Kjus Performance Check 2015
Kjus meets most of FWF’s management system requirements and goes beyond several. At 95%, Kjus’ monitoring percentage meets the 90% monitoring threshold required for third-year members.
Kjus has a robust production planning system in place with forecast and development of styles in close cooperation with the supplier to support reasonable working hours. In terms of leverage with suppliers, long-term relationships compensate for relatively small volumes at most of the brand’s suppliers.
Follow up on audit reports and corrective action plans has been done thoroughly. Kjus is open towards other brands to work on remediation steps at shared suppliers and at times took the lead in resolving issues at shared suppliers. Local sourcing staff is included in the follow up of corrective actions.
Four Chinese suppliers have participated in FWF’s Workplace Education Programme trainings to increase knowledge at the production sites on labour standards and grievance mechanisms.
For the future it is recommended that Kjus conducts root cause analysis for excessive overtime and wages below living wage.