Schijvens Performance Check 2017

Schijvens Performance Check 2017

Schijvens Confectiefabriek Hilvarenbeek has shown progress and met most of FWF’s performance requirements. Its monitoring threshold of 100% is impressive. This monitoring percentage, combined with a benchmark score of 75, means that FWF has awarded Schijvens the ‘Leader’ rating.

In the past financial year, Schijvens put effort into maintaining its required monitoring threshold by making use of FWF audits where possible and external audits otherwise. Schijvens also ensured active follow-up for all of its audits, for example by sharing audit findings and CAPs during a plenary session at their annual supplier meeting. In addition, Schijvens has addressed the topic of living wage by developing a living wage tool and experimenting with labour minute costing methodology at one of their production locations in Turkey. Schijvens also uses open costing towards its customers to explain how the prices are build up and that a change in price influences the wages workers get. This process contributes to customer awareness about wage levels in production locations.

The topic of excessive overtime remains a top-priority for the company. FWF encourages Schijvens to continue its efforts to discuss and address root causes of excessive overtime. In addition, FWF recommends to start discussing the possibility to include other (non-FWF member) customers at production locations to address this topic. Finally, FWF also encourages Schijvens to continue its WEP training sessions as well as its efforts in linking its tendering process withproduction costs and workers’ wages.

Read more about Schijvens on its FWF brand page.

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