We believe that we have a part to play when it comes to protecting the environment and therefore, at Wheat, we strive to use sustainable methods of production.
One of our largest manufacturers produces 90% of our jersey garments at their “green” factory in Bangladesh. The factory is dedicated to minimizing the environmental impact of their production and ensuring all products are safely and ethically produced. Some of their environmentally-friendly practices include:
- Producing 20% renewable energy
- Recycling water & reducing use of ground water by 40%
- Reduced CO₂ emissions by 50%
The factory has also established a ‘Happy Faces’ project, which among many fantastic initiatives, provides workers with a safe working environment, fair wages, healthcare, childcare and free transportation, and has implemented a women empowerment policy.
The “green” factory in Bangladesh, along with many of our other large manufacturers, are BSCI certified, which is of great importance for us at Wheat.
BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) is an initiative of the Foreign Trade Association, which is designed to improve working conditions for the suppliers of the participating member companies. Suppliers with the BSCI qualification have been audited and upheld the 11 principles in the strict code of conduct.
The BSCI platform provides a single point of information for tracking performance results, sharing monitoring activities and suggesting improvements for all suppliers in the network. This provides companies with visibility over their supply chains and production, with minimal effort and cost.
We have a real commitment to enhancing our Corporate Social Responsibility and therefore it is important for us to maintain transparency in our supply chain.