Our network of suppliers spans 25 countries and includes hundreds of globally interlinked partners.
Ensuring that our products are made in a clean and responsible way requires that we know a lot about our supply chain partners. Over recent years we have drastically reduced the number of supply chain partners we work with so that we can go beyond building business relationships and instead focus on creating a collaborative community. Working with fewer suppliers enables us to really know them, understand their needs and challenges, and support them to achieve our standards. We have defined these standards in our Sourcing Policy.
Map and publish our Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers every six months (ongoing)
Map and publish key Tier 3 suppliers every six months
Remark: The progress is an estimation based on the Tier 3 supplier data of FY17/18. We expect to have a more comprehensive data collection in FY18/19.
We are working with suppliers in 25 countries worldwide:
Supply chain transparency means more than knowing where in the world we produce - it means knowing who our production partners are, how they work, and how we can best support them to work in a clean, responsible and efficient way. Our supply chain mapping process helps us to stay on top of this information by working with our Tier 1 suppliers to capture and update information about our deeper supply chain.
Our supplier list includes factory names, locations, types of goods produced, and numbers of workers, and covers our master vendors and points of fabrication (Tier 1), wet processors (Tier 2), and viscose fiber producers (Tier 3). It is in alignment with the Human Rights Watch Transparency Pledge as well as our Greenpeace Detox and Changing Markets commitments. We update our supplier list every six months with the information received from our mapping process.
Esprit collaborates with the OAR since several years and conducts updates of the relevant OAR list twice per year.