A love story
Ten years. Ten years of exchanges, phone calls, meetings, projects carried out together. If you feel like you're reading a love story, it's because the bond between us and our suppliers is one! It is these years of collaboration that have enabled us to continually improve the quality of our products, and it is the result of a relationship of trust that allows us today to go further, by taking them on board with us in the sustainable and ambitious transformation project that we are carrying out.
Code of conduct
Each year, all our suppliers commit to respecting our code of conduct. A simple document, which assures us of their compliance with fundamental ethical principles, which are too often ignored in the textile industry: the fight against child labour and forced labour, respect for legal working hours, a guarantee of fair remuneration, a safe and healthy working environment, and freedom of association. Our suppliers must also ensure that their own subcontractors comply with these principles, failing which we reserve the right to terminate any business relationship.
An extensive audit programme
An outside eye is never too valuable in the pursuit of ethical production. We have therefore also implemented a rigorous policy of social audits. The objective: to maintain the highest level of trust in our long-standing partners on a daily basis. Conducted according to the international BSCI or Pur Projet methodologies, which are among the most demanding in the world, there are twenty audits per year, accompanied by corrective action plans in the event of non-compliance. Our plan is to continue this sustainable transformation by working hand in hand with our suppliers at every stage of the process.
In August 2021, ba&sh moved up a gear
We joined the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI), an organisation dedicated entirely to social compliance, with the aim of improving working conditions in companies' international supply chains. Supplier mapping, early detection of problems, auditing, corrective action and training are all designed to help companies like ours fulfil their mission of sustainable production.
60% of our production is carried out in Asia, between China and India. We produce clothing in mainly cotton, viscose and polyester, which are raw materials that come from these regions.
40% of our production is takes place between Europe (30%) and north Africa. This is where most of our accessories & knitwear are produced using local know-how.
47% of production sites audited during 2021