As a successful clothing company of the 21st Century, OLYMP Bezner KG, based in Bietigheim-Bissingen (in the district of Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg in Germany), is fully aware of a long term responsibility towards its employees, suppliers, producers and customers. The manufacture of OLYMP products is carried out in production facilities which comply with internationally recognised and verifiable social standards based on the principles of fairness.
OLYMP has always been very aware of its corporate commitment to its employees and partners, and takes social responsibility extremely seriously, particularly in the production facilities outside Germany. The management strives at all times to ensure that OLYMP products are not only sound in terms of their human ecology and of high quality, but are also manufactured in the partner companies in accordance with precisely specified social standards.
In order to guarantee these social standards, the demanding production process is therefore carried out by a limited number of long-standing production partners in Asia and South East Europe, with whom OLYMP enjoys a close and extremely trusting working relationship, which in some cases dates back over 40 years.
OLYMP consequently demands a general compliance with globally recognised, respected and bind-ng social standards from its partner operations. The greater part of its production volumes is manufactured in production facilities that have been awarded SA 8000:2001 certification by Social Accountability International (SAI). Furthermore, through its membership of the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI), OLYMP is committed to the maintenance of far-reaching social standards in the manufacture of its products. In addition to safety at work, these include the regulation of working hours, appropriate remuneration, humane working conditions, the provision of health and social facilities, along with a clear ban on any form of child labour, forced labour or discrimination. The observance of these social standards is monitored and checked at regular intervals by independent test institutes.
Through their continuous presence on-site in the production workshops, OLYMP's own employees are also able to monitor the observance of the quality standards and the working conditions. In this way, any misunderstandings which may arise can be directly and immediately resolved in accordance with the company philosophy. Furthermore, the OLYMP management makes several visits every year to each individual site to personally witness for themselves that the production conditions are in accordance with the required standards.
Due to the fact that OLYMP imports virtually all of its products directly, and as a result of a clear transparency in the supply chain, the local presence in the production facilities, as well as the responsible and long-standing working relationships with carefully selected partners, OLYMP is able to ensure that clearly defined social standards and humane working conditions are observed.
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