Sustainable Activities of REWE Far East
REWE Group has set high standards for its German retail brands. These form the basis of REWE Far East’s purchasing activities in Asia.
However, not only product quality but also working conditions in the factories are an integral part of the sourcing strategy.
Social Standards and Working Conditions in the Supply Chain
REWE Group expects its suppliers to comply with the principles and values which are reflected in international conventions such as the ILO Conventions, the United Nations Universal Declaration on Human Rights and the UN Global Compact. These ideals are documented in the REWE Group “Guidelines for sustainable Business Practices“ which were released in 2011.
In 2008, REWE Group joined the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI), whose code of conduct is also based on the most relevant international conventions. Being an active participant of BSCI, the REWE Group supports and applies a common approach used among various industries, which focuses on improving working conditions in the supply chain.
This initiative reflects the company’s long-term focus on offering products which are produced under sustainable social conditions. Apart from BSCI, REWE Far East further supports other organizations and systems which enable the implementation of social compliance in the supply chain, such as SA8000 and – in individual cases – systems and standards like ICTI.
REWE Far East strongly shares REWE Group’s primary concern of securing adequate social working conditions. As all products sourced by REWE Far East are produced in developing countries, the implementation of the BSCI code of conduct is of great importance for REWE Far East.