Sustainable Supply Chain

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Work, environment, health and safety in the supply chain
 
Benetton Group is committed to the promotion and respect of human rights and the environment.
 
The Benetton Group Code of Conduct is applied to all suppliers and subcontractors, and to anyone who wishes to work with the Group. This Code of Conduct is based on respect for human rights and protection of the environment.
 
It is through this Code of Conduct that Benetton Group applies the relevant international laws and regulations, with particular reference to the UN’s Guidelines on Businesses and Human Rights, dated June 2011, and the EU’s Communication for an Updated Strategy on the Social Responsibilities of Businesses, dated October 2011.
 


 
Risk assessment of human rights impacts
In collaboration with the multi-stakeholder organisation, Valore Sociale, Benetton Group has developed a procedure for risk assessment, designed to work with the principal international, regional and national tools in the field. This aims at redefining corporate business plans through the integration of human rights risk assessments, and the application of any necessary corrective measures.
 
Benetton Group has applied the risk assessment procedure to examine, during a pilot phase that began in 2011, 25 of its suppliers based in India, identified on the basis of their level of compliance with the company’s Code of Conduct. From this stemmed the “Responsible Traceability 2011” project, the objectives of which were:

  • to verify the traceability of the relevant Indian suppliers, through the construction of a tree of suppliers and subcontractors;
  • to perform a qualitative analysis of the portfolio of identified suppliers and subcontractors, starting with the results obtained by the risk assessment, based on the Code of Conduct and the standards established by Valore Sociale.
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