We check social working conditions.

Child labor, inhumane working hours, starvation wages, discrimination and reprisals; in textile production, the consumer is confronted again and again with these and other inhumane conditions. The shirt can still be white, but if the working conditions are not right, you risk a flaw that can't be cleaned up by any chemistry.

What we check:

  • Socially acceptable working conditions in line with UN and ILO conventions
  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • Exclusion of child labor
  • Payment of fair wages
  • No discrimination of employees
  • Safety of buildings and production systems
  • Freedom of assembly for employees
  • Internal communication and clear responsibilities
  • Risk prevention
  • Regular employee training on workplace safety and social responsibility

Meet the experts.

Ben Mead
Managing Director
Hohenstein Institute America