Paptex is a textile company from Austria specialised in home textiles which joined FWF in 2016.
Brand Performance Check 2018
Paptex Textilhandels Gmbh has shown progress and met most of FWF’s performance requirements. Paptex produces 95% of its production volume in Turkey and China and has only 1% of its production in low-risk countries. In 2017, the company audited two of its production locations in China, resulting in a total monitoring percentage of 80%, which is above the required percentage for members in their second year of membership. This, combined with a benchmarking score of 67, means FWF has placed Paptex into the ‘Good’ category.
In 2017, Paptex continued its activities to incorporate FWF membership into its regular business processes, such as ensuring questionnaires and Worker Information Sheets are filled in and on file. Also, it further developed its human rights due diligence. In 2017, the company started a consolidation process and developed a new sourcing strategy. Over the past two years Paptex has realised that it is easier to cooperate with suppliers that are similar in size and where Paptex’s leverage and percentage of production volume is balanced. This results in a supply chain with 6 main production locations and around 10 tail-end production locations. Also, the company has improved active follow-up on corrective actions.
FWF recommends Paptex to develop internal processes and procedures to ensure the long-term sustainability of the company’s FWF membership, for example related to human rights due diligence. In addition, the company should more actively look at how its own pricing policy affects wages. Lastly, Paptex should ensure that for its third year of membership all production locations where the company produces more than 2% of its FOB or where Paptex is responsible for over 10% of total production capacity are audited.
Percentage under monitoring: 80%