Schöffel, a major German outdoor company, joined FWF in February 2011.
Brand Performance Check 2018
Schöffel has shown advanced results on FWF performance indicators. With a monitoring percentage of 99% and a benchmarking score of 82, it remains in the Leader category for the fourth year in a row.
In 2017, 21 production locations in Bulgaria, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Turkey and Vietnam were audited. Schöffel ensured all production locations that are responsible for over 2% of total production and production locations where Schöffel is responsible for over 10% of the location’s production capacity were audited. However, Schöffel should continue its efforts in monitoring its supply chain tail end.
Schöffel also improved on following up on corrective actions. The company opened a local office in Vietnam, its most important sourcing country. The local staff will enable Schöffel to support factories with social and safety compliance as well as capacity building.
FWF advises Schöffel to keep working on its due diligence process and exit strategy and communicate it transparently to suppliers, so that if they do not fulfil the brand’s requirements, they understand that the business relationship may be terminated. Furthermore, FWF encourages Schöffel to continue its efforts towards mitigating root causes of overtime and try to demonstrate that the Schöffel’s measures led to reducing overtime. FWF lastly recommends Schöffel to continue their work on living wages though the FWF incubator, and to start raising wage levels based on their work at its pilot factories.
Benchmarking score: 82
% of own production under monitoring: 99