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Vallila Corporate Responsibility

Vallila Corporate Responsibility

At Vallila, we divide our corporate responsibility into four dimensions that cover Vallila as an organisation, our customers, our products, our employees, our supply chain and our environment

 Product responsibility

- the quality and durability of our products

- product safety

- the environmental impact of our products

We make sure that our customers receive a fair compensation for their money and that the manufacturing process meets our environmental goals without the use of harmful chemicals.

Metrics:

- the amount of quality deviations

- customer satisfaction

- the percentage of Öko-Tex certified products

 

Transparency

- supply chain transparency

- supply chain working conditions and human rights

- purchase policies

Through responsible and sustainable sourcing, we make sure that our business is on a sustainable base. We will encourage and intensify regular and close cooperation and information sharing with all our suppliers.

Metrics:

- percentage of suppliers having signed the CoC agreement

- suppliers by country

- the percentage of audited high-risk country suppliers

- the amount of Better Cotton -sourced cotton

 

 Employee satisfaction and welfare

- employee well-being

- skills and competencies

- equality

- work safety

- transparency

A responsible human resource management denotes the advancement of equality, knowledge and skills and employee well-being. It means equal and fair treatment of staff and transparent communication between management and personnel.

Metrics:

- employee satisfaction

- employee turnover

- years in service

- extent of performance appraisals

- sick leave percentage

- gender balance

- the number and seriousness of occupational accidents.

 

 Environment

- circular economy and sustainable development

- climate change and emissions

- waste volumes

We consider the environment in all aspects of business. We will evaluate our processes, from logistics to product packaging and energy sources from an environmental aspect. We will measure our recycling levels, the amount of renewable energy and the Co2 emissions of our vehicles annually.

Metrics:

- energy consumption

- carbon footprint of our own actions

- recycling volumes

- use of packaging materials

- vehicle emissions

 

 

Standards and certificates

A certificate is an international way to describe the way a product is made, from quality to production conditions. However, we do not base our trust based solely in certificates but through them, we will increase our communication of our product qualities. We maintain certification information from our suppliers that we buy for more than 50 000 e annually.

 

Our certificates

Öko-Tex certificate

Ökö-Tex: ensures textile production is free from known harmful substances

REACH logo

REACH: is a regulation of the European Union, adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, while enhancing the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry. Read more: https://echa.europa.eu/regulations/reach/understanding-reach

amfori logo

amfori BCSI: In a global marketplace, supply chains are becoming increasingly complex. It’s now more necessary than ever for companies to improve visibility over their production – and to drive improvements across their supply chains wherever possible. Since 2003, amfori BSCI has enabled companies to trade with purpose by improving social performance in their supply chain. Vallila joined the initiative in 2019.

Design From Finland logo

Design from Finland: The mark recognises that the product or service has been designed in Finland and that the company has invested in design. The product may have been manufactured in Finland or abroad.

 

Better Cotton Initiative 

We at Vallila are committed to improve cotton farming around the world together with Better Cotton Initiative (BCI).

BCI logo

We are a member of Better Cotton Initiative since 2018 and support responsible cotton sourcing through our actions and products.

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) was founded in 2005 to improve cotton farming practices and production globally by finding more sustainable solutions for farmers, the environment, and the future of the cotton industry. The Better Cotton Standard is being implemented in 24 countries and aims to save the environment from exploitation by training farmers on lighter farming methods which reduce use of the most harmful chemicals and water.

The Better Cotton Initiative exists to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in, and better for the sector’s future. Read more about BCI here.

Better Cotton is sourced via a system of Mass Balance and not physically traceable to end products. See bettercotton.org/massbalance for details.

Vallila is committed to sourcing 50 % of our cotton as Better Cotton by 2020. By choosing a Vallila cotton product, you’re supporting responsible cotton production through the Better Cotton Initiative/BCI.

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