We value long lasting relations and work together with all our suppliers in a long-term perspective. We have a limited number of manufacturers in order to secure good supervision. The production is based in China. We visit the factories multiple times a year and have frequent meetings with them in Norway.
We believe fashion should be fair for everyone. That is why we are an official member of Fair Wear. We are being more open about how our backpacks are made and improving working conditions for the people making them. So, every time you buy our backpacks, you know that you are helping make the backpack industry fair for everyone. Beckmann Social Report 2020
We only cooperate with BSCI-certified factories to make sure the labour conditions are in accordance with human rights. BSCI help us make factory inspections and rate them from A to F. The rating decides how often they will do inspections in the future.
Factories we use are ISO-certified for:
ISO 9001:2015 – Quality management systems
An ISO 9001-certificate shows your quality management system is certified after the standard of good quality management.
ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental management systems
ISO 14001:2015 specifies the requirements for an environmental management system that an organization can use to enhance its environmental performance. ISO 14001:2015 is intended for use by an organization seeking to manage its environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to the environmental pillar of sustainability.
ISO 14001:2015 helps an organization achieve the intended outcomes of its environmental management system, which provide value for the environment, the organization itself and interested parties.