As one of Europe’s largest privately owned manufacturers of workwear, it is important that MASCOT take its social responsibility seriously.
Besides focusing on social responsibility at the headquarters west of Silkeborg, Denmark, MASCOT also focuses on fulfilling its ethical, social and environmental responsibility around the world, including our production facilities in Vietnam and Laos, both of which are SA8000 certified.
It is an auditable certification standard based on international workplace norms of International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. It characterises companies that focus on the employees’ rights and wellbeing. A company that has received the SA8000 certificate guarantees to the outside world and its own employees that the company is a safe place to work and offers good working conditions adjusted to local conditions.
SA8000 certification is important to MASCOT as we are able to publicly document the safe and secure working conditions that we have at our factories in Vietnam and Laos. A safe working environment and good conditions help to increase morale, which in turn creates reliable cooperation agreements with subcontractors and an improved communication between the manager and the individual employee.
Companies that achieve SA8000 have, for example:
With the SA8000 certification, the company declares that it wants to abolish child labour. MASCOT wants to ensure the development of its employees and help them to maintain a decent standard of living. The SA8000 certification of MASCOT’s factories in Vietnam and Laos documents the safe and secure working conditions to our business partners and customers.
SA8000 certification not only ensures that the company follows the established ethical and social guidelines, but also prioritises that the company holds their subcontractors to the same standard. With the SA8000 certification the company is obligated to also control its subcontractors with regards to their ethical, social and environmental responsibility. MASCOT conducts regular checks and inspections on the basis of MASCOT's manual, and subcontractors are audited in accordance with the rules. With the SA8000 certification, MASCOT declares that a good working environment, no child labour, equal rights and a decent pay and working conditions are of great importance to the company.
Vietnam - SA8000 PDF
Laos - SA8000 PDF