Mountain Force, a Switzerland-based specialist in high-performance skiwear, joined FWF on 15 August 2011.
Brand Performance Check 2017
In the past financial year, Mountain Force has met most of FWF’s performance requirements. Mountain Force does extensive monitoring at its main supplier and as such has 99% of its supply chain under monitoring, meeting the requirements for FWF members in the third+ year of membership. With a benchmarking score of 71, Mountain Force has dropped slightly in its benchmarking score and is in the ‘Good’ category. Mountain Force has a very stable supply base, with 99% of their production coming from one long-term supplier, with whom it has a close partnership. This supplier shows strong commitment to sustainability and fair working conditions, and is in frequent, open conversation with Mountain Force to discuss issues and improvements. Improvement and an increase in wages for workers was once again seen in the most recent audit. Mountain Force does its production planning in conjunction with the supplier, and is flexible in delivery dates when necessary.
Mountain Force, in collaboration with their main supplier, engages in meetings and conversations with stakeholders and experts in sustainability, to further see how improvements can be made. Recently they have met with a prominent Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility to discuss further research they would like to do in this area, and to talk about possible improvements for Mountain Force and its supplier. Mountain Force has a small percentage of its production at a low-risk location, however it needs to ensure that it meets the FWF monitoring requirements for this supplier as well. It is important that Mountain Force has an understanding of the working conditions and production at all of its locations. FWF also encourages Mountain Force to collaborate with other FWF members sourcing at the same supplier(s), to work together on improvements.
Score: 71 Percentage under monitoring: 99% Category: Good