregor.. McGregor is part of.. Mountain Force.. Mountain Force is part of.. Minibär.. Minibär is part of.. Triaz Group GmbH.. Marsum.. Marsum is part of.. Mountain Equipment.. Mountain Equipment is part of.. Monkee.. Monkee is part of.. n.. Nudie Jeans.. Nudie Jeans is part of.. Nudie Jeans Co.. nakedshirt.. nakedshirt is part of.. o.. Orotoro.. Orotoro is part of.. alteks.. co.. uk.. Odd Molly.. Odd Molly is part of.. Odd Molly International AB.. ODLO.. ODLO is part of.. ODLO Sports Holding AG.. p.. Post Fire Dew.. Post Fire Dew is part of.. Pama.. Pama is part of.. Pama International B.. PWG.. PWG is part of.. Polichlo Safety More.. Polichlo Safety More is part of.. Permess South East Asia.. Permess South East Asia is part of.. Permess South East Asia Ltd.. ProGarments.. ProGarments is part of.. ProGarments BV.. P P Projects.. P P Projects is part of.. P P Projects B.. r.. Ram Concepts.. Ram Concepts is part of.. Ram Concepts Europe.. Rom88.. Rom88 is part of.. Tricorp Textiles Europe B.. Ronhill.. Ronhill is part of.. Rickfors Rickfors.. Rickfors Rickfors is part of.. s.. Simon Jersey.. Simon Jersey is part of.. Schijvens.. Schijvens is part of.. Schijvens Confectiefabriek Hilvarenbeek B.. Schöffel.. Schöffel is part of.. Schöffel Sportbekleidung GmbH.. Sisa.. Sisa is part of.. Sisa Bedrijfskleding Pbm’s BV.. Suit Supply.. Suit Supply is part of.. Suit Supply B.. Switcher.. Switcher is part of.. Switcher SA.. Stanley and Stella.. Stanley and Stella is part of.. Stanley and Stella S.. A.. Secur protects@work.. Secur protects@work is part of.. Secur protects@work BV.. Sparkling Ideas.. Sparkling Ideas is part of.. Sena Eco Couture.. Sena Eco Couture is part of.. Scorett.. Scorett is part of.. Scorett Footwear AB.. Swiss Post.. Swiss Post is part of.. Solida Care Collection.. Solida Care Collection is part of.. Solida Gastro Fashion.. Solida Gastro Fashion is part of.. Sprayway.. Sprayway is part of.. Studio JUX.. Studio JUX is part of.. t.. Takko Fashion.. Takko Fashion is part of.. Tricorp Workwear.. Tricorp Workwear is part of.. Transa.. Transa is part of.. Transa Backpacking AG.. Traced Good.. Traced Good is part of.. u.. UVU UK Ltd.. UVU UK Ltd is part of.. v.. Vivanda.. Vivanda is part of.. Vaude.. Vaude is part of.. Vaude Sport GmbH Co KG.. w.. Wenaas.. Wenaas is part of.. Waschbär.. Waschbär is part of.. Wiltec BV.. Wiltec B.. Wikland.. Wikland is part of..

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  • Title: Resources - Fair Wear Foundation
    Descriptive info: 6.. No excessive working hours.. We try to make sure this resource section of our website is always up-to-date.. All documents listed can be downloaded.. If you find that anything is missing or any link is broken, please send us an e-mail at.. and we will be more than happy to send the documents to you and/or (re-)upload them to this resource section.. Company reports.. Brand performance 2012.. FWF Country guidance papers.. FWF is occasionally asked whether FWF membership is possible for companies sourcing from Burma or North Korea.. These guidance papers are intended as a response to these questions and as guidance documents for (prospective) affiliates of FWF.. Guidance paper for companies sourcing from Burma.. Guidance paper for companies sourcing from North Korea (also relevant for companies sourcing from South Korea and China).. Reports:.. nakedshirt.. October 2012.. KTC -.. September 2012.. Bierbaum-Proenen -.. August 2012.. Bizniz confectie -.. De Berkel -.. May 2012.. Jack Wolfskin -.. Manroof -.. April 2012.. Manderley -.. ProGarments -.. Schoeffel -.. February 2012.. Suit Supply -.. March 2012.. Takko Fashion -.. Triaz -.. Vaude -.. Brand performance 2011.. Alteks Brand Performance Check 2011.. Download.. Araco Brand Performance Check 2011.. Bierbaum Proenen Brand Performance Check 2011.. Buttonboss Brand Performance Check 2011.. Cheap Monday Brand Performance Check 2011.. Continental Clothing brand performance check 2011.. CPT brand performance check 2011.. crown east brand performance check 2011.. De Berkel Brand Performance Check 2011.. Acne Studios Brand Performance Check 2011.. Filippa K Brand Performance Check 2011.. Heigo Brand Performance Check 2011.. HempAge brand performance check 2011.. hessnatur brand performance check 2011.. Lindeberg brand performance check 2011.. Rags brand performance check 2011.. Jack Wolfskin brand performance check 2011.. Mammut brand performance check 2011.. Mayerline brand performance check 2011.. McGregor Fashion Group brand performance check 2011.. Nudie Jeans brand performance check 2011.. Odd Molly brand performance check 2011.. Odlo brand performance check 2011.. Pama brand performance check 2011.. PWG Brand Performance check 2011.. Schijvens brand performance check 2011.. switcher Brand Performance Check 2011.. Tricorp brand performance check 2011.. Van Puijenbroek Brand Performance Check 2011.. Brand performance 2010.. Black Out Brand