Sustainability & due diligence
Our commitment to supply chain transparency during COVID-19
Our due diligence
Erve Group has internal processes to make sure sustainability and due diligence are incorporated in daily operations throughout the supply chain. We select new suppliers in consultation with various departments: purchasing, sales and quality. Our CSR managers based in production countries conduct the Erve Group ‘facility check’ to verify that suppliers are compliant with the Erve Group Code of Conduct. Suppliers must also provide proof of their social compliance and quality status (BSCI, SA8000, SMETA, and Oekotex). All of our products are produced in audited factories. Without a valid audit, a facility cannot produce for Erve Group.
Working together for safer practices
Erve Group sources from high-risk countries and is aware that there might be potential risks in the supply chain. Beconnected offices seek out and monitor these risks on the ground. We report to our Erve Group through facility checklists and daily quality checks.
When potential risks are identified, we ask suppliers to analyze them and provide us with a corrective action plan. Together with the supplier, Erve Group conducts further investigations and, if necessary, prevents or mitigates any adverse impact of that risk. We support our suppliers in meeting the required labor standards and provide training on them when required. We endeavor to incorporate the assessment of possible risks in purchasing behavior and practices, treating our suppliers with respect and consideration during our cooperation.
Erve Group implements the guiding principles of the UN on business and human rights. As a member of Amfori BSCI, it is mandatory to install an effective grievances mechanism in all our production facilities. The effectiveness of these mechanisms is checked during audits. Grievance mechanisms are also part of the auditing process of Accord. Any complaints that are reported will be handled by the factory, Amfori/Accord and the brands. Erve Group also has its own ‘support channel’ for communicating workplace information. All agents and business partners of Erve Group are obligated to notify and address non-conformities and breaches of human rights.
Erve Group is in constant communication with Amfori, Centexbel, Accord, customers, licensors and third-party institutes. We also recently became a member of Modint for practical help with our due diligence.
Locations where our products are made
Health and safety
Beconnected is part of Erve Group
Our products are made with respect for people and the planet. If you want to know more about our efforts to improve our supply chain, please send an email.
Beconnected is a part of Erve Group, which began in 1985 in Brussels, the capital of Europe.
Quality & Compliance
If there’s anything we take more seriously than fashion, it’s quality, safety, the environment and corporate social responsibility.
Beconnected’s company values
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