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Sustainable and ethical supply chains

At Scotch & Soda, we design our garments with great care and an eye for detail. That same love and attention can also be found in the way we produce our garments. Creating responsible fashion starts with the materials and the people and producers who create the finished garment. It's a complex process in which expertise and craftmanship come together through a series of steps, known as the supply chain. We are precise in selecting who we work with, and so we only operate with factories and manufacturers where stringent environmental policies and good working conditions are ensured. Scotch & Soda takes pride in these long-term relationships, some of which have existed for over 20 years. As trusted business partners, they are fundamental to the unique Scotch & Soda design and production process.
Sustainable and ethical supply chains

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

We aim to bring more unity in the world, to create a fair working environment for each and every individual. We strive to advocate inclusiveness both internally and externally.

In 2013, we became a member of the Amfori Business Social Compliance Initiative (Amfori BSCI), the leading global business association for open and sustainable trade. Amfori is a business-driven initiative for companies committed to improving working conditions in the global supply chain. Their code aligns with international frameworks concerning human rights and labour standards, including the Declaration of Human Rights, the Children's Rights and Business Principles, UN guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights and OECD guidelines, as well as the conventions and recommendations of the International Labour Organisations (ILO), which are relevant to improving working conditions in the supply chain.

Click here for our annual Modern Slavery Act statement, financial year ended May 2022.

POLICIES AND GUIDELINES

At Scotch & Soda, we are committed to operating with respect for human rights across our entire supply chain. Numerous workers across the world are involved in our business activities, and we want to ensure that the rights, health and safety of these workers are respected and protected throughout the production process of our collections.

Our range of policies describes the ethics, behaviour and requirements expected from all our business partners as well as ourselves. To protect those who are most vulnerable from an unjust or unsafe work environment, we've extended our social policies with detailed principles to guide all of our business partners. You can read our updated documents below:

RESTRICTED SUBSTANCE LIST

We have a list of over 100 chemicals (including chemical finishes and procedures) that we do not use in the creation of our collections, documented in the Scotch & Soda Restricted Substance List (RSL). All our suppliers commit to and comply with the RSL list, which ensures that the legislation surrounding the proper use of chemicals and substances is upheld. To ensure compliance, our products are regularly checked by third-party certified testing laboratories.

TRANSPARENCY

The path to creating a finished garment is a complex process, which can be broken up into four tiers. Each one represents a different part of the process. Tier 1 includes the factories responsible for the garment production, garment processing as well as the assembly of the final garment, Tier 2 includes the manufacturers responsible for the production and finishing of material. Tier 3 refers to the factories that process the raw materials and Tier 4 concerns the extraction of raw materials. From the raw materials to the finished garment, our end goal is to be completely transparent about where and who manufactures your clothes. The process of supply chain mapping allows us to measure our social and environmental impact and set effective targets for improvement.

OPEN APPAREL REGISTRY

To demonstrate our supply chain transparency, we provide visibility of all available supplier and factory information. To do so, we have partnered with the Open Apparel Registry (OAR) to publish our supply chain data. The OAR is an open data tool that gives all stakeholders access to our supply chain data. Click here for our data.

WHERE WE PRODUCE

We produce in 14 countries, working with a number of factories in each area. Our main production countries are China, India and Turkey.
Last updated May 2022
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