Performance Check 2010.. Buttonboss Brand Performance Check 2010.. Clean Unique Brand Performance Check 2010.. Continental Brand Performance Check 2010.. ECC Couture Brand Performance Check 2010.. Expresso Brand Performance Check 2010.. Download.. Hempage Brand Performance Check 2010.. hessnatur Brand Performance Check 2010.. Hydrowear Brand Performance Check 2010.. Kwintet Brand Performance Check 2010.. Mammut Brand Performance Check 2010.. Manderley Brand Performance Check 2010.. Manroof Brand Performance Check 2010.. Odd Molly Brand Performance Check 2010.. Odlo Brand Performance Check 2010.. Pama Brand Performance Check 2010.. PWG Brand Performance Check 2010.. Suit Supply Brand Performance Check 2010.. Switcher Brand Performance Check 2010.. Tricorp Brand Performance Check 2010.. Van Puijenbroek Brand Performance Check 2010.. Brand performance 2009.. Acne Studios Brand Performance Check 2009.. De Berkel Brand Performance Check 2009.. Expresso Brand Performance Check 2009.. Fabric Scandinavien brand performance check 2009.. Filipa K Brand Performance Check 2009.. Heigo Brand Performance Check 2009.. hessnatur Brand Performance Check 2009.. Mammut Brand Performance Check 2009.. Manroof Brand Performance Check 2009.. McGregor Brand Performance Check 2009.. Odlo Brand Performance Check 2009.. Tricorp Brand Performance Check 2009.. Van Puijenbroek Brand Performance Check 2009.. social reports 2011.. These companies have handed in their social report.. Acne Studios.. Bierbaum-Proenen.. Continental Clothing Company.. Hempfortex.. Hess-Natur Textilien.. Jack Wolfskin (in.. English.. and.. German.. ).. Rags.. KTC limited.. Maier Sports (in.. Mammut Sports Group (.. version, English will follow).. McGregor Fashion Group.. Schoeffel (in.. Transa (in.. Van Puijenbroek.. Vaude (in.. Westveer Holding.. these companies have indicated they will submit their report before the end of August 2012.. Permess South East Asia (member since 2010).. these companies have failed to submit their social report for 2011:.. Alteks.. uk (member since 2009).. CPT (member since 2010).. Crown East (member since 2008).. ECC Couture (member since 2009).. Grüne Erde (member since 2010).. Gsus wholesale&design (member since 2004).. Heigo Nederland (member since 2005).. Hydrowear (member since 2009).. Pama Intl.. (member since 2004).. Suit Supply BV (member since 2007).. Tricorp Textiles (member since 2007).. these companies joined after 1 July 2011 and were thus not required to report on 2011:.. ALBIRO AG (13-06-12).. Deuter Sport GmbH & Co.. KG (01-08-11).. DW-Shop GmbH (01-02-12).. Haglöfs Scandinavia AB (18-04-12).. Hakro GmbH (01-12-11).. Kümmel & Co (01-05-11).. LK International AG (Kjus) (18-04-12).. Mountain Force AG (15-08-11).. Nakedshirt GmbH (14-11-11).. Outdoor & Sports Company Ltd.. (01-07-12).. RAM Concepts Europe (01-11-11).. Scorett Footwear AB (01-02-12).. (15-12-11).. Swiss Post (13-06-12).. Takko Holding GmbH (01-10-11).. Triaz GmbH (01-09-11).. UVU Holdings Limited (01-11-11).. Social reports and ambassadors.. FWF adapted its policy for ambassadors in May 2012.. Existing ambassador memberships are in transition.. As of 2013 the new policy will apply to all ambassadors.. Due to these changes most ambassadors did not hand in a social report 2011.. A positive exception is the Dutch Trias Holding (Polichlo and Boudestijn).. You can find their social report.. social reports 2010.. Social Reports 2010.. ACP (ambassador).. Bout (ambassador).. Crown East.. Expresso Fashion.. Fabric Scandinavien.. Groenendijk (ambassador).. (also available in.. French.. RAGS.. Odlo.. P&P Projects.. (ambassador).. Sparkling Ideas (ambassador).. (download from their website, multiple languages).. The following companies failed to hand in their social report:.. Mauritz en Zn.. B.. De Berkel B.. Kwintet Far East Limited.. Kwintet KLM Kleding N.. Power Workwear B.. (= Groenendijk).. The Cotton Group sa/nv.. Vereniging Clean & Unique.. social reports 2009.. Social Reports 2009.. Hess Naturtextilien.. Kwintet (Far East) Limited.. Kwintet KLM Kleding.. Pama International + annex.. PWG bedrijfsveilige kleding.. The following companies joined FWF after 30 June 2009 and are not required to hand in a social report for 2009:.. Araco International B.. Bierbaum-Proenen GmbH & Co.. Manderley Fashion bv.. Permess South-East Asia.. Rivema.. The Cotton Group.. The remaining companies have yet to hand in a social report.. This will be part of FWF's evaluation of these companies' progress (see MSA reports 2010), reports of which will be uploaded throughout 2010.. These companies are:.. Bo Weevil B.. (Faithful).. social reports 2009 (ambassadors).. Social Reports 2009 (ambassadors).. FWF currently has thirteen ambassador members.. Two of these have handed in their annual reports 2009:.. ACP (in Dutch).. Groenendijk/Power Workwear (in Dutch).. Four ambassadors were not required to hand in an annual report, as they only joined