Social responsibility

We have made social and environmental standards our standard. Everywhere

Quality, social standards and sustainability are the law for us – regardless of what the respective valid laws are around the world. Together with our suppliers, we have committed ourselves to meeting the goals and requirements of amfori. What they say goes. This means we take social responsibility regarding fair business practices as well as transparency, reporting and information. We conduct audits in the countries of our manufacturers and suppliers according to the amfori qualification and auditing programme.



If a supplier does not meet the requirements in the first step, we actively provide support and advice to contribute to an improvement in working conditions. In addition, we guarantee the ongoing adherence to amfori requirements utilising in-house as well as independent inspectors and their auditing procedures, including TÜV Rheinland Group, TÜV Nord/Süd Group, SGS, Bureau Veritas, Elevate, Intertek, UL VS Limited - Responsible Sourcing, ABS Quality Evaluation and ALGI.

The aims and requirements of amfori include, among others:

  • Improving social standards in supplier countries
  • Observing all valid national laws, industrial minimum standards, ILO and UN conventions as well as all other relevant legal provisions
  • Prohibiting child labour
  • Prohibiting forced labour and disciplinary measures, such as the confiscation of passports or physical punishment
  • Allowing the freedom of association and right to collective bargaining – otherwise facilitating parallel means of independent and free organisation
  • Eliminating discrimination in employment, remuneration, access to training, promotion, termination of employment or retirement



  • Payment of the statutory minimum wage for regular working hours, overtime hours and overtime differentials or payment of reasonable remuneration if the statutory minimum wage does not cover living expenses
  • Compliance with guidelines for working hours
  • Guaranteeing health and safety in the workplace
  • Compliance with legal minimum requirements in relation to environmental and safety issues
  • Providing a management system to ensure compliance with the amfori requirements

For a complete overview of the amfori requirements and objectives and the more than 2,000 member companies, please visit



Safe is safe, fair is fair and clean is clean – wherever you are in the world.