We only source from our fully approved ethical supply chain.
Being an ethical sourcing business includes a commitment to the following:
- Anti-Bribery and anti-corruption
- The Modern Slavery Act
- Ethical purchasing and supply chain evaluation
- Labor and Human Rights
- Capacity building and beyond audit
- Best practice and knowledge share
- Equality, diversity, and inclusion
- Giving back – locally and globally
- Endorse the ETI – Ethical Trading Initiative
- Promote the ETI Base Code
- Only place products which are safe on the market
- They must inform consumers of any risks associated with the products they supply
- They must ensure any dangerous products on the market can be traced and therefore be removed to avoid any consumer risk
Anyone putting products on the market should do all the due diligence to ensure those products meet all requirements, carry testing and/or check all testing documentation to ensure should there be a challenge that they can prove they have done all their due diligence to prevent any unsafe items being placed on the market where they could potentially put a consumer at risk.
In addition, there should be a risk review and guidance on the correct labeling and warnings where necessary.
Many of our global brands go beyond best practice in this area, particularly where goods are being used for consumer marketing campaigns, where an unsafe product could be harmful to the recipient and cause a huge risk to the brand.
All parties have a responsibility – do not assume your factory is providing safe and tested product – ask for full details about the compliance and ensure you have all the due diligence information to back up your actions.
Why does this matter?
Firstly, one would hope that businesses care enough to want to protect their customers and consumers. And of course, to protect their brand reputation from the risk of providing unsafe products. Never assume anything – ask all the right questions!
How we do this in practice:
- Risk review (product & supplier)
- Request & review existing documentation
- Review mandatory requirements
- Instigate additional testing or approve existing
- Update client with the recommendation and provide additional guidance
The SherBright Team has a focus on working with the right factories – those who treat their workers fairly, in a safe environment, and in only supplying products we believe, based on our due diligence process and expertise in product safety are safe and suitable to be used in a marketing campaign.
If you want to fast track this process speak to our team – it’s what we do for our clients as part of our product sourcing service. Our aim is to protect your brand, reputation, and ultimately, the consumers and recipients of all their products. For assistance with your product compliance challenges contact firstname.lastname@example.org