FWF recently.. We look forward to receiving their reports next year:.. Lasaulec (joined in 2010).. Polichlo Safety & More (joined in 2010).. Secur Group (joined 15 July 2009).. Wiltec (joined 1 September 2009).. The remaining seven companies have failed to hand in an annual report.. This will be part of FWF's evaluation of their performance, as transparency is one of FWF's management system requirements.. Bout BV (joined 1 June 2009).. Dirksen (joined 1 May 2009).. SBO Group.. Steenkist.. social reports 2008.. Social Reports 2008.. One of the requirements of FWF membership is that both FWF affiliates and FWF ambassadors annually report on their progress.. Along with the annual work plans (which are confidential) the companies' social reports form the basis for the subsequent management system audits FWF performs.. The social reports are also an important way for companies to tell the world about their CSR efforts.. The following companies have reported on their FWF activities in 2008:.. CCO Poulis Group B.. Fabric Scandinavien AB.. Groenendijk Bedrijfsschoenen & -kleding B.. P&P Projects B.. Secon Group B.. The following companies joined FWF in the second half of 2008 or in 2009 and were thus not required to report on 2008:.. Bout B.. ODLO Sports Group AG.. The following companies failed to submit a social report on 2008:.. Du Pon & De Bruin B.. F.. ENGEL K/S.. Gsus wholesale and design b.. v.. Mexx Europroductions B.. PWG Bedrijfsveilige Kleding BV.. SGA Bedrijfskleding BV.. Best practices 2009.. Best Practices 2009.. For the annual members' day 2010, fifteen companies submitted a 'best practice example' of their work in 2009 to improve labour conditions in their supply chains.. During the day, these best practices were displayed on a 'wall of fame'.. You can download them.. Complaints.. General.. FWF complaints procedure.. When a complaint is filed by a factory worker, manager or local trade unionist or NGO worker, FWF informs the affiliate(s) sourcing from the factory in question and investigates the complaint.. Once the investigation is complete, the affiliate is asked to formulate a response and the report, the response and FWF's verification plan are published.. Once the entire procedure is closed and the verification process concluded, the final report is also published.. 2012.. China.. Factory supplying Takko Fashion.. In November 2012 the German magazine.. Der Spiegel.. published an article containing allegations that Takko Holding GmbH had sourced products from a prison in China.. FWF has treated that report as a complaint.. Takko has acknowledged in the Der Spiegel article and to Fair Wear Foundation that their products were made in the factory in question.. The order was placed through agents, and Takko asserts that they had already terminated the business relationship with the agents due to reliability concerns.. Takko has stated they were unaware of the use of prison labour by the agent.. FWF is requiring Takko to implement a number of measures to address the conditions which lead to the inclusion of a prison factory in Takko's supply chain.. FWF will verify how these measures have been implemented at Takko's next Brand Performance Check.. Factory supplying J.. In July 2012, a worker of one of J.. Lindeberg's Chinese suppliers filed a complaint concerning refusal of the factory to pay her the legally required overtime premiums.. The worker had resigned, but the factory was withholding her last salary payment until she had signed a statement relinquishing her right to overtime premiums.. Investigation by FWF showed that the complaint was grounded.. With the support of FWF's complaints handler, the employee filed a lawsuit through the local court and managed to negotiate a settlement with the factory.. As this was not the first complaint filed by workers from this factory, FWF will keep a close eye on the progress made on the Corrective Action Plan.. In May, just after an audit on behalf of FWF affiliate J.. Lindeberg, a complaint came in from a factory worker, who stated she had been coerced into signing her resignation after disclosing information about excessive working hours to the audit team.. FWF's investigation did not positively confirm that the resignation had been coerced.. Lindeberg, in agreement with both worker and the factory, focused on making sure the worker received her (legal) dues.. Factory supplying Kwintet.. After an audit in May, a complaint came in regarding overtime and payment of the overtime hours.. Both issues had been raised during the audit as well and were part of the corrective action plan.. Kwintet has demanded that the factory prioritise these issues and resolve them within a month.. FWF will verify in 2013.. In May, FWF received a complaint about a number of issues at a supplier of Takko Fashion, including forced and excessive overtime and coaching of workers before an audit.. An investigation showed that parts of the