Our responsibility

Our responsibilities

At Vespo we take our responsibilities for our environment very seriously. That is why we have an active policy in relation to Environmental and Corporate Social Responsibility. Together, we must ensure that we can continue to enjoy all aspects of our beautiful world far into the future.

 

Certification, legislation and regulations

Working conditions

BSCI

Vespo supports the international goal for Social and Environmentally responsible business practices. Via its Amfori membership, Vespo works with its suppliers and their secondary suppliers to improve working conditions according to the Amfori-BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) code of conduct.

This code of conduct contains the 11 key working conditions set out below:

  • rights of freedom of association and collective bargaining;
    fair remuneration;
  • decent working hours;
  • safe and healthy working conditions;
  • no excessive/risky work and compensation for overtime;
  • protection of young workers;
  • no child labour;
  • no discrimination;
  • no forced labour;
  • protection of the environment;
  • ethical business behaviour.

All of these conditions are carefully elaborated and are regularly checked by means of audits. Vespo ensures that the improvements suggested by the auditors are also actually implemented.

 

Environmental conditions

BEPI

For a collective approach to protecting the environment, Amfori has drafted the BEPI (Business Environmental Performance Initiative) code of conduct, which outlines 11 key conditions.

These principally focus on energy consumption, water usage, water pollution, air pollution, soil exhaustion and waste. Vespo endorses these goals by completing the Amfori BEPI self-assessment for all of its products and, in turn, implementing improvements according to BEPI guidelines.

OEKo-Tex

Oeko-Tex is a worldwide, independently accredited certification body that issues certificates to products and factories. It tests the products, substances and accessories that are used in our clothing for banned and hazardous chemicals. If these are not harmful to the consumers or factory workers then the products are certified. This is an ongoing product-testing process and involves checks on production processes whereby certification takes account of the revised laws. It is an ongoing process.

All of Vespo’s products fall under the Oekotex certificate.

Our contribution

Sustainability

Sustainability is gaining more ground in the textile sector. Vespo is also working on this area. In the coming year, Santino will also add several articles that are made of recycled materials and organic cotton.

Recycling

The need to recycle our waste is a social development that is important in terms of reducing the amount of waste we generate. This need is also evident for us and our customers.

Improved technology is beginning to offer more options in this area. This could involve recycling shredded waste in the production process or the entire recovery of old products from consumers for recycling.

At the moment, there is a focus on developing new products based on this technology.