Filippa K Performance Check 2015

Filippa K Performance Check 2015

Filippa K meets most of Fair Wear Foundation’s management system requirements. The company has adopted a number of sourcing practices that support implementation of the Code of Labour Practices. Two thirds of Filippa K’s purchasing volume in 2014 came from suppliers with whom they have long term business relationships, and where the company has substantial leverage.

55% of Filippa K’s purchasing volume comes from suppliers located in low-risk countries. With its auditing and other monitoring efforts, the company has monitored over 95% of their supply chain and therefore meets FWF’s monitoring threshold.

Due to capacity issues, limited efforts were made to resolve corrective actions from audits. Within the production staff not all product groups work systematically with the same procedures of selecting new suppliers and monitoring improvements at existing suppliers. It is recommended to set up systemic procedures that are structurally integrated for all product groups in order to align sourcing decisions with CSR goals and objectives.

In the future, steps can be taken to analyse the root causes of excessive overtime, and participation in research projects on living wage implementation are encouraged. Filippa K must also work on creating more awareness among workers of their rights.

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