ALBIRO Performance Check 2015


ALBIRO meets most of FWFs management system requirements. It reached a monitoring threshold of 74%, and does not meet the 90% required in the third of membership. Since ALBIRO has failed to reach the minimum monitoring threshold, they are now in the category “needs improvement”.

The company made considerable efforts in 2014 to ensure a more systematic monitoring of its supply chain and invested in a digital monitoring system. Furthermore, ALBIRO has a stable supplier base and sources almost 100% of the production volume at almost all suppliers in Eastern Europe.

Due to its diverse production range, ALBIRO also sources small quantities at several suppliers in China via an intermediary. Challenges remain to involve those intermediaries more actively in CoLP implementation. ALBIRO should conduct more systematic analysis of root causes for common audit findings and risks such as excessive overtime, including suppliers where ALBIRO sources only small quantities.

ALBIRO is an active BSCI member and collects existing audit reports at several suppliers. FWF encourages ALBIRO to also implement corrective action plans mentioned in those reports.

In Macedonia, ALBIRO made considerable efforts to work on productivity improvements with its suppliers, hence create space to increase wages to living wage level, and participated in pilots with FWF to develop a tool to determine the Living Wage factor (additional cost of living wage).

FWF recommends ALBIRO to ensure that other suppliers also benefit from learnings and gradually move towards higher wage benchmarks. Also, ALBIRO should develop a pricing policy ensuring that all workers are paid at least legal minimum wage. To enhance dialogue between workers and factory management, FWF encourages ALBIRO to motivate more suppliers to participate in WEP trainings.

If you’d like to know more about ALBIRO, take a look at its company page.

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