Since 1999, Arrak Outdoor has actively taken steps to protect nature and animals that live in it. We recognize that the world is interconnected; The need for environmental protection is vital. Producing textile products in other countries requires responsibility. A key componet in selecting suppliers is ensuring that they also have a strong commitment to the environment to ensure environmental protection and social responsibility.
We protect animal species by chosing not to use animal by products (down feathers, fur, etc), Because we care!
We at Arrak work hard to continuously improve the distribution chain in our business. We are careful when selecting our suppliers and work hard to promote a long long-term relationship with each and every one. Arrak Outdoor’s takes time to visit each suppliers to ensure active involvement with team members.
The factories follow Arrak's Code of Conduct
Read more here: Drömvävaren (link to Code of conducts)
With strict policy adherance in place for our suppliers, we maintain Arrak’s code of conduct. For example, our suppliers are are certified by the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI). Amphoria BSCI's code contains 11 basic labor rights that the factories undertake to implement within themselves and within their supply chains using development strategy, which is carried out step by step. The factory inspections are carried out by accredited third parties (Social Accountability Accreditation Services, SAAS ). Any deviations that may occur during a factory inspection must be rectified. Follow-up inspections are routinely done to ensure compliance. Moreover, efforts are constantly being made to improve working conditions.
Principles must be complied with in accordance with BSCI:
- Freedom of association and the right to enter into collective agreements
- Prohibition of discrimination
- Reasonable salary
- Reasonable working hours
- Health and safety at work
- Prohibition of child labor
- Special protection for young workers
- No dangerous work
- Prohibition of forced labor
- Protection of the environment
- Ethical Entrepreneurship
All our suppliers follow REACH or the Swedish Textile Importers' chemical guide, which has been developed together with Rise.
REACH & nbsp; (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) is EU chemicals legislation. The main objective of the legislation is to protect the environment and human health from the risks of chemicals and to increase the competitiveness and innovation of the EU chemical industry.
RISE is a Swedish state research institute in chemistry-environmental issues for the textile industry, among others. Read more here: Chemicals guidance
Oeko-tex Most of the material we use in our productions is of Oeko-tex certified material. Oeko-tex is an independent global test and certification system that ensures that the product is free of unhealthy chemicals. This applies to products such as fabrics, sewing thread, zippers, etc. Read more here Oeko-tex