At LAURIE we take responsibility.
In a globalised textile industry, your clothes are on a long journey of creation before they become part of your wardrobe. It is our responsibility to ensure that this journey is fair and responsible. For everyone involved. LAURIE is therefore a member of the amfori Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI), an international association that originated from the Foreign Trade Association. The amfori BSCI was set up to promote social and economic growth and prosperity throughout the supply chain, and in 2003 the organisation launched the amfori BSCI Code of Conduct.
The Amfori BSCI Code of Conduct contains 11 principles for ethical and socially responsible business conduct, which LAURIE always navigates by. At its core, it's about human rights - and just as we refuse to compromise on the quality of your trousers, we refuse to compromise on the quality of life of the people who help make them.
On this page you will find a brief presentation of LAURIE's position on child labour, animal welfare and anti-corruption, as well as a little more about the amfori BSCI Code of Conduct. If you are curious about more information, you can click below each section for a fuller picture of what we stand for and how we act. So everyone involved is met with respect before you meet your pants.
LAURIE does not tolerate child labour or forced labour. It is an absolute requirement of LAURIE that our manufacturers and suppliers comply with the international standards set by the International Labour Organization.
Our policy on child labour and forced labour is also reflected in our use of the amfori BSCI Code of Conduct, to which we are extremely zealous. For example, we require our partners to have effective monitoring procedures, use third-party auditors and conduct amfori BSCI audits.
We have a long tradition of loving natural materials at LAURIE. While animal-derived materials never make up the majority of our collections, you'll find styles incorporating wool every season. On the one hand, we consider wool to be a quality material with a long lifespan, and on the other, wool is both biodegradable and renewable, making it a highly sustainable material.
Whether we use lambswool, alpaca, cashmere or mohair, we require our suppliers to document both their animal welfare policy and the origin of the wool. Whenever LAURIE uses materials derived from animals, it is important for us to ensure that the animals have been treated with dignity and respect based on the World Organization for Animal Health's "Five Freedoms":
❊ Freedom from hunger, malnutrition and thirst
❊ Freedom from fear and distress
❊ Freedom from heat stroke or physical discomfort
❊ Freedom from pain, injury and illness
❊ Freedom to express normal behaviours
At LAURIE, there is zero tolerance for bribery and corruption. Wherever we are in the supply chain, we strive to ensure compliance with national legislation.
As a member of amfori BSCI, our anti-corruption policy mirrors the amfori BSCI Code of Conduct. We expect our business partners to respect our policy in this area - and to operate to similar standards within their own business operations.
Trust is one of LAURIE's most ingrained values, and we always strive for the absolute highest level of integrity - both at our headquarters in Skødstrup and at our manufacturers and suppliers in Portugal and Turkey, which we visit regularly. Here we experience the working environment first-hand, we see the garments being made with our own eyes, and we forge an ever-stronger bond of trust with the people who make our designs a reality before the trousers are ready to become yours.
Code of Conduct.
amfori BSCI Code of Conduct has its origins in international conventions such as The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, The Children's Rights and Business Principles, UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights, OECD Guidelines, UN Global Compact and International Labour Organization (ILO) Conventions and Recommendations.
All of these conventions focus on improving conditions throughout the supply chain. LAURIE and any other company that is a member of the amfori BSCI and thus adheres to their Code of Conduct, commits to follow the 11 principles of the Code:
• The Right of Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
• Fair remuneration
• Occupational Health and Safety
• Special Protection for young workers
• No bonded labour
• Ethical business behaviour
• No discrimination
• Decent working hours
• No child labour
• No precarious employment
• Protection of the environment