We audit all factories to make sure that the people who work there do so under safe and fair conditions. Factory audits are done before we enter a collaboration with the supplier, and also during our collaboration. 

We believe in continuous improvement and we aim to make a positive impact with our suppliers. We provide trainings to suppliers and internal stakeholders every year, to communicate standards regarding human rights, share insights and trends of upcoming legislation, as well as sharing good examples we find among our suppliers.

Our Code of Conduct provides the foundation for work to monitor and develop our supply chain. It is an integral part of our business and sets out our requirements for human rights, employee rights, the environment, impact on children’s rights, and business ethics.

We have zero tolerance towards corruption.

We work continuously on our social responsibility, including following up on our demands written in our Code of Conduct and our Code of Business Ethics.

Target: 100% of factories free from critical compliance issues (CSR audits). In 2022/23, 99.6 per cent of the factories we use had no critical
deviations. Read more about critical compliance issues on page 93 in our Annual and Sustainability Report 2022/23. 

Children’s rights ambassadors

Clas Ohlson has been working from a children’s rights perspective for many years.

We want to help to ensure a childhood that is free from abuse, and that children get the opportunity to receive an education.

We shall:

  • Strengthen children’s rights, in part through our collaboration with the World Childhood Foundation.
  • Contribute to long-term, sustainable improvements for our suppliers in part through continued collaboration with Sedex.
  • Support the Clas Ohlson Foundation.

Read more about our collaborations and what we do together: Collaborations and memberships.

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