Deuter, a sports wear company producing in Vietnam and China, joined FWF on 1 August 2011.
Brand Performance Check 2017
Deuter has shown advanced results on performance indicators and has made exceptional progress. With 99% of its own production under monitoring by FWF audits Deuter exceeds the monitoring threshold required for members beyond their third year of membership. With a benchmarking score of 93 Deuter has again achieved leader status.
Deuter has stable, long-term relationships with all its suppliers as well as significant leverage, which allows them to work effectively on improving working conditions.
While continuous efforts are still needed, the company has strong systems in place to prevent and remediate excessive overtime. All main suppliers have participated in FWF’s Workplace Education Programme. During its last financial year Deuter focused on remediation at its production location in Myanmar after a complaint investigation concluded that the factory had unintentionally employed a child labourer. All remediation steps have been implemented so far.
Challenges remain in monitoring smaller subcontracting locations in Vietnam accounting for less than 2% of overall FOB. Deuter has not met monitoring requirements for these locations. FWF recommends Deuter to consolidate and monitor these subcontractors in cooperation with the main supplier. FWF also recommends Deuter to systematically implement steps to increase wage levels at its ma
Score: 99 Percentage under monitoring: 93% Category: Leader