complaint were grounded.. Takko Fashion has been informed and is currently working with its supplier on (the implementation of) a corrective action plan, which FWF will verify and publish a final report about.. turkey.. factory supplying Nudie Jeans.. In June 2012, FWF received a complaint from a factory supplying Nudie Jeans.. The worker filed a complaint stating that his employer is forcing workers to sign an annual leave document, without actually providing these leaves.. FWF researched the complaint and informed Nudie Jeans.. They took immediate action and discussed the matter with factory management.. Currently FWF and Nudie Jeans are investigating if the workers are getting their leave after all.. The FWF Affiliate is asked to give priority to remediate this issue and FWF will conduct another audit to verify remediation in January 2013.. factory supplying Mayerline.. In a factory supplying FWF affiliate Mayerline, 37 workers were fired from the knitting department when they protested changes that were being implemented in the department.. The workers were all union members.. The complaint was filed by the local union when the fired workers had already been protesting outside the factory for 80 days.. With the support of FWF and its affiliate, a representative of the workers negotiated with the factory.. As a result of these negotiations, the concearned workers were given the opportunity to be reinstated.. 19 workers decided to accept, the others will receive a compensation.. The factory and the worker representative agreed to continue the dialogue on working conditions from now on.. factory supplying hessnatur, Triaz and Gruene Erde.. In April 2012, FWF received a complaint from a worker who said he had been working for a factory intermittently for five years, without adequate social security payments being made.. An investigation showed that at least part of the complaint was grounded, and the factory is required to pay the required social security payments for the periods the worker was employed by the factory.. Verification will follow.. 2011.. Complaints in 2011:.. factory supplying J.. In December, FWF received a complaint about an accident that happened on the grounds of a factory supplying J.. On 20 December, a worker from the factory was hit by a (private) car.. She suffered multiple injuries.. As the car was privately owned, the factory denied responsibility and refused to provide the worker with the documentation she needed to claim insurance.. She was also not compensated for the time she was unable to work.. Negotiations between J.. Lindeberg and the factory eventually resulted in full payment of all medical fees as well as compensation for the time the worker was unable to work, paid jointly by the factory and the driver of the car.. factory supplying Mayerline -.. report.. In December, a worker from a factory supplying Mayerline (see complaint below) contacted the FWF complaints handler.. The worker had resigned according to Chinese labour law but was afraid the factory would force her to continue working by withholding part of her salary.. After an investigation, the complaint was found grounded.. After intervention by Mayerline on behalf of the factory, a compromise was reached between the worker and the factory, and she was let go with her full salary, albeit one full week later than the resignation date she had been entitled to.. Mayerline also requested the factory to end the practice of keeping workers from resigning by withholding salaries.. In October, a worker from a factory supplying Mayerline contacted the FWF complaints handler.. He had been fired from his job upon refusing to work (unreasonable) overtime and the factory had attempted to force the worker to sign a resignation letter, which would mean he would forfeit the right to severance pay.. The investigation by FWF showed that the complaint was grounded.. Mayerline immediatley contacted the factory, while the worker contacted the local labour bureau.. After some negotiations, the worker was re-hired.. Verification by FWF showed that the issue had been resolved and the worker was satisfied with the way the complaint had been handled.. Lindeberg -.. In May, shortly after an audit, a complaint was filed concerning the 'living wage' and 'Freedom of Association' standards.. As the issues raised in the complaint were confirmed by the audit report, no separate investigation was needed.. Lindeberg followed FWF's recommendation and sent a formal letter to factory management.. Negotiations between factory management and workers followed.. After FWF and J.. Lindeberg were informed that the issues were resolved, FWF's local complaints handler contacted the workers who had filed the complaint.. While they had resigned from the factory, they had received legally required compensation.. FWF will carry out a verification audit in 2011 or 2012 to check that factory management is sticking to its commitment to payment of legal minimum wages.. Indonesia.. Factory supplying Jack Wolfskin -.. Update January 2012: when an audit in November showed that the factory was not (sufficiently) addressing the non-compliances, Jack Wolfskin required the factory to start implementation of the Corrective Action Plan immediately and report on progress on a monthly basis.. Failure to comply will have consequences for JW's business relationship with the factory.. In  ...   