As an internationally operating fashion company, Peek & Cloppenburg is aware of the issues surrounding working conditions in specific producing countries. Therefore we take our responsibility seriously, and work in partnerships to secure good working conditions. With this in mind, Peek & Cloppenburg actually set up a monitoring scheme back in 1977 whereby specialists inspect working conditions and recommend improvements when required. Since 2003, Peek & Cloppenburg has been part of the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) organised by a large number of European retailers for the implementation and monitoring of social standards.
Furthermore, the company rejects wage dumping and pays its suppliers fair prices so as to enable sufficient pay for local workers. Suppliers are required to guarantee, at the very least, the statutory minimum wage as well as all legally stipulated benefits such as overtime pay, holiday allowances and the payment of all social security contributions.
Peek & Cloppenburg is against any and all forms of child labour. Suppliers are required to sign the BSCI’s Code of Conduct to confirm that they adhere to the prescribed rules for preventing child labour.