Ethical Trading Policy

Logo International supports the aspirations of the Ethical Trading Initiative.

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Logo International supports the aspirations of the Ethical Trading Initiative. As a company we believe in paying fair prices to our suppliers. We believe our objective should be to raise living standards and working conditions for workers in under developed countries whilst also taking steps to minimize the environmental impact of our activities. Garment production is mainly placed with a large vertical manufacturing unit in Bangladesh, which has ISO9001 and ISO14001 accreditation. We have worked with the management for 13 years to establish and implement a code of practice and we are proud to be associated with this unit. Alan our Managing Director was honoured with the task of officially opening the factory, back in 2002. Click here for the full story.

We also work closely with 2 factories in China, who specialise in producing our work wear garments. Logo staff have visited both of these factories a number of times and we have established strong working relationships there, and both have the ISO9001 accreditation. For non-garment production in China we have regular contact with factories through our representative and we also conduct independent factory audits through Intertek Testing Services.

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carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions (GGE)

Our clients are inevitably concerned how their projects with us impact on the environment, particularly In terms of GGE and the total emissions associated with a particular product or project (carbon footprint). The size of the footprint lies partly in the decisions made by our clients and partly in the commercial choices made and encouraged by Logo International. If required we will indicate at the beginning of a project how the footprint can be reduced and what impact this will have on price and lead-time.

Measures may include:

Choosing a factory carefully. Our Bangladesh unit produces power from natural gas which has very low GGE compared to coal and diesel energy sources. Also Bangladesh has one of the lowest GGE per capita in the industrialized world.

Avoid using airfreight and transport by sea — this means clients need to think further ahead and make decisions earlier

Logo International staff travel less to the Far East and appoint representatives in various countries to supervise production and sort out problems

Encourage factories to use local raw materials instead of using freight to bring in materials. For example using local yarn for garments instead of importing.

Minimise packaging

Consider organic/non organic issues. A recent government funded report indicates there is a bigger carbon impact producing organic products. Purchasers of these products must make their own choice and balance carbon impact against environmental pollution from fertilizers

All cartons we use for dispatch of UK goods are recycled