This interactive world map shows where all non-food HEMA products are made. All HEMA products are made in production locations around the globe, whereby HEMA does not have its own factories. Good collaboration is therefore essential. We work with our manufacturers to make high quality products in a responsible way. They have therefore all signed our Code of Conduct.
every link in the supply chain counts
We are committed to making sure that our products are produced sustainably.
Our products are made in many different places, from T-shirts in Asia to cream slices in the Netherlands. Wherever we have production locations, we ensure good working conditions. We are boosting the insight into our production chains and constantly strive for improvements, for example through inspections and by setting up improvement programmes together, by participating in the Bangladesh Accord and the IMVO Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile, and by organising stakeholder meetings.
our own standard
We believe it is important that the factories where our iconic products are made meet a certain standard. That is why we have developed our own standard. We check whether the locations meet our requirements or whether improvements are needed. Our standard emphasises the following seven aspects:
- ✓ supply chain transparency
- ✓ prevent child labour
- ✓ no forced labour
- ✓ healthy and safe working environment
- ✓ fair salary and working hours
- ✓ insurance
- ✓ reduce environmental pollution
amfori BSCI audits
In addition to carrying out its own audits, HEMA has been a member of amfori BSCI since 2003. This is an initiative designed to improve working conditions and environmental standards worldwide by carrying out independent audits at production locations.
insight into the production chain
A chain is not a chain if the links do not connect. In other words, collaboration is also very important in our supply chain. That is why we maintain good contacts with our suppliers and partners in the supply chain, and why we constantly seek new collaborations within the sector.
HEMA believes that sustainable collaboration can only take place if we agree with the choices made by other links in our supply chains. That is why we have agreements about this, which can be found in our company code.
collaborations in the production chain
the Bangladesh Accord
Since 2013, we have been a member of the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh - called the Transition Accord since 2018. The Accord is committed to improving working conditions in Bangladesh through structural improvements in the areas of fire and building safety. The Accord expires in 2021, so we are already looking at how we can continue this alliance in consultation with all stakeholders - brands, trade unions, the industry. By the end of 2020 we had already achieved 96% of the agreed improvement points together!
IMVO Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile
We are part of the steering committee for the IMVO Agreement. This means that together with many other companies, government, trade unions, NGOs and sector organisations, we strive for a sustainable garment and textile industry. In the Agreement we share knowledge and jointly tackle the biggest challenges in terms of living wages and safe working conditions. We thereby make a contribution to the improvement and sustainability of the entire garment and textile industry.