De Berkel, a company for professional clothing, joined FWF in 2007.
Brand Performance Check 2016
De Berkel meets most of FWFs management requirements. Their benchmark score is 59, which is an improvement compared to last year. However, their monitoring percentage is 47% of the total production volume, which means that they do not meet the 90% required of brands in 3+ years of membership. This is partly due to the security threat in Ukraine, making it impossible to audit there and partly because insufficient monitoring systems.
Additional audits have taken place in the beginning of 2016.
De Berkel sources mainly from Moldova and Ukraine where they have been in business for more than ten years and also own a number of factories. This means leverage in the factories is high. In 2015 De Berkel focused on improving the monitoring percentage and follow-up on the CAPs resulting from these
audits. In addition the company worked on transparency, through clearer communication and by collecting signed questionnaires from all suppliers and external producers.
In 2016 the focus should be on creating systems to better monitor FWF related activities.
Score: 47 Percentage under monitoring: 59% Category: Suspended
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