Our Code of ConductJobman is a member of the New Wave Group. New Wave Group has adopted the BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) Code of Conduct. It contains requirements on minimum wage, working hours, the prohibition of child labor and other requirements from the ILO Conventions and the UN Declaration of Human Rights. The Code of Conduct forms the basis of what we expect from our suppliers when it comes to social and environmental responsibility. We are members of BSCI which is a global initiative for companies committed to improve working conditions in the supply chain. Companies all over the world are working together to address the common struggle of inadequate labor conditions in developing and newly industrialized countries. All members of BSCI are using the same Code of Conduct, meaning that more than 1,200 companies have adopted it. The harmonization of BSCI helps us to create transparency and precision in what we expect from suppliers.
CommitmentThe membership of Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) is more than just placing requirements
on our suppliers. It also imposes requirements on us. New Wave Group has a commitment to BSCI to engage a proportion of our suppliers in external inspections by third party-auditors. As a result, New Wave Group is working with both internal and external audits.
The environmentThe New Wave Group recognizes how closely connected its business activities are to local and global environmental issues. To this end, the Group is actively engaged in “green management”, an effort to reduce environmental threats through implementation of business plans that incorporate environmental considerations. Specifically, the New Wave Group is developing plans for Transportation, Eco-friendly offices, Packaging, Chemical use, and ‘Green’ production.
Are your clothes toxic?Many clothing manufacturers use large amounts of chemicals in the production of their garments, in processes designed to enhance the look of their clothes. In many cases, these chemicals, color additives, bleaches etc. are harmful, create allergies and may even be carcinogenic. When you wear Jobman Workwear you can be sure that you are not exposed to chemicals that can damage your health. Almost all Jobman garments are Oeko-Tex certified, which provides a guarantee that the garments do not contain substances that can be harmful to the skin of the wearer.
Oeko-Tex Standard 100 – The human environment standard.
Oeko-Tex is an exacting international standard, based on a voluntary commitment. To obtain the certificate, the entire manufacturing process and all parts of a garment must meet the stringent environmental requirements. Many of Jobman’s products are certified according to Oeko-Tex Standard 100. This means that the product does not contain substances that upon direct contact can be harmful to humans. Of course, this has a positive impact on the global environmental issue.
Test criteria:· Illegal substances such as carcinogenic colourants.
· Legally regulated substances such as formaldehyde, plasticizers, heavy metals or pentachlorophenol.
· Substances which according to current knowledge are harmful to health, but which are not yet regulated or prohibited by law such as pesticides, allergenic dyes or tin-organic compounds.
· Parameters such as colour fastness and a skinfriendly pH-value, which are precautionary measures to safeguard consumer health.
For more information: www.oeko-tex.com