Filippa K, a Swedish fashion brand, became a member of FWF in March 2008.
Brand Performance Check 2018
In 2017, Filippa K has met most of FWF’s performance requirements. The benchmarking score has decreased significantly, from 74 to 54, but this still places Filippa K in the Good category. Including the monitoring done at their other suppliers, Filippa K has 88% of its production under monitoring, but failed to audit all production locations that produce more than 2% of the brand’s total FOB and /or, where they buy more then 10% of the suppliers’ overall production capacity.
Filippa K’s selection of new suppliers in 2017 showed that its due diligence process is not sufficient. Filippa K must ensure the process is implemented consistently for all production locations and address high risk issues that are specific to the countries in which it sources. Filippa K is also encouraged to continue developing its evaluation system for suppliers. To align sourcing decisions with CSR objectives, it should be made clear how labour standards
influence sourcing decisions.
Filippa K experiences delays and excessive overtime at it’s suppliers. In order to improve its planning, it is recommended to gain further insight into the production capacity of the factories. Filippa K should do a root cause analysis to investigate which steps can be most effective to mitigate excessive overtime hours.
The member company is expected to take more steps towards the payment of a living wage. Filippa K is strongly recommended to select nominated suppliers where they buy a large share of the production volume, to start working on transparent prices.
Score: 54 Percentage under monitoring: 88% Category: Good