Odd Molly Performance Check 2014
Odd Molly meets most of FWF’s management system requirements. The company’s sourcing strategy is based on long-term relationships and it works with a stable supplier base. 25% of Odd Molly’s 2013 purchasing volume comes from suppliers located in low risk countries. Together with the suppliers the company has audited the past years, it has reached a monitoring threshold of 84%. This is below the 90% required of brands in 3+ years of membership; however, FWF
has awarded a good rating. In light of Odd Molly’s strong monitoring system and confirmed plans to conduct audits that will exceed 90% in early 2014.
The company has demonstrated improvements at factories that have been audited. Its monitoring system includes frequent visits to suppliers where buyers are responsible for discussing the status of corrective actions. Odd Molly has uploaded their last Brand Performance Check on the company website, a good practice for increased transparency.
In the future, Odd Molly should investigate the root causes of excessive overtime in factories where the brand has high leverage. Odd Molly also needs to develop a pricing policy where the company knows the labour cost of garments. Odd Molly should continue to actively work on enrolling suppliers in the Workplace Education Programme.Download