Faber Vlaggen is a Dutch company that produces flags. They joined Fair Wear Foundation in June 2014.
Brand Performance Check 2015
Faber Flags meets most of FWF’s management system requirements and goes beyond some of them. The purchasing practices of Faber Flags enables the company to work effectively on improvements of working conditions. The company has strong invested in their relations with two of their own suppliers in Thailand and Poland. This allows Faber Flags to closely track all aspects of production and provides the company a clear insight in to the production planning.
Given the close relationships and the fact that Faber Flags staff visits the factories several times a year and has almost daily contact with their two factories, the status of working conditions is closely monitored. Faber Flags meets the requirements for monitoring suppliers in low risk countries. FWF recommends to keep track on the working conditions in the factory in Romania, where a relatively small percentage is produced. With the audits conducted by FWF at the factory in Thailand, the company reaches a monitoring threshold of 98% which is above the required threshold of 40% for affiliates who are in their first year of membership and already above the 90% required threshold within three years of membership. Several improvements have been realised after the audit in Thailand. FWF recommends Faber Flags to take further steps with regards to establishing worker committees at their supplier in Thailand.
Score: 70 Percentage under monitoring: 98% Category: Good