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Our Five Focus Areas

Supply Chain Management

Every year BESTSELLER brands have approximately 250 million products manufactured at more than 800 factories in Europe and Asia. We acknowledge that this great leverage also brings along a responsibility to ensure that our products are manufactured under the right conditions both for the workers involved in the production and for the environment.

BESTSELLER does not own any factories but we cooperate with suppliers who are willing to meet the commitments of BESTSELLER’s Code of Conduct and Chemical Restrictions. Our Code of Conduct describes the ethics and behaviour that we wish to promote throughout the supply chain and is directed at any supplier and his subcontractors who manufacture for BESTSELLER.

Each product is comprised of many components, such as fabric, thread, buttons, zippers etc., and it goes through a number of processes along the production line, such as dying, printing, finishing etc. which often take place at subcontractors. We continuously work to obtain transparency further back in our supply chain and to make positive changes wherever we have the possibility.

Sustainability in BESTSELLER

Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct and a number of policies form the basis of our work and describe to our suppliers the behaviour we want to promote throughout our supply chain. To ensure that our policies are being followed we have an extensive audit programme in place run by independent third party audit companies. They visit the factories frequently and report back to us on their findings. In each of our biggest production countries we have a number of colleagues dedicated to helping our suppliers improve the workplaces. Only in cases where the supplier is unwilling to make positive changes, we terminate the business relationship.

Download our Code of Conduct