Jack Wolfskin publishes 2012 social sustainability report

The German outdoor company has published its third social sustainability report with guidance from the Fair Wear Foundation of which Jack Wolfskin is a member. The main findings of the 2012 report are that 100 percent of the brand’s suppliers were audited through 71 screenings and 22 follow-up visits. The report says that 45 percent of  vendors produced good or very good results, while 23 percent of suppliers were considered medium and the performance of the remaining 32 percent was unsatisfactory. According to company sources, Wolfskin has been working hard with these latter vendors to make improvements, but has no qualms about ending partnerships with current suppliers who are not willing or able to shape up. A special focus of the report is on topics such as minimum wage levels, environmental aspects, fire safety precautions and general safety aspects of facilities. The report can be downloaded here.

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