Managing labour standards and human rights in the supply chain.
VIVOBAREFOOT has an updated strategy for human rights and labour standards and has a Code of Conduct, regularly communicated internally and externally and signed by its suppliers. The brand maintains systems to carry out due diligence and record the number direct suppliers by country. There is an opportunity for the brand to demonstrate that it has explicit requirements for new suppliers as part of its risk management process. These foundational activities resulted in a level 1 score of 74%.
VIVOBAREFOOT maintains records of non-compliances and closed-off non-compliances as part of its compliance monitoring process and maintains records of suppliers with a valid social audit. There is room for the brand to demonstrate that its strategy includes SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely) targets for managing labour standards and human rights in the supply chain. The brand should also support commercial teams and suppliers’ management teams to improve labour standards and human rights in the supply chain through the provision of training and/or tools. These activities have resulted in a level 2 score of 22%.
This year VIVOBAREFOOT has chosen to assess itself against level 1 and 2 only. The brand did not submit evidence for level 3, which evaluates best practice.