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Odd Molly Performance Check 2019

In 2018, Odd Molly met most of FWF’s performance requirements. The company had 90% of its purchasing volume under monitoring, meeting the required monitoring threshold. The company has a benchmark score of 63, which places Odd Molly in the ‘Good’ category.

A sustainability council that meets monthly, was set up in 2018 at Odd Molly to help with the implementation of Odd Molly’s overall sustainability strategy across departments. The council, composed of one representative from each department, has proven to beneficial in the dissemination of the company strategy towards sustainability, which includes FWF membership. Additionally, a representative from each relevant department (design, production, logistics, assortment manager etc) is involved in supplier evaluation in relation to compliance with the FWF Code of Labour Practices. Through these people, Odd Molly now has a systematic evaluation procedure which integrates every department’s input in the decision-making process. This resulted in significant progress towards resolving existing Corrective Action Plans. The remediation process was organised in a more structured way with the formulation of specific and detailed Corrective Action Plans for the production locations, visits that include more general and in-depth discussions about progress and adequate follow-up of complaints. Odd Molly maintains regular contact with suppliers as well as intermediaries, to follow up on external audits and uses the FWF quality assessment tool to assess them and develop a CAP from which to follow-up.

Odd Molly can still make improvements to the timeline of follow up on remediation and complaints. FWF recommends Odd Molly to especially follow up on complaints and critical findings within CAPs in a timely manner.

Whilst Odd Molly has started a costing analysis for their products and is in initial discussions on wages with their suppliers, further steps can still be made with regards to improving wages. The company still needs to set target wages together with suppliers to work towards the payment of a living wage. With the help of external consultants, FWF Costing Sheets and labour minute value calculations, Odd Molly can gain more insight into their pricing policy and be able to demonstrate the link between their buying prices and wage levels in production locations. Odd Molly should initiate more WEPs and encourage suppliers to attend supplier seminars where possible, in order to help their suppliers gain more of an understanding of compliance issues within garment production.

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