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Social standards

We’ve made social and environmental standards a standard. Everywhere.

Our corporate philosophy is characterised by a spirit of partnership, community and fairness. We have therefore set ourselves social and ecological standards. Fundamental to our business are the guidelines set out by the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI). These ensure fair production conditions, free trade and a sustainable supply chain. We are also members of the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). This is the leading standard for processing organic natural fibres. It defines environmental requirements along the entire textile production chain and at the same time defines the social criteria that must be adhered to.

Finally, we have agreed to implement the "Detox" requirements proposed by Greenpeace by 2020. We will endeavour to replace any harmful substances in our textiles with non-toxic substances. Promtex is committed, economically successful and both socially and ecologically fair. 



 

The aims and requirements of the BSCI include, among others:

  • Improving social standards in supplier countries
  • Observing all valid national laws, industrial minimum standards, ILO and UN conventions as well as all other relevant legal provisions 
  • Prohibiting child labour
  • Prohibiting forced labour and disciplinary measures, such as the confiscation of passports or physical punishment
  • Allowing the freedom of association and right to collective bargaining – otherwise facilitating parallel means of independent and free organisation
  • Eliminating discrimination in employment, remuneration, access to training, promotion, termination of employment or retirement



  • Payment of the statutory minimum wage for regular working hours, overtime hours and overtime differentials or payment of reasonable remuneration if the statutory minimum wage does not cover living expenses
  • Compliance with guidelines for working hours 
  • Guaranteeing health and safety in the workplace
  • Compliance with legal minimum requirements in relation to environmental and safety issues
  • Providing a management system to ensure compliance with the BSCI requirements

For a complete overview of the BSCI requirements and objectives and the more than 1500 member companies, please visit www.bsci-intl.org

Safe is safe, fair is fair and clean is clean – wherever you are in the world.