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Albiro Performance Check 2019

Albiro has shown progress and met most of FWF’s performance requirements. With a monitoring percentage of 99%, it meets the monitoring threshold required by members after three years of membership. With a benchmarking score of 67 points, Albiro is therefore is awarded the ‘Good’ category.

After a transitional phase in 2017/2018 within Albiro’s sustainability team (who are responsible for the implementation of the FWF Code of Labour Practices), the team has shown advanced knowledge and understanding of the CoLP and has been able to show this in practice. Monitoring efforts, following up on audits and complaints have been better structured and the team was able to show that it has a firmer grip on what happens in their production locations.

Albiro has also progressed its sourcing strategy to limit its number of Group 2 suppliers, which represent most of the tail-end in Albiro’s supply chain. In 2018, it ceased relationships with six group 2 suppliers. Albiro has an agreement with its agents, which provides the brand with greater insight into factories being used for its orders.

In 2018, Albiro continued to engage and discuss living wages in its production locations. In 2018, no concrete action was taken to implement higher wages in new production locations. FWF encourages Albiro to continue its work on living wages and social dialogue at its Group 1 suppliers. For example, by setting target wages and starting to contribute to wage increases at production locations.

FWF recommends that Albiro starts working more closely with Group 2 suppliers to prevent the occurrence of excessive overtime. Although its intermediaries are more aware of the FWF CoLP, issues around excessive overtime still exist in these production locations.

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