ASOS the 1st ecommerce brand to sign Global Framework Agreement!
Asos, making headway to creating the sustainable and ethical change that can change fashion and the world drastically.
This agreement, will help Asos establish a framework for protecting the interests of factory workers producing its own brand products.
CEO, Nick Beighton, say, " This landmark global framework agreement is a signal of our intent to ensure that everyone woking in our supply chain feels safe and respected.."
The GFA between ASOS and IndustriALL recognises the role freedom of association and collective bargaining plays in developing well-functioning industrial relations. Both parties will commit to:
- the agreement of common strategies on a country-by-country basis
- the joint development of methodologies to assess the impact of purchasing practices at the worker level of the supply chain
- the implementation of confidential worker hotlines
- and the linking of ASOS’ gender empowerment programme with IndustriALL’s worker rights training
Earlier this year, ASOS made its global factory list public, providing transparency on the 612 Tier 1 factories its uses across 25 countries.
ASOS also participates in Action, Collaboration and Transformation (ACT), an initiative designed to address the issue of living wages.