The future depends on what we do in the present
Mahatma Gandhi

Responsibility |
Policy statement

We are all about responsibility!

From the development right up to the production of a collection, we see it as our mandate to abide by international environmental and social standards and to manufacture our goods exclusively in BSCI-certified production facilities.

Some of our standards include those for environmental protection, fairness, employee culture, employee safety, anti-abuse measures, compliance with behavioural codes and pre-emptive action.

These are backed up by our ISO 9001 certification, membership of the “Bündnis für nachhaltige Textilien” (Sustainable Textiles Alliance), BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) certification and awarding of the national “Grüner Knopf” seal.

In our day-to-day operations, we also actively contribute to improving social and environmental standards in the textile supply chain. Because we are convinced that treating people and nature with consideration and respect is the best way to ensure future success together.

Tangible proof of this is our company headquarters in Wolfertschwenden which was built according to the latest energy and environmental standards.

SOCIAL COMPLIANCE

Wilox is committed to international social compliance standards and applies these standards to its relationships with suppliers across the world. These include

  • U.N. Guiding Principles for Economics and Human Rights,
  • OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises,
  • OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct,
  • OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector,
  • ILO working standards.

Wilox is a member of the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI), a non-profit organisation based in Brussels which was founded in 2003 on the initiative of the Foreign Trade Association (FTA). Wilox is committed to the principles of the amfori BSCI Code of Conduct.

As well as this, Wilox is a certified holder of the German national Grüner Knopf seal, meaning it fulfils the 20 specified criteria for human rights, social and environmental responsibility as a company, as well as the 26 specified social and environmental criteria for the manufacture and distribution of products.

The social compliance of Wilox and its suppliers is regulated in its own Code of Conduct .

The “Grüner Knopf” is a national seal for sustainable textiles. It is a means of certifying to potential buyers that the clothing in question has been manufactured in a socially and environmentally responsible way. It is affixed directly to the product and easy to find when buying – reliable and user-friendly.

The “Grüner Knopf” seal involves binding requirements with regard to human and environmental protection. A total of 46 exacting social and environmental standards must be met, from A (as in Air Pollution) to Z (as in Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals).

Independent test centres ensure the certification and awarding of the seal are done in a transparent and safe manner.

Founded 150 years ago, we stand for security and trust worldwide. As a knowledge enterprise, we have our sights firmly set on the digital future.
EN ISO 9001 certification is a proof of competence recognised around the world.
ISO 9001 certification includes:

  • continuous improvement and error prevention
  • streamlining and waste reduction
  • determination and monitoring of quality-related costs
  • product liability and product safety
  • product and process development
  • interdisciplinary teamwork

The Textile Alliance was founded in October 2014 by German Development Minister Dr Gerd Müller in response to fatal accidents in textile factories in Bangladesh and Pakistan. The multi-actor partnership is made up of members from the business community (companies and associations), non-governmental organisations (NGOs), trade unions, standards organisations and the German government. The alliance has set itself the goal of improving conditions in textile production around the world - from the production of raw material to disposal.

OEKO-TEX® enables consumers and companies to make responsible decisions that will preserve our planet for future generations. The testing and certification processes behind our standards guarantee the highest level of consumer safety. We make it easy for you to act sustainably: Find out about the OEKO-TEX® portfolio here or request your desired certification or service here.

GermanFashion Modeverband Deutschland e.V. represents the German fashion industry and represents the interests of its approximately 350 members.
We are available to support our member companies on all industry-specific issues and represent their interests vis-à-vis legislators, authorities, market partners and other organisations.
We offer our member companies a communication platform and inform them about current developments in the industry using up-to-date communication methods.

As an employers' and trade association we represent the interests of the Bavarian textile and apparel industry from Aichach to Zirndorf. We cover a broad range of issues and offer consulting services including labour law and social policy, foreign trade and trade policy, payment and delivery conditions, environmental protection, training and further education and collective bargaining policy.

The Senate of the Economy consists of individuals from the fields of economics, science and society who are entirely aware of their responsibility towards state and society. Together, they contribute to implementing in a practical way the goals of sustainability as they work for the common good and fit with the eco-social market economy.

Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) is a non-profit organisation founded in 2003 and based in Brussels. It was founded in 2003 on the initiative of the Foreign Trade Association (FTA). It builds on a platform of retail companies and associations to develop European codes of conduct and monitoring systems which eventually became the basis for a common European monitoring system for social standards.

Social responsibility

“Sustainability is firmly anchored in our corporate philosophy - the motto is "We live responsibility". In concrete terms, for us this means acting with foresight and complying with codes of conduct. We may be company active around the world but we also put our hearts into thinking locally. And the work that the Bunter Kreis Allgäu does with children and families is something very close to our hearts.” Jürgen Baunach, member of the board of directors of Bunter Kreis Allgäu e.V., is thrilled to receive our renewed support at a personal presentation event at the aftercare centre. “The continuing financial support we receive from Wilox gives security of planning in our work. We know that we cannot take this commitment for granted. Which is why we are extremely grateful to the company for this partnership,” explains Baunach.

Find out more at www.bunter-kreis-allgaeu.de

Wilox supports the work of the Bunter Kreis Allgäu

Surya Kiran – ein Sonnenstrahl für Kinder e. V.

"A ray of sunshine for children" is about supporting children in Nepal who need help.

We are over the moon that we were able to put a smile on the faces of the children at the girls' home in Kathmandu with our socks and donations.

Learn more about the project at www.suryakiran.de

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