FAVOURING SECURE AND INTEGRATED PRODUCTION
COMMITMENT N°3 - SOCIAL AND WORKING CONDITIONS
Quality controls, social audits, a code of ethics and support for suppliers are the driving forces of responsible production.
All CEPOVETT garment sites comply with the principles of the Global Compact, including employee working conditions, child labour laws, environmental protection and the fight against corruption. CEPOVETT consults with its stakeholders within the scope of carrying out all the necessary risk assessment checks for all of its plants. CSR performance is a contributing factor in the evaluation of our suppliers.
Post-Covid Euromed short supply chains
The pandemic caused a host of health, economic and social difficulties.
In this post-Covid period, we are becoming increasingly aware of the pitfalls of globalization and the limits of long-distance sourcing and procurement. The global supply chain was severely disrupted as Chinese ports came to a standstill and maritime freight prices soared (container prices increased sevenfold over a year). The issue of relocating production is more prevalent in the textile industry than anywhere else as it is essential to manufacture products as close as possible to consumers, in Europe and in the Maghreb. Favouring European weavers is virtuous for the carbon footprint as well as for the economy. CEPOVETT, committed to this course of action for years now, has been bolstered in its choice to rely on local sourcing. As such, the Group reviewed its sourcing by striking a balance between longdistance manufacturing and Euromed short supply chains, optimizing its production costs, its manufacturing leadtimes and its carbon footprint.
"This laboratory, hosted on our Villefranche/ Saône premises and testing the compliance and performance of our textiles, is a high-performing, state-of-the-art tool, intended to deliver more proactiveness in order to address our customers' and regulation evermore demanding technical and safety requirements effectively."
"In the design office we work together, as specialists, to provide technical know-how, experience in assembling and choosing materials, in compliance with changing regulatory requirements. This unusual period has enabled us to move beyond the technical limits of our profession".
"It is much easier to manufacture a cloth mask than make a pilot shirt or assemble an item of workwear, which require millimetric precision. The challenge is first and foremost to show solidarity in order to support the medical teams, local authorities and our staff in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic spreading across Africa."
"The close cooperation between CEPOVETT Group-Epsilon and W.L. Gore & Associates, which owns the GORE-TEX brand, allows us to develop and certify Epsilon Madagascar for the manufacture of protective clothing. The technical products are manufactured to meet the most complex needs and highest expectations of professionals in the field."
“Completion of a prototype is a key project milestone in occupational clothing production. The experience and expertise of our technical teams ensure that we can optimise workshop output in the shortest time. We are the guarantors of the whole industrialisation process thanks to our close partnerships with manufacturers, who are involved right from the start of a project and throughout the prototype development process until delivery.”
OUR CSR ACTIONS
COMMITMENTS & PROJECTS
- 3 May 2022
- 12 May 2021
- 24 May 2019
- 14 February 2019
A CSR POLICY
THAT SERVES OUR COMPANY'S OVERALL PERFORMANCE
For many years, CEPOVETT Group has placed sustainable development at the heart of its business strategy, operational processes and systems, underlining a commitment to socially and economically responsible occupational clothing.
Low-scale serial production with local sourcing
Deployment of a production line in Madagascar
The project factory
Cepovett FatLab programme