CERTIFICATIONS & TESTING
We work with certifications and testing to ensure working conditions in our supply chain are safe and fair and that our products are responsibly produced and of high quality.
We are deeply committed to social responsibility in our supply chain, and as members of Amfori, we are able to ensure that our key suppliers undergo BSCI audits. Our goal for 2023 is to have 40% of our suppliers classified as ‘Responsible suppliers,’ indicating their dedication to social responsibility through initiatives or certifications such as BSCI, SA 8000, FSC™, or GOTS. These certifications uphold stringent standards for human rights and fair working conditions, aligning with our mission of promoting responsible practices. Where relevant, products are tested before they become part of our collection. This includes lighting, furniture, outdoor pieces, kitchen and children’s products. In order to adhere to REACH regulations, accredited testing agencies, such as the Danish Technological Institute, conduct tests on our products through processes defined by law.
RESPONSIBLE - We use RESPONSIBLE as a tag on our products to signify that a product is either FSC™, GOTS or OSC 100/ Organic blended certified or produced in a recycled material, such as recycled glass, recycled aluminium, recycled paper pulp or PET-yarn made from post-consumer plastic bottles. We are dedicated to, and continuously working on, implementing even more responsible materials and ways of working in our future designs.
We currently work with the following certifications:
GOTS – The Global Organic Textile Standard. Recognised as the world’s leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental and social criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain.
OCS – The Organic Content Standard. Verifies the presence and amount of organic material in a final product, tracking the flow of a raw material from its source to the final product.
FSC™ – The Forest Stewardship Council™ An international, non-profit labelling scheme for wood and paper. In FSC™ forestry, animals and plant life are protected and no more wood is felled than the forest can reproduce, either through natural regeneration or replanting. At the same time, FSC™ ensures that workers’ rights throughout the certified supply chain are respected.
Look for our FSC™ Certified products on our website.
NORDIC SWAN ECOLABEL. – A Nordic Swan Ecolabel candle is a candle meeting specific criteria for environmental performance as well as health aspects, quality and safety.
BSCI - Business Social Compliance Initiative. An industry-driven initiative by AMFORI, which aims to monitor and assess workplace standards across global supply chains. An AMFORI BSCI audit helps us to ensure that all our key suppliers treat their workers legally and ethically.
UN Global Compact
Our Code of Conduct is based on the Ten Guiding Principles of the UN Global Compact. It defines the ethical principles of our business and has been signed by all our partners and suppliers.
The purpose of the principles set out in our Code of Conduct is to protect workers’ health, ensure their safety during production, and ensure an ethical and fair partnership for everybody.
*Our Code of Conduct is available on fermliving.com