Happy Socks ensures that suppliers maintain high standards by keeping close contact with all of them through regular visits and inspections at all their factories. We also require that our suppliers are BSCI and OEKO-TEX certified. They are also required to sign the Happy Socks Code of Conduct to ensure they maintain high standards, no child labour is used and no other forms of abuse occur. We are committed to becoming a member of Amfori BSCI during 2018.
We conduct on site audits at least once a year that are performed by staff from our Stockholm headquarters. Furthermore, we have opened a local production office in Istanbul, Turkey that has daily contact with our suppliers and regularly visits them. During these visits production standards are controlled.
What is BSCI?
BSCI is a common Code of Conduct that regulates working environment issues, including workplace health and safety, working hours, industrial compensation and the prohibition of child labour.
For more information, visit the BSCI website (http://www.amfori.org/)
What is Oeko-Tex?
Oeko-Tex is a certification system for materials used in a certain product. The certification confirms that the material and/or final product is correctly produced without hazardous and toxic substances.
For more information, visit Oeko-Tex website (https://www.oeko-tex.com)
What is the Happy Socks Code of Conduct?
The Happy Socks Code of Conduct is a clarification of our requirements for environmental and social equity. The requirements set in our Code of Conduct are based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the ILO 8 Core Conventions.
For more information, please have a look at our Code of Conduct at http://www.happysocks.com/code_of_conduct
How do you ensure that your products are free from hazardous chemicals?
Our suppliers and sub-suppliers have to commit to follow the regulation set in REACH, a regulation within EU for hazardous and toxic chemicals. We also require them to be Oeko-Tex certified.