People speak about BSCI or other various testing and quality standards. What does that actually mean?
Here at Redland London we explain what this actually means, what are the items we look into. And why it is important to us.
When our appointed inspectors go into a factory they look at a number of factors;
- Management practice
- Working hours
- Child labour / Young Workers
- Disciplinary measures
- Freedom of association
- Working conditions
- Health and social facilities
- Occupational health and safety
Each topic in turn is covered by a number of key points that the inspectors look out for. And the visit is than completed by private interviews between the inspectors and 10% of the workforce on a confidential basis.
At these interviews the employees are asked additional questions ranging from the ability to refuse overtime, receiving paid annual leave, receiving leave for special circumstances. And, ensuring that they are paid on time.
Have all workers received signed contacts? Are all staff able to appeal directly to management? Has everyone received first aid training? Are fire drills conducted at least twice a year?
The overriding factor for Redland London is to ensure that we as a company work with companies that adhere to the same standards regardless of location and that our products are provided at the best value without comprising any standards.
We hope that you appreciate our efforts and enjoy our products.