Social responsibility and compliance is paramount to Espersen. “We say what we do and we do what we say” is one of our key values.
We are committed to conducting business in a socially responsible manner that encompasses concerns about labour and human rights issues. This commitment is part of the company’s history and culture, which permeates our entire management team and is applicable to all of our employees. It is also expected of our suppliers and sub-suppliers.
As a member of SEDEX, all our owned sites are SMETA audited or conducted an equivalent customer-specific audit. We require our suppliers based in high-risk countries to conduct third party social audits at site (using SSCI Social and Scheme Management Criteria). We also have an internal process for conducting second party audits of our suppliers’ processing sites.
Our commitment to human rights is reinforced in our Code of Conduct where we confirm that we will not tolerate abuse of human rights within any part of our business or supply chains.