Ethics: Ethical Trading Initiative
Dimensions is committed to providing manufacturing quality assurances which fully comply with your standards. Whilst recognising the fact that overseas sourcing of fabric or garments will lead to substantial cost benefits, we are also aware of the potential social impact that offshore supply can have.
As a member of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) since 2007, Dimensions has adopted the internationally recognised ETI Base Code of labour practice (as listed below). We are committed to supporting our suppliers as they implement this code of practice and create a fair and safe working environment for all employees. We are constantly striving to improve working conditions and uphold human rights in an environmentally friendly work place.
ETI Base Code:
Please view the full base code on the ETI website.
- Employment is freely chosen
- Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining are respected
- Working conditions are safe and hygienic
- Child labour shall not be used
- Living wages are paid
- Working hours are not excessive
- No discrimination is practised
- Regular employment is provided
- No harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed
Dimensions takes all reasonable and practical steps, including factory visits by the company’s staff, representatives or agents, to check that required standards are being met, and be alert to any signs which may indicate that a production process may involve exploitation or represent a danger to health, safety, or to the environment.
As part of our membership, we actively participate in different ETI programmes, events, seminars and working groups. These events allow us to collaborate with other ETI members and we can then transfer this information throughout our business and its practices.
It is very important to Dimensions that our workforce is aware of our ETI membership and what it stands for. Members of our purchasing department have attended ETI meetings to provide them with a fundamental understanding on how their purchasing practices can have an impact on ethical trade. Our purchasers are in direct contact with our suppliers so it is of utmost importance that they are fully educated in this area. Members of our account management team and board of directors have also attended ETI meetings to increase their understanding.
Custodians of our ethical trade and CSR operations have also presented at ETI meetings for small and medium companies to explain to members our relationship with our suppliers, what issues we face and how we have developed our supply chain. It is our intention to keep supporting the initiative and learning from the ETI and their other members.
Please find our membership listed on the ETI website (we are listed under Men’s Wearhouse UK (MWUK) [Note 3])