IRIEDAILY and the Fair Wear Foundation
Due to our general personal mentality and philosophy of the company, IRIEDAILY joined the FWF at the beginning of 2016. After only 2.5 years we have achieved the Leader Status at FWF in Summer 2018.
That proves that we are developing exceptionally well and working at an advanced level. As we have a solid supplier base with long-standing personal relationships, we can effectively ensure good working conditions in the factories.
The Leader Status is the highest status you can get from the FWF. We are proud of this achievement and looking forward to continue the work with the FWF. The permanent control and continuation of the fair working conditions in our factories are our goals for the future.
The Fair Wear Foundation
Fair Wear Foundation (FWF)’s mission is to improve labour conditions in the garment industry. The focus is on the confection, i.e. where fabrics are processed into textile products.
The organization has two main areas of activity:
On the one hand, its tasks include regular review, evaluation and public reporting on the progress made by member companies in implementing the FWF's requirements. This involves on-site inspections of production facilities as well.
On the other hand, FWF and its members are developing and testing new approaches to better enforce human rights in their supply chains.
FWF is an independent non-profit organisation that is jointly governed by representatives of business, labour and non-profit sectors like non-governmental organisations, trade unions and business associations. Member companies must sign the 8-point FWF Code of Labour Practice, which is based on UN- and ILO- principles and enforce them in their supply chains:
1.Employment is freely chosen
2.There is no discrimination in employment
3.No exploitation of child labour
4.Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining
5.Payment of a living wage
6.Reasonable hours of work
7.Safe and healthy working conditions
8.Legally binding employment relations
FWF publicly reports on the progress of member companies towards implementation of the Code. Once a year, each member company is required to submit a so-called social report, and the FWF also publishes a brand performance check. Based on these two reports, the company then receives its status.
FWF also works closely with a network of stakeholder organisations in production countries. FWF’s 80 member companies are based in nine European countries, and represent around 120 brands. FWF member products are sold in 20,000 retail outlets in more than 80 countries around the world. FWF is active in nine production countries in Asia, Europe and Africa.
More info on the Fair Wear Foundation can be found on www.fairwear.org or you can watch the following video.