Westveer Holding represents two workwear companies: Bout Beroepskleding (former FWF ambassador member since May 2009) and PWG Bedrijfsveilige Kleding (former FWF affiliate member since July 2005). Westveer Holding is a FWF Affiliate on behalf of both companies since 1 January 2012.
brand performance check 2015
Westveer Holding BV, made up of two divisions (Bout BV and PWG), has shown insufficient progress in implementing FWFs management system
It does not meet its monitoring threshold for 2014, as its main factory located in a low-risk country has not met the monitoring requirements for low-risk countries. This is due to the fact that it has not posted the FWF Code of Labour Practices.
To get back into the Good category, Westveer is required to ensure and show that workers at its production facility have an opportunity to be made aware of their rights. Furthermore, Westveer is recommended to include legal minimum wage calculations when negotiating prices with its suppliers and to analyse its own pricing policy in relation to the share that is paid to workers.
Westveer is recommended to increase the external production that it sources from FWF or other credible initiative members and ensure that these companies have completed the external production questionnaire.
Finally, FWF also recommends Westveer to hand in its annual Workplan and Social Report on a timely basis.