Van Lier Performance Check 2016
Van Lier is in process of implementing FWF’s management system requirements. During the first year of membership Van Lier has informed all suppliers of the Code of Labour Practices and ensured the questionnaires were signed and returned. During meetings and visits with suppliers each labour standard is discussed and explained with the factory owners/managers.
Van Lier’s sourcing practices generally support effective implementation of the Code of Labour Practices. The company has a stable supplier base with long term relations and substantial leverage, accounting for 77% of the company’s 2015 purchasing volume. 81% of Van Lier’s 2015 production volume is sourced from countries that are classified as low risk where the company has met the monitoring requirements.
Van Lier has followed-up on corrective actions of existing audit reports of other clients in the factories in Bangladesh and China. FWF recommends van Lier to conduct audits using FWF teams in Bangladesh, India and China.
Further steps can be taken by gaining more insight into wage levels and structurally documenting all monitoring and FWF information per factory in order to systematically document all social compliance information.