Fair Wear Foundation

The FWF Code of Labour Practices contains eight elements, which are based on United Nations and International Labour Organization principles:

  • Employment is freely chosen
  • There is no discrimination in employment
  • No exploitation of child labour
  • Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining
  • Payment of a living wage
  • No excessive working hours
  • Safe and healthy working conditions
  • Legally-binding employment relationship

 

FWF regularly verifies the implementation of these labour practices through factory audits and worker interviews both onsite and offsite, and through annual ‘Brand Performance Checks’ which assess how well each member’s management policies support the Code of Labour Practices. FWF publicly reports on the progress of member companies towards implementation of the Code elements.




Outdoor & Sports Company (OSC) Brand Performance Check
Brand Performance Checks are an independent assessment of how each FWF member brand is working to improve labour conditions in their supply chains. FWF members like Ronhill are evaluated against a set of indicators; the benchmarking score is an indication of how brands are doing on these indicators. The monitoring percentage shows how much of a brand’s production volume is covered by their monitoring system. Depending on how long the affiliate has been a member, the combination of benchmarking score and monitoring percentage lead to a category in Ronhill case the highest which is ‘Leader’.


Outdoor & Sports Company (OSC) Social Report

FWF members are required to hand in an annual social report. Companies’ social reports are part of FWF’s requirements on brand transparency. FWF collects and publishes the reports, but does not verify their content before publishing them. The quality of the social reports is checked and reported on through the annual brand performance checks.

View the report.