Ethics & Sourcing
Traceability and transparency are key focuses for ensuring sustainable and ethical sourcing. At Tigerlily, our team visits each principle factory at least once a year, where we see firsthand the conditions and standards in our tier one factories.
“We have built trusted relationships with our long-term partners and have been auditing our suppliers for more than ten years.”
We only work with partners who are signatories to our code, hold internationally recognised certification and agree to be audited. To ensure ongoing compliance we engage the services of internationally recognised certification consultants Bureau Veritas.
Our approach to conscious sourcing means we prioritise conduct, compliance and independent certification over price. We aim to forge partnerships that contribute fairly and mindfully to benefit our partners, environment, customers and local communities.
Code of Ethical Trade
AT TIGERLILY WE ONLY WORK WITH PARTNERS WHO ARE SIGNATORIES TO OUR CODE OF ETHICAL TRADE
Our code consists of 11 mandatory requirements to trade, including: No Child Labor, No Forced Labor, No Harassment, Wages and Benefits, Hours of Work, Health and Safety, Non-Discrimination, Freedom of Association, Collective Bargaining, Environment and Communication.
Our code is based on industry standards established by organizations such as the Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI), and the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (SEDEX). Our full code can be viewed online.
Certifications & Auditing
When it comes to auditing, we believe specialised expertise is required. At Tigerlily we have partnered with respected international certification agency Bureau Veritas, to ensure compliance with our Code of Ethical Trade as well as local and international regulatory requirements and standards equivalent to SA800.
Before we enter a partnership, we check if our suppliers are accredited with Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI), and the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (SEDEX).
On our behalf, Bureau Veritas review and confirm certificates exist and are valid. Where certificates are due to expiry or non-existent, they arrange auditing and certification on an annual basis.
Our supply chain is made up of two Tiers. Tier One specifies all partners that manufacture product, Tier Two specifies all mills and printing houses.
CURRENTLY WE PARTNER WITH 28 TIER ONE SUPPLIERS.
Of those 28 (100%) are signatories to our code
Of those 26 (93%) are ethically certified
(BY BSCI, SMETA, BV, WRAP OR SA8000)
We are working with the remaining two partners to help them achieve accreditation. Our goal is to ensure 100% of our Tier One Partners are certified ethical by 2020.
As part of our commitment to traceability, we have identified twelve Tier Two Partners who provide fabric and services to our 28 Tier One Partners.
Of those 11 (92%) hold international accreditation
(BY OEKO-TEX®, REACH, BSCI OR SMETA)
Our commitment is to continuously trace, audit and monitor our supply chain from end-to-end.