OUR CERTIFICATES AND COLLABORATIONS
ANYTHING BUT STANDARD
We don't just promise quality, responsibility and sustainability—we keep our promises. This is evident from our numerous certificates, quality labels and voluntary commitments which go far beyond what the law demands.
BUSINESS SOCIAL COMPLIANCE INITIATIVE (BSCI)
As a BSCI member, we’ve been taking action to significantly improve working and social conditions at our production facilities since 2012. We require our suppliers to comply with the provisions of the BSCI Code of Conduct. These set standards in terms of management practices, working hours and pay levels, the banning of child labour, freedom of assembly, avoidance of discrimination, and health and safety in the workplace. Independent inspectors carry out inspections on-site to ensure that our production partners are adhering to the Code.
COTTON MADE IN AFRICA (CMIA)
This initiative supports African cotton farmers and their families. Instead of relying on donations, it involves the activation of market forces and therefore plays a vital role in promoting self-reliance. HAKRO is a member of a network of companies that purchase via the CmiA (“Cotton made in Africa”) scheme, supporting agricultural training courses and social projects through licence fees.
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the leading global standard for processing textiles from organically produced natural fibres. It sets down environmental requirements covering the entire textile production chain and specifies compulsory social criteria. The T-shirts and polo shirts in the HAKRO Organic Collection are made of 100% organic cotton and are certified in line with the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Certification by CERES (licence number 0388).
ISO 9001 – SYSTEMATIC QUALITY
HAKRO’s quality management system has been certified as compliant with the ISO 9001 standard by TÜV Süd in Germany. ISO 9001 is the most important domestic and international standard in the field of quality management. It forms the basis for our continuous internal improvement process.
STANDARD 100 BY OEKO-TEX®
The “Trust in Textiles” symbol indicates compliance with STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®. This is an independent testing and certification system covering raw materials, secondary materials and end products at all stages of textile processing. The tests involved cover substances that are banned or regulated by law and those that are known to be damaging health. Every HAKRO garment is labelled with this quality mark.
As part of the product certification in line with OEKO- TEX® STANDARD 100, we guarantee that all substances used fulfil the requirements of the European chemicals regulation known as “REACH” (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals).
As a member of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles, HAKRO has committed to take active steps to implement the Partnership’s overriding goal: to enhance the social, economic and environmental conditions along the entire supply chain of the textile and clothing sector in a demonstrable way.
UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT
In 2009, HAKRO became a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, thus joining the world’s largest alliance for responsible trading. The ten principles of the Global Compact set standards for compliance with human rights and the implementation of international labour principles, for environmental protection, for taking action against child labour and for preventing corruption. Each year we issue progress reports on the measures we have taken in support of the ten principles.