to access local grievance systems.. FWF’s system only applies when other options, such as factory grievance systems or local labour courts, are not fair, effective, and accessible.. In every country where it is active, FWF has a local complaints handler.. This ensures that workers making products for FWF affiliates can safely and fairly seek redress for violations of the Code.. For a complaints system to be effective, workers need access to it.. FWF complaints handlers therefore need to possess key skills and competencies.. All FWF complaints handlers….. …are accessible: Because they are based locally, they can be reached in the time zone and on a local number.. In most cases, complaints handlers are also the worker interviewer during audits, which means workers have seen them and can put a face to the name on the information sheet.. …can understand: They speak the local language(s) and English, allowing them to follow up on details with workers, FWF staff, and FWF affiliates.. This means better and faster follow up.. …are trustworthy: Handlers are usually female representatives from labour or women’s NGOs.. They are able to communicate with workers in a way that enhances trust.. Subcontractors and homeworkers.. FWF subcontracting policy.. In the.. , FWF's requirements towards its member companies regarding subcontractors, including homeworkers, are laid out.. for auditors and service providers.. FWF audit manual.. terms for audits.. January 2012.. financial terms for service providers.. FWF on counterfeit.. Companies affiliated to Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) are sometimes confronted with counterfeit: imitations of branded goods, produced and sold with the intent to take advantage of value built up by a brand.. Counterfeit weakens companies’ efforts to make sustainable improvements of labour conditions in their supply chains.. Download FWF's statement on counterfeit.. FWF and Fairtrade.. It is not uncommon for people to ask online and at public events ‘How is Fair Wear Foundation different from Fair Trade@f2’ or ‘Is FWF the same thing as Fair Trade@f3’ While it is valuable to recognise the distinctions between these approaches, it is also important to recognise how much they have in common.. In fact, it may be consumers’ recognition of the common goal we share at our core – i.. fair treatment for the people who make the goods we use – that leads them to ask this question.. FWF has always had a close working relationship with Fair Trade organisations: fair traders sit on our board and are involved in our multi-stakeholder efforts at the local level.. And, as both FWF and Fair Trade mature, we are finding new opportunities to work together.. So the response to such questions is: ’FWF and Fair Trade differ in some significant ways.. Yet these differences – combined with shared core values – are what make the two approaches complementary.. Read more about FWF and Fairtrade.. FWF Low risk policy.. FWF Code standards vs Legal requirements.. FWF Code standards.. Code standards versus legal requirements.. FWF anti-corruption guidelines.. the Fair Wear formula.. elements of the Fair Wear formula.. Poor labour conditions can only be solved through multi-faceted solutions.. The FWF approach brings together the key components needed for sustainable change.. It means companies work step-by-step to improve conditions in their supply chains.. It also means cooperation among a slew of stakeholders, and accountability among all of us.. When fully executed, the FWF approach means results.. Download a pdf of the Fair Wear formula.. , or watch.. our video.. for an animated explanation of FWF's approach.. FWF's process approach.. Der prozessorientierte Ansatz der FWF.. Policy & labour standards.. employment is freely chosen.. no discrimination in employment.. there is no discrimination in employment.. Recruitment, wage policy, admittance to training programmes, employee promotion policy, policies of employment termination, retirement, and any other aspect of the employment relationship shall be based on the principle of equal opportunities, regardless of race, colour, sex, religion, political affiliation, union membership, nationality, social origin, deficiencies or handicaps (ILO Conventions 100 and 111).. FWF gender policy statement.. - March 2011.. no exploitation of child labour.. There shall be no use of child labour.. The age for admission to employment shall not be less than the age of completion