Hogewoning Social Responsibility
Hogewoning products create a particular mood in any home. Demand for our interior decorations and hobby materials is growing by the day. At the same time, more and more consumers are aware of their responsibility to people, animals, and the environment. You will be pleased to know that ‘sustainability’ is one of our core values.
At Hogewoning, we also care deeply about people and animals, and we want to take good care of our precious earth. We gladly divert a portion of our net profit to local and international charities that matter greatly to us, including Dorcas, De Brug, World Wildlife Fund, Médecins Sans Frontières, and the Netherlands Cancer Institute.
The Hogewoning colleagues at our two purchasing offices in China monitor our standards and values. As well as insisting on exceptional quality, we also set high standards for sustainability, which is about more than just the climate. We consider the well-being and health of the people who make our products to be at least as important.
All products are, of course, tested in line with stringent European regulations. Should we and/or our customers deem it necessary, we will set the bar even higher than the law requires. In this way, we not only guarantee a beautiful product but, perhaps more importantly still, a safe one. The renowned companies TÜV Rheinland and SGS are our standard providers of these tests.
Hogewoning is an active member of Amfori BSCI, and supports suppliers with continual improvement wherever there is scope.
Amfori BSCI is an initiative of companies which is committed worldwide to improving working conditions in the production chain. Amfori BSCI works for retailers, industry, and importers who want to improve social standards in their chains.
We arrange regular BSCI audits (quality-based investigations) at our production sites, to ensure that they comply with various social issues. Following an audit, an improvement plan is drawn up, in keeping with our ongoing commitment to improvement.
Hogewoning has signed the Code of Conduct and our suppliers must support this Code. The Code of Conduct sets out the minimum points of departure for, and basic principles of ethical conduct in business which suppliers must uphold with regard to their employees and their production facilities, and explains a number of core values.
In essence, the points of departure of the Amfori BSCI Code of Conduct are:
How is the factory organized (risk/quality/environment) and how does the factory handle working conditions.
The key aspects of MRQ are as follows:
1 Locations where our goods are made must be known
2 Prevention policy for child labour
3 No discrimination, forced and/or slave labour
4 No serious hazards to the safety of employees when doing their job
5 Real and accurate wages and recording of hours worked
6 Accident insurance for employees
7 Quality and other management systems; no serious environmental pollution