Bierbaum-proenen performance check 2014
Bierbaum-Proenen (BP) meets most of FWF’s management system requirements and goes beyond several. With 95% of production under monitoring, BP fulfils FWF’s monitoring threshold for affiliates after three years of membership.
BP has strong, integrated sourcing systems, good knowledge of production processes, and calculates costs per production minute. Long-term relationships with many suppliers, combined with often high degrees of leverage at the production sites, mean BP is in a good position to work on implementation of social standards.
Regular visits to production sites, including visits by social compliance staff, mean that BP has a good overview of the situation at factories. BP has strong systems in place to reduce the risk of excessive overtime, however living wage issues remains a challenge. BP has conducted detailed wage analysis at each factory, comparing current levels to living wage estimates. FWF encourages BP to start a pilot with some of its core suppliers to make steps towards a payment of a living wage in those factories.
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