of compulsory schooling and, in any case, not less than 15 years.. " (ILO Convention 138) "There shall be no forms of slavery or practices similar to slavery, such as the sale and trafficking of children, debt bondage and serfdom and forced or compulsory labour.. [.. ] Children [in the age of 15-18] shall not perform work which, by its nature or the circumstances in which it is carried out, is likely to harm their health, safety or morals.. " (ILO Convention 182).. FWF child labour policy - October 2012.. freedom of association.. freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining.. The right of all workers to form and join trade unions and bargain collectively shall be recognised.. (ILO Conventions 87 and 98) The company shall, in those situations in which the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining are restricted under law, facilitate parallel means of independent and free association and bargaining for all workers.. Workers' representatives shall not be the subject of discrimination and shall have access to all workplaces necessary to carry out their representation functions.. (ILO Convention 135 and Recommendation 143).. FWF policy on freedom of association.. payment of a living wage.. Climbing the ladder to living wages.. Climbing the ladder to living wages is a summary of FWF's living wage research in 2011 and 2012.. Wages and benefits paid for a standard working week shall meet at least legal or industry minimum standards and always be sufficient to meet basic needs of workers and their families and to provide some discretionary income.. (ILO Conventions 26 and 131).. Deductions from wages for disciplinary measures shall not be permitted nor shall any deductions from wages not provided for by national law be permitted.. Deductions shall never constitute an amount that will lead the employee to receive less than the minimum wage.. Employees shall be adequately and clearly informed about the specifications of their wages including wage rates and pay period.. FWF living wage policy.. reasonable hours of work.. Hours of work shall comply with applicable laws and industry standards.. In any event, workers shall not on a regular basis be required to work in excess of 48 hours per week and shall be provided with at least one day off for every seven-day period.. Overtime shall be voluntary, shall not exceed 12 hours per week, shall not be demanded on a regular basis and shall always be compensated at a premium rate.. (ILO Convention 1).. FWF overtime policy.. - 2009.. Overtime in Turkey.. - 2006.. safe and healthy working conditions.. FWF guidance paper on abrasive blasting.. Exposure to dust is a serious health hazard for workers in the garment industry.. This is especially true for those working with abrasive blasting of garments.. Workers exposed to crystalline silica (sand) through abrasive blasting of garments like jeans are at great risk of contracting silicosis, a deadly lung disease.. The connection between silicosis and sandblasting of jeans is well-documented.. Given the fatal risk associated with abrasive blasting and sandblasting in particular, and the challenges of controlling a supply chain in such a way as to guarantee that no unsafe abrasive blasting is done, FWF requires affiliates to ban all abrasive blasting throughout their supply chain.. The use of sandblasting - techniques which use more than 1% of crystalline silica - while all other use of abrasive blasting should be phased out.. For more details on the steps required by FWF of its affiliates, download our guidance document on abrasive blasting.. For member companies.. logo FWF.. Use of the FWF logo is subject to approval by FWF.. Please contact.. info-[at]-fairwear-[dot]-nl.. for questions.. NB: some browsers will not open the logos.. Where this is the case, simply right-click on the relevant link and 'save link/target as.. '.. Print.. For printing,.. we have a full colour logo.. (jpg, photographic in cmyk on white background) which is the preferred option.. In addition, a.. black & white.. (jpg, photographic on white background) logo and a.. reversed out.. logo (png, freestanding) are available.. The default background for our logo is white, but for printing on an existing, coloured background, we also have a freestanding version (at request).. Digital.. On their website, affiliates and ambassadors have several options.. We have the logo available.. on white background.. (jpg) or the logo.. freestanding.. (png).. We also created a.. flash file.. (as on our home-page, with the logo turning around on mouse-over and revealing the back of the embroidery), which links to our website.. Hangtags/labels.. As of 2009, FWF has a new communication policy for members, allowing for the use of the FWF logo in hangtags and/or labels, provided certain conditions are met.. If you are interested in using the FWF logo on a hangtag or label, please contact FWF’s communications