Stanley and Stella Performance Check 2017

Stanley & Stella S.A. (hereafter Stanley & Stella) meets FWF’s requirements regarding the implementation of FWF’s Code of Labour Practices and goes beyond. Stanley & Stella has monitored 100% of its production in the last three years. The brand purchases over 90% of its production volume from suppliers where it has significant leverage. Stanley & Stella has a stable supplier base and tries to establish long term business relationships with current suppliers. Over 90% of Stanley & Stella’ products are made in Bangladesh. The local office visits the factories frequently to prevent unauthorised subcontracting and follow up on corrective action plans from FWF audit reports.

Stanley & Stella meets FWF’s requirements on establishing an enhanced monitoring system. The local Bangladesh office urges and supports the factories to improve fire and building safety based on inspection reports of the Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Accord. All factories supplying Stanley & Stella have participated in FWF’s factory management training on safety. Two factories have set up functional anti-harassment committees. Committee members negotiate with factory management to handle workplace grievances using internal process. In the next financial year, Stanley & Stella is recommended to take a step further to work towards payment of living wages and addressing excessive overtime at the suppliers, especially where it has high leverage and stable working relationship. Stanley & Stella is encouraged to gain more insights of labour cost per product in order to take steps forward in paying living wages.

Score: 81, % under monitoring: 100, Category: Leader

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