The German outdoor brand Jack Wolfskin, Swiss outdoor retailer
Transa and Bierbaum-Proenen, a leading German producer of workwear and professional clothing joined the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) July 1, 2010.
implement the FWF guidelines. Jack Wolfskin has always taken its responsibility to the environment and to the people who manufacture our products very seriously, and considers it a fundamental prerequisite for successful company development.”
“Fair Wear Foundation is very pleased to welcome Jack Wolfskin, Bierbaum-Proenen and Transa as members of the organisation. We look forward to working together and to strengthening these companies’ continuing efforts to improve workplace conditions,” said FWF director Erica van Doorn.
The FWF Code of Labour Practices contains eight labour standards, based on ILO conventions and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
- Employment is freely chosen
- Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining
- No discrimination in employment
- No exploitation of child labour
- Payment of a living wage
- Reasonable hours of work
- Safe and healthy working conditions
- A legally binding employment relationship
Companies that join FWF set up a system to monitor and improve the conditions in the factories that supply them. Through a local complaints procedure, intensive contact with local stakeholders and regular checks both at the brand itself and at its suppliers, FWF assesses to what extent its affiliates comply with FWF’s requirements.