Our responsibility

Here at VINGA of Sweden, quality is more than just a good product, attractive packaging and the joy we hope our users will experience when they receive a product from us.
Quality work for us is as much about ensuring that the workers in the factories where our products are manufactured, work under safe, fair, legal and humane conditions. We are constantly searching for new, environmentally friendly materials, more energy-efficient production methods and opportunities to improve our world through our daily work. Through our CSR work, we work towards minimizing any negative effects from our activities and maximizing the positive effects. Our long-term goal for the future is to only create positive effects on the environment and in our social interactions.

For example, Vinga has joined the BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative), which is a European business collaboration for companies who wish to improve working conditions in the global supply chain. BSCI unites over 1,300 companies around a common code of conduct and it utilises a development-oriented system to help them to work to achieve an ethical supply chain. The basis for the system is the common code of conduct that all members have undertaken to implement in their supply chain.


Vingas Code of Conduct | Summary of Code of Conduct

BSCI

BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) is a European business collaboration for companies who wish to improve working conditions in the global supply chain. BSCI unites over 1,300 companies around a common code of conduct and it utilises a development-oriented system to help them to work to achieve an ethical supply chain. The basis for the system is the common code of conduct that all members have undertaken to implement in their supply chain. External firms of auditors and our own inspectors evaluate the factories to see how well they meet the requirements of the common code of conduct. The code of conduct is based on the UN Declaration of Human Rights, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the core conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

www.bsci-intl.org

Sammarbeten & Certifieringar

ISO 9001 - Vinga of Sweden

ISO 9001

A quality system according to ISO 9001:2008 is a tool for companies wishing to engage in effective and structured quality-assurance efforts. The ISO 9001 requirements are addressed to all companies, regardless of their size or business focus. The purpose of a quality management system is to establish guidelines for the company's quality work so that they actively strive to make continuous improvements and ensure the quality of their services and products.

ISO 14001 - Vinga of Sweden

ISO 14001

An environmental management system helps us to systematically work with our
organization's impact on the environment and to find cost-effective alternatives. This helps to make our business both environmentally friendly and more profitable. The organisation can use the international standard for environmental management systems, ISO 14001, to identify and systematically reduce its impact on the environment. The standard provides support for efforts to develop working approaches in the field, for example to reduce the use of energy and raw materials, waste and other emissions.

Ökotex Standard 100

ÖKO-tex 100 

OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is an independent testing and certification system for textile raw-
intermediate and end products at all stages of textile production. Examples of products that can be certified include raw and coloured/processed yarns, raw and coloured/processed fabrics and knitting goods, ready-made clothing articles (clothing of all kinds, home and domestic textiles, bed linen, terry goods, textile toys and much more).

 

FTI - REPA

Since the government introduced producer responsibility for packaging and packaging materials in 1994. Producer responsibility means that the producers of a commodity have an environmental responsibility. The producers are required to deal with the products, even after the consumer has finished using it. Individual companies are invited to join the REPA. By paying packaging charges to REPA, the companies fulfill their responsibilities as producers. In this way, the materials companies assume the responsibility. The fees are used to finance the operation of recycling centres, where consumers can deliver their packaging for recycling.

ISO 9001 - Vinga of Sweden

GOTS

GOTS stands for Global Organic Textile Standard and is an international eco-label
for natural fibre. The standard regulates restrictions on the use of hazardous substances and emissions throughout

the entire production chain (supply chain). Certification requires that the fibres are organically grown in accordance with EU Directives and meticulous inspections are performed throughout the process. Full account of the environment is taken at all stages of production. With this certification, the suppliers guarantee that the products are produced from at least 70-100% organic materials and the production process is carried out responsibly, from both an environmental and social perspective.
Inspection and monitoring of the requirements is performed once a year by an independent party. We are constantly working to increase the amount of our textile products that bear the GOTS label.

www.global-standard.org

FAITRADE

 

When you as a consumer choose products that bear the Fairtrade label, you are helping farmers and workers to improve their economic conditions through criteria for higher wages and a minimum price which exceeds the cost of production. This, together with long-term trade agreements, provides security for all those who do not have such large margins to live on. In addition to the higher payment, growers also receive an extra premium. It is used to develop the local community socially and economically, for example, by providing a new school, new housing, healthcare, or investments in agriculture. The decision of how the premium should be used is taken jointly by the growers. Fair-trade is not just about obtaining better economic conditions. The criteria also promote democracy, the right to organize and environmental considerations in production. Child labour and discrimination are counteracted.

www.fairtrade.se