Human rights and fair working conditions

Human rights and fair working conditions

cosnova does not operate any of its own factories.

cosnova does not operate any of its own factories.

This makes it all the more important for us to work with trustworthy and reliable suppliers who share our values. Around 90 percent of our products come from European partners.

The basis for all collaboration is the adherence to fair and socially sustainable working conditions. We therefore require all of our suppliers to comply with our Code of Conduct. This is based on the core labor standards of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and is standardized for all business partners and product categories around the world. Basic environmental and animal protection principles are also part of our Code of Conduct.

> Code of Conduct

Social Audit Program:
We listen to the workers on site

Every year, we monitor the compliance with our sustainability standards by certain suppliers in the form of a standardized evaluation. We do this both through visits by our own experienced staff and with the help of the service provider ELEVATE, which specializes in so-called Social Compliance Audits.

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EcoVadis sustainability ranking

In addition to the Social Audit Program, we have been conducting regular sustainability assessments of our suppliers since 2017. The evaluation by EcoVadis is based on a total of 21 criteria in the areas of environment, labor and human rights, fair business practices and sustainable supply chains. The percentage rating of our suppliers provides us with a basis for taking joint steps towards greater sustainability. Of course, we have also had ourselves audited by EcoVadis and are proud of the EcoVadis Gold Medal, which was awarded to us in 2019 for particularly good results. It encourages us to continue to promote social and environmental sustainability and to keep getting better every day.