We at STORM & MARIE take pride and strive to have a high Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) profile with a strict Code of Conduct that assure the transparency to our customers.
The purpose of our CoC is to ensure a continuous improvement of an ethical and fair business having to comply with the principles listed below and will ultimately benefit all parties.
We visit each of our Suppliers including the Sub suppliers and make a very thorough and careful selection. We check the limits on overtime work, the commitment to freedom of association and make a close monitoring of their health and working conditions. We only accept suppliers with BSCI Certification issued by FTA (Foreign Trade Association) and strive for a SA8000 Standard Certification as well.
Before contracting a Supplier or Sub supplier, we have them sign our Corporate CSR guidelines in the Code of Conduct contract, which include the 13 principles as follows here below.
The general principles 1-10 are all a part of the UN Global Compact with our additional principles 11-13.
STORM & MARIE is also a long time member of Dansk Fashion & Textile trade association and undertake their guidelines. Furthermore STORM & MARIE donate surplus stock and sample collections to Nordic Designers Aid, who sell the clothes – and donate all profit to civil society programs in South Africa. Read more here.
The 13 Principles
Business must support and respect
Businesses must support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.
Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Businesses must uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.
The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour.
The effective abolition of child labour.
The elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Businesses must support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.
Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.
Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Businesses must work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
In businesses where animals are used in labour and/or in the production (fur, wool etc.) Such animals must be fed and treated with dignity and respect and no animal must deliberately be harmed nor exposed to pain in their lifespan. Taking the lives of animals must at all times be conducted using the quickest and the least painful and non-traumatic (not in the vision of other animals) method available and approved by national and acknowledged veterinarians and only conducted by trained personnel.
Businesses are encouraged to work and seek to be involved in local or global charity working to the improvement of better social and living conditions.
Monitoring and evaluation
All businesses involved must at all times be open and accessible for announced and unannounced audits for monitoring and evaluation of compliance with the CoC.