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We want to be transparent about our supply chain and who we work with. Part of our commitment to this transparency is our public factory list.

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FACTORY LIST



At BESTSELLER, we want to be transparent about our supply chain and who we work with. Part of our commitment to this transparency is our public factory list.

This list, which is updated every two months, includes a full account of our Tier 0 suppliers and Tier 1 factories (including supporting units), and our preferred materials suppliers (Tier 2).

All the factories and suppliers included in this list are subject to the standards outlined in our Code of Conduct, and related supply chain policies, and the factories are routinely assessed as part of BESTSELLER's Factory Standards Programme, which you can read more about in our Sustainability Report (see pages 66-70).

*Please note, this list does not include factories that are being offboarded from our supply chain, you can read about our ACT-aligned Responsible Offboarding policy and processes here (bestseller-sustainability-report-2021.pdf.

What information is in the public factory lists?

The first page of the excel covers our Tier 1 factories, this list includes the following data points:

- Address

- Associated supplier (Tier 0)

- Type of product made there

- Number of workers employed there at the time of onboarding

- Percentage of male/female employees at the factory at the time of onboarding

The second page of the excel is a list of our Tier 2 Preferred Material Suppliers. This list includes:

- Supplier name

- Supplier country

- Product type

- Factory name

- Factory address

Useful terms and definitions

When we talk about Tier 0, we are referring to a supplier, the business entity BESTSELLER places orders with. To become a BESTSELLER supplier, the business must have gone through the onboarding process, during which they sign BETSELLER's Supplier Agreement, whereby they agree to uphold our Code of Conduct (CoC) and related policies. Typically, but not always, suppliers are agents for Tier 1 factories – some suppliers can be a factory (Tier 1) and in some cases have in-house materials manufacturing facilities too (Tier 2).

For BESTSELLER, Tier 1 refers to the production unit where the products are assembled and finished. This can cover business units involved in specific functions, such as cut-pack, embroidery, washing, dyeing, printing and finishing of garments, and tanneries. All production units are subject to the standards outlined in our CoC and related supply chain policies and are routinely assessed as part of BESTSELLER's Factory Standards Programme, which you can read more about in our latest Sustainability Report (see pages 66-70)

BESTSELLER's Tier 2 Preferred Material Suppliers is a list of materials manufacturers that we recommend to our in Tier 0 and Tier 1 partners. The preferred materials suppliers have agreed to uphold BESTSELLER's CoC, and their production facilities pass our basic requirements and are also subject to the Factory Standards Programme. As part of our heightened due diligence for Myanmar-based suppliers, materials, including packaging or trims, can only come from BESTSELLER Preferred or approved materials manufacturers – you can read more about our Myanmar-specific due diligence processes here)

The list will be updated six times a year and can be downloaded below in a Microsoft Excel format.

 

Download factory list