SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSPARENCY
At Left-handesign®, we are acutely aware that everything we make has an impact on the planet. Our goal is to assess and mitigate the negative social and environmental impacts of our products. That’s why we are committed to work towards achieving complete supply chain transparency and to ensure our products are manufactured under ethical working conditions.
Our Supply Chain Footprint
Supply chain transparency requires companies to know what is happening upstream in the supply chain and to communicate this knowledge both internally and externally.
Like many brands, we don’t manufacture our products ourselves. We partner with specialised manufacturers and work closely with them to meet the highest environmental and social standards in the industry. Left-handesign® works with approximately 3 manufacturing partners, mainly located in India and China. In turn, each manufacturer works with raw material suppliers.
Our Ethical Supply Chain Program
Our goal is to understand and evaluate the social and environmental impact our business has on the communities in our supply chain. This has allowed us to dig deep into our supply chain to improve on raw materials and products traceability, as well as identify potential risks. We have a stringent supplier selection process which includes a supplier scorecard system and code of conduct to ensure our process is rigorous and standardised. This program is specifically designed to address and mitigate the risks associated with our supply chain.
We have long-term business relationships with the vast majority of our manufacturers, which gives us high levels of trust and commitment in regards to ethical standards. Many of our partners are spearheading environmental practices in manufacturing in their own region.