As further proof of our commitment to having the highest ethical standards, we adhere to the WRAP principles. WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production) is the world’s largest facility certification programme and whilst it is supported by the global apparel industry, it is totally independent. WRAP is dedicated to ensuring lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing throughout the world. In order to receive certification for all our facilities and those of our suppliers we are regularly audited and must comply with the 12 WRAP principles. These relate to areas such as workplace regulations, child labour, hours of work, health and safety, discrimination and security. Our certification shows that once again you can trust Russell Europe to operate within the highest ethical and environmental standards.
All our garments, whether made in-house or sourced, are approved to Oeko-Tex Standard 100. This certifies that they contain no substances harmful to people or the environment. Oeko-Tex is an internationally renowned testing certification system for textiles. Test criteria are standardised across the world and include tests for pH-value, pesticides and heavy metals. Only when a garment is proved to contain no harmful substances is it granted Oeko-Tex approval.
OUR CODE OF CONDUCT
Russell Europe is committed to conducting its business in accordance with the highest standard of business ethics and respect for human rights, and in compliance with all applicable laws. We require our suppliers, licensees, distributors and other business partners to meet these high standards. While the Company recognizes that different cultural, legal and ethical systems exist in the countries in which merchandise may be manufactured, our Code of Conduct sets forth certain basic requirements that all facilities, domestic and foreign, whether owned and operated by the Company or our contractors, licensees or other business partners, must satisfy. Each one of our Business partners must have the Code of Conduct displayed in a prominent position in their factories in English and in the local language.