Fair Wear affiliate Continental wins prestigious CSR award

Continental Clothing Company won the Outstanding Performance 2010 Award at the inaugural Ethical Corporation Awards celebrations of excellence in responsible business practice.

The Outstanding Performance Award recognises Continental Clothing as the company that made the most impressive verified corporate responsibility achievement over the year on a specific issue.

The judges “were impressed by the sheer scale of the company’s sustainability ambition, and by the fact that it achieved a huge amount in a short time. Continental have shown real leadership in their sector, and found solutions where other people have just talked about problems. The judges were particularly impressed by the fact that this company is taking the lead as a B2B company.”

“We are thrilled to receive this award. This is really astonishing and totally unexpected. Most of the shortlisted companies are corporate giants, so this really feels like David and Goliath. I am particularly delighted with the judges’ decision to consider ethical trade values to be more than labour issues alone. The workers’ rights and welfare are of critical importance, particularly in the textile industry, but environmental damage and climate change cause equal amounts of human misery. Sustainability is the buzz word – and rightly so.” – said Mariusz Stochaj, head of products at Continental Clothing Co.

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