Texsport holds a big responsibility when it comes to Corporate Social Responsibility. Our fashion industry has a huge impact on climate change, human rights and working conditions and only by working proactively on the improvements of these aspects will it be possible to realize a transparent, (socially) responsible production process.
A good cooperation with the factories is an important aspect for fair working conditions in the factory units. By building up long term relationships with our factories we are able to work together on a transparent production process where production is done under fair working conditions, according to the quality and production requirements as requested by our clients.
Texsport is an active member of AMFORI Business Social Compliance Initiative ( BSCI) This initiative developed a code, the BSCI Code of Conduct, where we as a trading company work together with the factory through a step- by-step development system on the improvements of the human rights, labour standards and working conditions in the supply chain.
All factories that produce for Texsport are a member of AMFORI BSCI and have signed the AMFORI BSCI Code of Conduct. We monitor if the factories are following up the code of conduct through audits done on a regular basis by independent and certified audit firms. We support the manufacturers in the implementation of any improvement points that are observed during the audits.
Bangladesh Fire and Safety Accord
In addition to the AMFORI BSCI initiative, Texsport also has joined the Bangladesh Fire and Safety Accord. The Bangladesh Fire and Safety Accord is an initiative that is committed to improvements in building structures to ensure the safety of the workers in the factories in Bangladesh.
By working on sustainability within the production process we are reducing our ecological footprint. We joined below initiatives and offer the possibility to deliver our goods with these certificates.
Oeko-tex Standaard 100
We offer products under the ökotex standard 100. Products with this certificate indicate that there is a limited use of harmful substances in the product and that the product has been tested to be safe and harmless in human ecological terms.
The Global Organic Textile Standard label is a not only a standard for the organic fiber production, but it also covers the complete textile processing and manufacturing of the article and even includes the packaging. At least 95% of the produced item must be made of certified organic natural fibers to be allowed to carry the GOTS Standard label. And to be allowed to carry the “ GOTS Made with” label it must consist of at least 70% certified organic natural fiber.
The Organic Content Standard 100 is a certification for products which consist of minimum 95% up to 100% organic certified natural fibers. The Organic Content Standard Blended certification is applied on products which are made with a minimum of 5% organic certified natural fibers.
The foundation Youth Care Fund was established in 1991 to organise and transfer knowledge and in addition to that also grants financial support. All of this with the goal to structurally improve the living conditions and the future perspective of children and people in need in different countries.
For more information: www.youthcarefund.nl