Swiss Post

Swiss Post is based in Switzerland and has business units in the postal delivery, transport and financial services sectors. An internal division directly supplies clothing, uniforms and workwear to Swiss Post employees. Swiss Post joined FWF on 13 June 2012.

Swiss Post is based in Switzerland and has business units in the postal delivery, transport and financial services sectors. An internal division directly supplies clothing, uniforms and workwear to Swiss Post employees. Swiss Post joined FWF on 13 June 2012.

Brand Performance Check 2019

Swiss Post has met most of FWF’s performance requirements. It monitored 100% of its total purchasing volume, which is well above the 80% required by members after three years of membership. The benchmarking score of 77 places Swiss Post in the ‘Leader’ category.

In 2017, Swiss Post went through an organisational structure change and developed an overall corporate responsibility purchasing strategy, which provided its first results in 2018. The strategy’s main targets are efficiency, effectiveness, compliance, sustainability and innovation. The company provides its employees with an assortment of 16 garments for all weather and working conditions. All garments must be produced in a responsible and transparent way that is guided and measured by multiple independent organizations.

In 2018, 44% of Swiss Post’s total FOB was sourced in high-risk countries (Bulgaria and China) and 56% came from low-risk countries (Slovakia, Hungary, Portugal, Poland, Germany, Switzerland). A very high percentage (93%) of the company’s FOB comes from the suppliers with which the company has worked at least five years. This shows the commitment of Swiss Post to establish and work with long-term suppliers. The company has an outstanding process in place to conduct human rights due diligence and to implement the FWF Code of Labour Practices within its direct suppliers or through its intermediary. The continuous evaluation of the suppliers had led to a decision of exiting China due to small order volumes, which is considered ineffective when it comes to transport and sustainability. Swiss Post is proactive in collecting all information on the wages paid and therefore knows the wage levels at its suppliers. The information is collected through wage calculations at its production sites by using DNA transparent price calculation sheets, which, aside from the working minute per piece and the price per minute, also gives insight into direct labour costs, indirect labour costs and overhead. The brand compares this information to the legal minimum wage levels in the countries. However, in one case in Bulgaria, the supplier would not disclose the number of working minutes it needs, thus Swiss Post has to rely on the intermediary to receive information.

FWF encourages Swiss Post to actively continue working with its suppliers on improving the targets towards living wage payments.

Score: 77
Percentage under monitoring: 100%
Category: Leader

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