We take pride in being a responsible company. So much, that we consider it to be as important as our collections themselves. We work within the standards of the UN global compact - the world’s largest voluntary corporate social responsibility initiative. We work closely with our trusted suppliers to become better together and to uphold the strict standards for people and our planet including human rights, labour and environment. If you want to learn more about our expectations towards our suppliers, Modström's Supplier Code of Conduct.
We strive to ensure that all of our garments are produced under proper conditions, and inform and guide our suppliers and subcontractors on our values and principles. We have great trust in our suppliers, and wish to build up long-lasting work relationships. In case of non-compliance of our principles we immediately take action and we work alongside our suppliers to help them improve their work processes. If it is a matter of a serious violation of Modström's Supplier Code of Conduct, we do not hesitate to terminate the cooperation.
UN GLOBAL COMPACT
We support the UN Global Compact and their 10 global accepted principles on human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption. By supporting the largest voluntary corporate social responsibility initiative in the world, together with thousands of other companies, Modström can make a difference and ensure even more responsibility in the fashion industry, than we can on our own. If you want to learn more about the Compact's 10 universally accepted principles and our ongoing communication, please read Modström's UN Global Compact Communication on Progress.
Land of hope
A case very close to our heart is Land of Hope founded by Anja Ringgren Lovén. It is voluntary non-profit organization fighting for children's rights, especially focusing on putting an end to the accusations of witchcraft particularly directed at children in Nigeria. Modström has since 2014 sponsored a Child Development Officer and a Nurse to the Land of Hope orphanage in Nigeria.
As stated in Modström's Supplier Code of Conduct, we have a clear stance, when it comes to the working conditions of the employees at our suppliers and subcontractors' factories. We do not tolerate any form of forced labour or child labour and all employees are entitled to a safe and healthy environment. We strive to ensure that all of our garments are produced under proper conditions, and inform and guide our suppliers and subcontractors on our values and principles. We have great trust in our suppliers, and wish to build up long-lasting work relationships.
When entering into a contract with a supplier, we stipulate that the supplier signs a declaration stating that the supplier under no circumstances will manufacture garments that bear risk to consumers' safety. In specific, no products can contain any harmful substances. Furthermore, we require that no employees are exposed to substances bearing risk to the employees' health. We closely monitor the development of substances legal regulations, if new requirements occur, we immediately inform our suppliers. Just as well, as we expect our suppliers to constantly follow the legal situation in their countries.
Modström does not tolerate nor use down and feather plucked from live animals. Furthermore, all down used in Modström collections has been certified by the Responsible Down Standard ensuring basic animal welfare and contributing with education amongst suppliers in the industry.