manager.. Sophie Koers.. communications policy for companies.. All FWF member companies are bound by FWF's communication policy.. It contains information on how to use the logo and on the conditions that have to be met for different kinds of communications.. The communications policy was completely revised in 2012.. Download the policy.. manuals and policies.. manual for affiliates.. FWF's main membership type is affiliate membership, which is open to companies that produce their own sewn goods - clothing, bags, footwear, home textiles etc.. By becoming an affiliate of Fair Wear Foundation, a company commits itself to implementing the Code of Labour Practices throughout its supply chain.. Whether a CSR leader or newcomer, each affiliated company uses FWF guidance to identify areas where the changes they make can have the greatest impact.. Subsequent steps build from there.. This step-by-step process leads to real and lasting improvements in workplaces throughout supply chains.. Manual for FWF affiliates.. policy for ambassadors.. Ambassador membership is designed for companies who want to contribute to better working conditions by reselling other FWF member brands.. Ambassador members commit to sourcing at least 40% of their sewn products from FWF affiliates or members of comparable initiatives, with special recognition for those reaching 60% or 90%.. Policy for FWF ambassadors.. manual for factory members.. Fair Wear Foundation is currently piloting factory membership with a small number of companies.. The membership applies to manufacturing companies which supply active affiliates of Fair Wear Foundation (FWF).. A factory member is expected to commit itself to implementing the Code of Labour Practices in all production sites and its subcontractors.. In addition, the factory member submits to independent, multi-stakeholder verification by FWF.. Manual for FWF factory members.. young designer programme.. Fair Wear Foundation is often approached by young designers who have just started their own fashion brand.. These brands want to work in a fair and sustainable way from the outset, and contact FWF for help.. To guide them in this process, FWF is developing a Young Designer programme.. Learning and best practice sharing will be the focus of this programme.. Young Designer Manual.. format work plan.. affiliates.. work plan 2013.. supplier register 2013.. work plan 2012.. supplier register 2012.. ambassadors.. leveranciersregister 2013.. (NL).. (EN).. werkplan 2012.. leveranciersregister 2012.. factories.. customer register 2012.. subcontractor register 2012.. format social report.. Format social report 2012.. Guidelines social report 2012.. Format social report 2011.. Guidelines social report.. audit quality assessment tool.. FWF affiliates often ask for a tool to help assess the quality of audit reports prepared by other organisations.. The verification team therefore developed the FWF audit quality assessment tool, which provides an easy-to-use checklist of questions for evaluating audits.. The checklist is an editable PDF, which means information can be typed into the file and saved, and can be downloaded.. worker information sheets.. Bangladesh.. Download the PDF.. An editable word version will be available soon.. Download the worker information sheet for China.. All workers in factories supplying FWF affiliates should receive a worker information sheet, which contains the FWF Code of Labour Practices, an explanation of FWF's work and the complaints procedure as well as the contact details for the local complaints handler.. The worker information sheet is available in several languages.. English version of the worker information sheet.. Download the worker information sheet for India in.. Hindi.. Kannada.. Tamil.. Download the worker information sheet for Turkey.. membership fee tables.. Membership fee table 2012.. Membership fee table 2011.. Membership fee table 2010.. FWF publications & reports.. FWF reports.. Click.. to download the FWF Annual Report for 2011.. to download the FWF annual report for 2010.. to download the FWF annual report for 2009.. to download the FWF report for 2008.. FWF publications.. Acquisition brochure.. Early 2010, FWF published an acquisition brochure in seven languages.. Right-click on the required language to download the brochure in PDF or.. e-mail FWF.. for hard-copy.. Swedish.. Danish.. Spanish.. Dutch.. Consumer Brochure.. In January 2012, FWF published its.. consumer brochure.. If you would like to order the paper version, please.. contact our office.. A.. version in German.. is also available.. FWF and Fairtrade organisations.. It is not uncommon for people to ask online and at public events ‘How is Fair Wear Foundation different from Fair Trade@f0’ or ‘Is FWF the same thing as Fair Trade@f1’ While it is valuable to recognise the distinctions between these approaches, it is also important to recognise how much they have in