Luhta Sportswear Company conducts its operations in a socially responsible manner. The importance of operating responsibly is emphasized as operations continuously become more international and networked. Luhta Sportswear Company complies with laws and international norms and is committed to continuous improvement of its social responsibility program.
Monitoring social responsibility
The manufacturing focus of Luhta Sportswear Company’s products has moved towards Asia and to China in particular. Luhta Sportswear Company’s subsidiary in China finds suitable collaboration partners for the company and negotiates production agreements. Luhta Sportswear Company requires all of its subcontractors to comply with agreed operating principles and supports subcontractors in their social responsibility efforts. Luhta Sportswear Company is also a participant in the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI), one of the world’s most recognized social responsibility programs. The BSCI works to promote safe, healthy and ethically acceptable production conditions around the world. The program includes audits of subcontractors conducted by independent, BSCI-certified companies, and the BSCI has also established standards to protect the environment.
Luhta Sportswear Company bears responsibility in the risk management of harmful substances through compliance with the REACH regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals.
Luhta Sportswear Company is dedicated to respecting animal rights worldwide. Before engaging in collaboration, in line with the sourcing agreement, all subcontractors and suppliers must commit to the Code of Conduct and the company’s definitive operating principles requiring the ethical treatment of animals. Certificates of origin, which call for the ethical treatment of animals, are always required for furs, down and feathers used in the manufacturing of Luhta Sportswear Company’s products.