Hand-picked factories with safe, fair, legal and humane working conditions.
At AS Colour we seek out the best factories in each specialty. We may interview up to fifty factories before selecting one to make our products. Each factory is based on a certain fabric and an assured production capacity. All our factories get a regular order every six weeks, giving them certainty around work and income. We choose to work closely with fewer factories that we know well. Importantly, all AS Colour's products are produced under safe, fair, legal and humane working conditions throughout our supply chain.
Ensuring compliance and commitment to social responsibility.
AS Colour’s Code of Conduct forms the principal part of our commitment to social responsibility throughout our supply chain. It guides us in conducting business to the highest standards of business ethics and respect for human rights. We require each of our factories to comply with the Code as part of their contracts. In this way we ensure they adhere to standards that meet or exceed internationally acceptable good labor practices found in law, regulations and treaties (especially those from the International Labor Organisation). This helps to set out our expectations for conducting business and is part of our effort to encourage the continual improvement of local standards in all the areas we work.
All of our factories must agree to external audits, and they are expected to make improvements where standards are not met to ensure ongoing compliance. Should any non-compliance be found, AS Colour requires proof of compliance within a reasonable timeframe in order to continue working with the supplier.
Helping you make informed purchases.
Every year you ask us many questions, often about things like the fit or availability of a product. They can also be about our efforts in promoting fair, safe and healthy factory workplace conditions. All of these questions help you make informed purchases and be assured of the integrity of our factories and compliance with production standards. They also encourage us to fulfil the core company principle of continually examining our practices and improving our Corporate Social Responsibility programme.