common.. The Fair Wear formula.. In March 2010, FWF published the Fair Wear formula, in which the FWF approach is outlined.. The design by Ruben @ Buro RuSt combines with the texts by Anne Lally to create an innovative, attractive description of the FWF approach to improving labour conditions in garment supply chains.. In hardback or paperback.. For a demonstration, visit.. Buro RuSt.. To order a copy (the beautiful hardcover is € 10, the paperback for free!), please send an e-mail to.. our office.. Or download the pdf.. press releases.. DW-Shop joins Fair Wear Foundation.. /ul/cms/fck-uploaded/documents/press/120305DW-ShopjoinsFWFPR.. pdf.. 29 March 2011:.. press release sustainable procurement - NL.. (in Dutch).. FWF country information.. Country plans.. Country plan 2012.. Country plan 2011.. Country plan 2010.. Country study.. Country study for Bangladesh.. (2006).. Bangladesh Wage Study.. Bangladesh Wage Implementation Report (2012).. country study.. Country study for China.. (last updated October 2008).. fwf reports.. FWF Supplier Seminar Suzhou.. (September 2011).. FWF Supplier Seminar Shenzhen.. (January 2011).. Auditor-Stakeholder meeting.. (May 2010).. Study on wage levels (2009) in.. Chinese.. and in.. Best Practices in factory training.. (September 2009).. Weathering the storm.. (March 2009) - on the consequences of the global economic crisis on labour conditions the Chinese garment industry.. other resources.. Report by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).. on labour standards in China (May 2010).. FWF country resources.. Sumangali - FWF update.. (May 2012).. Strategy for eliminating Sumangali practices.. (December 2010).. Short paper on the Sumangali scheme in Tamil Nadu.. (2010).. update on new developments in Tirupur.. (2007).. report on the FFI complaint.. (2006), containing a lot of information about the labour situation in Bangalore.. Country study Tirupur.. (2004).. Study of wage accord between Tirupur Exporters and Trade Unions.. 2012 country plan for Turkey.. 2011 country plan for Turkey.. 2010 country plan for Turkey.. Country study for Turkey.. Paper on overtime.. (2005).. FWF policy paper on abrasive blasting.. (sandblasting).. Country studies & strategic plans - other countries.. country studies.. Bulgaria (2006).. Laos.. Lithuania stakeholder consultation report (May 2010).. Macedonia (2010).. Poland (2004).. Romania (2010).. Thailand (2007).. Ukraine (2007).. Vietnam (2007).. strategic plans.. Bulgaria.. Macedonia.. Romania.. Ukraine.. strategic plans 2010.. Other country resources.. other country resources.. New:.. FWF's updated position on Burma.. (September 2012).. FWF Guidance paper for companies sourcing from North Korea.. FWF Guidance paper for companies sourcing from or considering to source from Burma/Myanmar.. Risk assessment for Central and Eastern European Countries.. Other resources.. An anonymous audit report from China.. FWF's audit quality assessment tool.. Sumangali scheme (india).. Short paper on the Sumangali scheme.. FWF strategy for combating forced labour in South India.. Third-party verification pilot.. Third-party verification pilot project report FWF-FLO.. external resources.. External resources.. CSR intrinsically motivated (in Dutch).. (2009).. China Labor Watch article on audit corruption.. FNV Company Monitor - Multinationals and Trade Union Freedom..

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    Descriptive info: Newsletter.. FWF regularly publishes a newsletter.. To subscribe, please fill in your name and e-mail adress below.. Name:.. E-mail:.. Read more ».. 19.. Vacancy for Liaison Officer - Germany.. FWF has a vacancy for a Liaison Officer - Germany, as part of the FWF Communications team.. This newly-created position will be based in or near Frankfurt.. See all news in the archive »..

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    Descriptive info: Fair Wear Foundation works with companies from seven European countries.. These companies buy their products from factories in fifty-five countries.. Fair Wear Foundation, however, is not active in all of these countries.. Countries where FWF affiliates have production, but where FWF is not active, are grey on this map.. Most of FWF s work is focused on four priority countries: Bangladesh, China, India and Turkey.. Around 80% of FWF member production comes from these four countries..

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    Descriptive info: 5.. Payment of living wage.. Use our Google site search here..

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    Descriptive info: 8.. Legally binding employment relationship.. Login (for FWF members only!).. NB: log in here to manage your company profile, using the login data you have been sent by FWF s communications team.. For access to the wage ladder, click.. Username.. Password.. Forgot your password?..

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