As active members of the Ethical Trade Initiative (ETI) since 2012, we ensure that 68,000 workers in our partner factories across 9 countries are covered by the ETI Base Code which is based on the standards of the International Labour Organisation (ILO). We are proud to say that since May 2017, we have maintained “Achiever” level. We have inspected over 122 factories in 9 countries, set up worker’s participation committees in key factories and reached over 14,000 workers with our Health & Safety training workshop.
Our Cotton Sourcing
As part of our own continued due diligence and transparency with our supply chain partners, Craghoppers can confirm that we are not and have not used cotton from this region in our products.
Cotton workers in Xinjiang Uyghur’s autonomous region, the largest cotton producing region in China, have been in the media recently with accusations of forced labour and discrimination of minority groups being reported.
In addition, Craghoppers is a member of the BCI (Better Cotton Initiative https://bettercotton.org/). This is a global non-profit organisation that is driving cotton production which is better for those who produce it and for the environment. BCI has suspended all licenses in this area of China.
Statement dated 21/01/21
We realise that to take control of our supply chain, we must understand where our product comes from. We have managed to map out our major material and component supply chains to ensure that we have full visibility of those suppliers who assemble our products and the fabric and accessories that are included.