-Above figures correct as at 4th April 2019
Our Supply Chain:
At The Original Factory Shop we manufacture our own branded products across many departments (clothing, footwear, toys and general merchandise) from 238 suppliers, in 12 countries worldwide.
We also supply a wide range of branded goods within our clothing, footwear, home, living & electrical ranges, sourced from branded suppliers.
Due Diligence / Ethical Policies:
At The Original Factory Shop we are committed to ensuring that our goods are sourced and manufactured ethically and continue to build awareness & drive positive change in our business and supply chains. We have policies in place that underpin our buying processes and are communicated to and are signed by all of our suppliers. These policies outline our belief in striving to create an open and honest working environment.
All suppliers are required to comply with our Ethical Trading policy and Ethical Trading Code.
We are committed to taking the necessary steps to continually improve. Our key focus remains on Far Eastern clothing suppliers and factories based on the level of risk to the business due to geographies of the manufacturing base.
In order to ensure that our colleagues are operating in a fair and trusted environment, we have policies in place that are readily available for review and are regularly checked by HR to ensure adherence:
- Anti bribery policy
- Bullying & Harassment policy
- Equality & Diversity policy
- Whistleblowing policy
Steps taken to assess and manage risk:
- Ethical policy in place to outline our requirements to all vendors, suppliers and factories.
- All suppliers are given a copy of the Ethical Trading Policy and must sign and return it prior to business being placed.
- Internal policies are in place to ensure our colleagues can operate in a safe environment.
- Ethical and Process audit paperwork in place which clearly outline our requirements.
At The Original Factory Shop we are committed to continual improvement in all that we do. Our supplier management plans enable us to manage our supply base effectively and appropriately to ensure that we have the right suppliers for our business that supply exciting products for our customers, sourced and manufactured within ethically sound environments. We look forward to strengthening our relationship with key suppliers / factories ensuring our strategies are aligned.
This statement has been reviewed and approved by The Original Factory Shop board and will be reviewed and updated annually.