Haglöfs Performance Check 2016
Haglöfs meets most of FWFs management system requirements. The company has systematically made use of FWF audit teams to monitor suppliers in China and Vietnam. Together with meeting the requirements for monitoring in low risk countries (13% of their 2015 volume), it comes to a monitoring threshold of 83%, which is below the required 90% monitoring threshold for members after their third year of membership.
9.5% of the 2015 production volume is produced in footwear factories that are part of Asics monitoring system, which for 2015 counts towards the monitoring threshold. With clear agreements on ensuring follow up of existing audit reports and a top management decision on how to better streamline monitoring efforts with Asics, FWF has decided to award the ‘Good’ category for this performance check.
Haglöfs has been in process of consolidating its supplier base the past 2 years. It has a stable number of suppliers with long term business relationships of more than five years, accounting for 62% of their 2015 volume. Haglöfs continues to work towards addressing overtime by better streamlining its production and order flow process and has laid the groundwork for getting open costing on a product level.
Haglöfs has been cooperating with other FWF members which resulted in improving several findings at shared suppliers. The company works with clear guidelines and checklists for selecting and visiting suppliers. It can improve its system to document and track progress in order to systematize coordinated efforts between different departments that can ensure sustained responses to CAPs. The company has adequately responded to two complaints that were submitted in 2015.
Given the increase in footwear sales, meaning that the footwear factories have increased in importance for Haglöfs, FWF encourages Haglöfs to align itself more closely with Asics in monitoring and follow-up of these factories. FWF encourages Haglöfs to continue in its efforts with WEP training sessions and CAP follow-up.