Compliance program

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Fristads Kansas Group
Fristads Kansas Group embraces the 10 principles of the United Nations Global Compact in the field of human rights, labour law, environment and anti-corruption and the Code Conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

Fristads Kansas Group is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation and the "Kemikaliegruppen vid Swerea IVF".

Code of Conduct
To ensure that our products are produced under safe, fair, legal and humane working conditions and in respect of the environment, full transparency and product traceability is requested from all our suppliers and factories.

All direct suppliers and factories have to comply with and sign the Fristads Kansas Group Code of Conduct and the Fristads Kansas Group Restricted Substance List before any business can start. Our Code also includes a section on environmental standards regarding emission to air, water and ground, and chemical management which the manufacturing sites must follow.

Our suppliers and each and every one of their factories receive a compliance manual as guidance on how to comply with the Fristads Kansas Group Code. They are obliged to implement this Code, thereby meeting the minimum requirements on human rights, compliance with labor laws, health and safety and environmental protection.

Download Code of Conduct

Process to ensure compliance
Suppliers and factories individually, are requested to fill out a self-assessment questionnaire. This is a way for us to get an initial picture of the compliance situation within the supply chain, enabling us to take necessary action where further and improvement is needed.

We have a process to ensure that the suppliers comply with our Code of Conduct. It includes compliance audits and regular follow-ups by our internal audit team and third party auditors and onsite checking by our Quality controllers for continuous improvement and supplier awareness.

Our group CSR department is closely linked to the Asia quality responsibility to insure high level of monitoring in highrisk production countries.

The regular follow-up of suppliers and their progress on ensuring good working, health and safety, environmental conditions in the manufacturing sites is shared and reviewed with each brand sourcing team to support product development  and order confirmation and consolidation.

Restricted Substance List
Besides signing the Code of Conduct, all our direct product suppliers must also sign our Restricted Substances List. The list entails all chemical substances that are restricted according to REACH legislation, in products imported to the EU. Fristads Kansas group is a member of Kemikaliegruppen vid Swerea IVF, through which we receive regular updates in the field of REACH and how compliance can be ensured. We regularly update our Restricted Substances List accordingly and inform our suppliers when amendments have been made.

Download Restricted Substance List