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Expresso Performance Check 2015

Expresso Performance Check 2015

This Brand Performance Check covers the period of April 2014 to March 2015. Expresso meets most of Fair Wear Foundation’s management system requirements. The company produces mainly in Turkey, China, Macedonia Bulgaria and Tunisia. The relatively large number of suppliers, around 90 counting subcontractors, increases the risk of violations to the Code of Labour Practices.

Expresso systematically works towards the resolution of corrective actions. After FWF audits, remediation steps were taken and follow-up is being closely monitored. A high leverage, and stable relationships with it suppliers give the company a strong basis for effectively improving working conditions.

Espresso should conduct more systematic due diligence when selecting suppliers, and consistently document findings related to working conditions. The company is making serious efforts towards identifying all production locations and include them in the monitoring system. Follow-up on Corrective Action Plans should be shared by all staff responsible for relations with suppliers.

Expresso is encouraged to consolidate its supplier base, and to motivate more suppliers and their subcontractors to join FWF’s Workplace Education Programme trainings.

Expresso’s monitoring percentage during the reporting year stands at 71%, which is well below the 90% required for members in 3+ years of membership. It should be noted, however, that several suppliers (accounting for 16% of Expresso’s purchasing volume), were audited during the first quarter of 2012, which means these are just excluded from the monitoring percentage (which covers the period April 2012 – March 2015). With a benchmarking score of 67, and taking into account the audits and WEPs planned for the next financial year, FWF has decided to use its discretionary power and has awarded a Good status.

See Expresso’s FWF page for more information.


Read more about the Brand Performance Checks in our Brand Performance Guide 2015.


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