Manroof GmbH is a Swiss company specialised in promotional products (bags, clothing, towels, lanyards, etc). They joined FWF in 2008.
Brand Performance Check 2019
Manroof has met most of FWF’s performance requirements. It monitored 82% of its total purchasing volume, which is above the 80% required by members after three years of membership. The benchmarking score of 50 places Manroof in the ‘Good’ category.
In 2018, Manroof increased its orders at its main supplier in China. This supplier works together with Manroof’s external CSR consultant on the implementation of the FWF Code of Labour Practices. Manroof actively follows up on audit findings and hired an external consultant to start the dialogue with its main Indian supplier on a finding which showed payments below the legal minimum wage. In 2018, Manroof’s CEO, who is responsible for CSR within the company, actively contributed to FWF’s visibility in Switzerland.
In 2018, Manroof made the gap between the average wage and living wage benchmarks visible for two of its Chinese suppliers. Although this is a good first step, Manroof needs to discuss the gap with its suppliers, agree on a target wage, and start implementing measures to close this gap.
While Manroof does conduct due diligence, a formal process should be in place to evaluate the risks of labour violations. Furthermore, additional risk mitigation measures should be taken and a systematic approach for evaluating Code of Labour Practices compliance of Manroof’s entire supplier base should be implemented. Moreover, Manroof is required to actively raise awareness about the FWF Code of Labour Practices and FWF complaints hotline among its suppliers. For the next Brand Performance Check, Manroof needs to make sure to meet the monitoring requirements for its tail-end production locations.
% under monitoring: 80%