We at ISA-TRAESKO GmbH believe that fairness and honesty are the fundamental pillars of all business relationships. Combining economic success and social responsibility in a sustainable way has always been an essential part of our family business in Northern Germany.
This is why we at ISA-TRAESKO have defined the basic requirements for our suppliers and manufacturing facilities in our own Code of Conduct. However, these basic principles are not intended as maximum standards; but rather as impulses to exceed these basic requirements. Our defined basic principles are based on the Conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the Code of Conduct of the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) and the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Conventions. The standards specified here apply to ISA-TRAESKO GmbH and all direct and indirect business partners. All business partners commit to adhering to and/or ensuring provision of the basic requirements stipulated in this Code of Conduct.
We believe that only trustful, long-term relationships can guarantee the kind of commitment we need to ensure the standard our customers have become accustomed to. This especially applies to the field of social compliance. We believe that certain mindsets and beliefs can only be changed through continuous training and control. This lead to the start of our own ISA-TRAESKO Social Assessment (ISA) at the end of 2015 and our ISA Capacity Building Program in March 2016. The ISA Capacity Building Program is based on our initial assessments and is followed by training sessions and continuous control visits throughout the year and is supported by various third party audits and initiatives.
ISA-TRAESKO follows the principles of the BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) regarding social responsibility. This is a platform for implementing social standards at production centres and ensuring proper working conditions for all employees. This not only includes monitoring basic principles and rights but also further improving all production conditions in the main import markets.
SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) is an online platform where member companies openly disclose information on social and ethical processes and practices. The aim of the platform is to ensure transparency along the entire global supply chain and to thus be better able to assess and minimise risks along this chain.
SA 8000 verifies adherence to social minimum standards at manufacturing companies and is responsible worldwide for the certification of factories, which is carried out by independent certification organisations. The objective is to improve the working conditions of employees (staff, workers and contract workers).