Social Responsibility

We are extremely proud of the factories we work with and hold them to the highest standards of quality and transparency. We select partners which have access to the latest technology and where rigorous quality control measures are implemented. Below you can find out more about our factories and see exactly where our products are made.

An important part of our company strategy is the commitment to building long-term relationships with a small number of key partners. Taking this step allows us to build stronger and healthier relationships while gaining a deeper understanding of the entire production process.

Several years ago, we also took the decision to open a local office nearer to our factories in order to work closer with suppliers and solve incidents as soon as they are detected.

Code of Conduct
We strive to work with only the most reputable factories we can find. These factories uphold our core principles to ensure high standards regarding human rights and environmental practices.That includes guaranteeing that each person along every step of our supply chain is treated with fairness and dignity. With that in mind, we do everything we can to guarantee an environment free of discrimination and prejudice for all of our employees and partners.

To guarantee that we are held responsible from start to finish, we have a code of conduct to which all of our factories must adhere. This code sets standards from the very beginning and aims to ensure our suppliers provide fair, safe, and non-discriminatory workplaces that do not harm workers, the community, or the environment. 100% of our factories have signed and are committed to our code.

  • Important aspects of our code of conduct include:
  • Freely chosen employment
  • Prohibition of child labor
  • Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining
  • Satisfactory working conditions
  • Paid working hours which are not excessive
  • Discrimination is not practiced
  • Fair living wages are paid
  • Regular employment is provided
  • Environmental standards maintained to specified high standards

Factory Audits
Apart from our code of conduct, we also audit our factories on a regular basis using auditors that are certified under the ISSAI. This process is on-going and reinforces our commitment to maintaining the high standards of our manufacturers. Our audits cover 88% of our factory production (2020) and although we were delayed due to COVID-19, we will resume this action to ensure our shoes are made using the best possible processes and under the best possible conditions.