Clas Ohlson wins international award

At the Sedex annual conference in London Clas Ohlson was acknowledged for its work together with QuizRR.

QuizRR carries out training in areas such as employee rights, health and safety amongst its Chinese suppliers. These training measures were nominated "Best new programme implemented" at the Sedex Awards.

“We are very proud of this award which I view as an acknowledgement of the new steps we are taking in our sustainability efforts. We have gone from placing demands and verifying the conditions in the factories to working more proactively together with our suppliers, which gives us a better prerequisite to ensure long-term profitability for our business,” says Åsa Portnoff Sundström, Head of Sustainability at Clas Ohlson.

QuizRR is a Swedish company that develops digital training solutions in order to improve working conditions and safety at work for employees in the Asian manufacturing industry. Clas Ohlson was the first company to implement QuizRR's training solutions with its suppliers and the company has supported the development of the tool since 2014.

Sedex is a global membership organisation that works to drive responsible supply chain efforts. Sedex is the home of the world’s largest collaborative platforms for sharing responsible sourcing data on supply chain and other data to improve workers’ rights, health and safety, etc, used by more than 47,000 companies in over 150 countries.

In total, over 9,000 training courses have been carried out so far within the programme in 26 different Chinese factories. More than 4,000 factory workers have had training concerning their rights and responsibilities regarding workplace polices, fire and building safety, health and safety and workplace dialogue. 

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