Thread. Laces. Leather. Labels. Retail floors and light fittings. We hold suppliers worldwide to the same standards and values as we follow in our own production. ECCO is a manufacturer that is in close, personal contact with suppliers.
ECCO has developed an audit programme based on partnership, openness and education. Our auditors conduct extensive control of all areas of our suppliers’ facilities, including production, storage, utilities, medical clinics and canteens. While touring the facilities, auditors point out examples of good conduct as well as areas of improvement, and an action plan is made in cooperation with the supplier. ECCO knows that by working together with suppliers and business partners, we can achieve more and make them agree to our commitments.
If an audit reveals inadequate performance, ECCO works with the supplier to ensure that the necessary improvements are made within a reasonable timeframe. ECCO will discontinue a relationship if the supplier is not willing to collaborate on the measures requested.
Our operations are also audited by external organisations such as the Leather Working Group, the most important environmental audit in the leather industry worldwide.