Bestex is a workwear company that joined Fair Wear Foundation in September 2014.
Brand performance check 2017
In its third year of FWF membership, Bestex meets most of FWFs management system requirements with a score of 60 and monitoring percentage of 100%.
Bestex has a long-term and stable working relationship with its supplier, which lays the necessary foundation for improving the working conditions. In 2016, remediation of the audit report took place on a limited basis and was verified by a monitoring visit by a local auditor. Some issues were addressed, but for other issues there were no significant steps towards remediation.
In 2017, FWF encourages Bestex to continue its newly established system to monitor working conditions and take steps to remediate the issues raised by the audit. Follow-up related to wage issues needs to take place, and discussions on the relationship between price and wages need to be based on more information regarding cost breakdowns. Bestex is also strongly encouraged to organize a WEP training session. Finally, there are a number of requirements that need to be followed up on.
Bestex is also encouraged to structurally include social compliance issues in its discussions with potential new suppliers.
Percentage under monitoring: 100%