Production & Human Rights
We apply a code of conduct for all our suppliers, it is called the Amfori BSCI Code of Conduct. This means that the factories that produce our garments are contracted to follow certain regulations regarding human rights, security and working conditions. These regulations follow e.g., the United Nations guiding principles on business and human rights, the International Labour Organisation’s conventions and declarations, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Controls are randomly conducted by independent inspection firms checking thirteen different performance areas. An important part of their work is to secure that suppliers meet our requirements for working conditions and a safe working environment in factories.
We also send our own staff for in-factory inspections twice per year.
Our products (own production*) were produced by 16 vendors (of which 5 for bags) in a total of 21 factories (of which 5 for bags) during 2020.
* Own production refers to factories contracted by Björn Borg, excluding factories contracted by licensees (such as for footwear).
Because of the indirect relationship we have with our sub-contractors (suppliers of for instance weaving and dyeing that are contracted in our factories that do the sewing of our clothes), we put pressure through our code of conduct for suppliers.
We also work with preventive actions such as factory inspections, chemical testing, and product development through for instance less water-dependent production technologies to secure as small of an environmental footprint as possible, that human rights are followed, and that our consumers get a safe final product.