Understanding we have a responsibility to everyone who contributes to making our clothing, we ensure that they work in fair conditions for a fair wage and in an ethical and sustainable manner. Our code of conduct is a shared commitment between us and our partner suppliers and factories and is a set of standards that we live by.
We only work with reputable manufacturers who have a clear ethical and social policy with relevant and recognised certifications that are in line with our own ethos and Code of Conduct.
We only work with mills that have a suitable and effective Effluent treatment Plant (ETP) to ensure that the water used in the wet processing/ dyeing stages of our production is safe to be put back into the environment.
In order to ensure that our garments are kind to skin and with no potentially harmful dyes or chemicals used during manufacture, we insist that all our fabrics and garments are certified according to Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® (Class 1).
We ensure that we know where the organic cotton used in the manufacture of all Mantis World garments comes from and, in keeping with our ethical policy regarding the use of child or forced labour, continue our pledge not to use cotton from Uzbekistan.
Our Social Responsibility Requirements:
- No child labour
- No forced labour
- No physical disciplinary measures
- No discrimination of any kind
- Fair wages, reasonable working hours and overtime pay in accordance with local legislation
- Freedom of association and rights to collective bargaining
- Paid Maternity leave
- A clean, healthy and safe work environment
- On-site health clinics or a first-aid centre
- A policy of social accountability
- Anti-Bribery policy
- Anti-Corruption policy
Protection and preservation of the local environment including:
- Consideration of scarce resources
- Careful waste management
- Policy to reduce, reuse and recycle
- Effluent Treatment Plants to ensure clean water is returned to local water systems.
Every country is different and each of our manufacturing partners provides different benefits depending on local needs. These can range from:
- Free or subsidised meals
- Free standard medication and health education
- On-site childcare facilities
- Food assistance for employees’ families
- Support of local community groups.