Social compliance

Our company, midocean, participates in the Business Social Compliance Initiative (amfori BSCI). This initiative, which was launched in 2003 by the Foreign Trade Association (amfori: www.amfori.org), was established as a response to increasing business demands for transparent and improved working conditions in global supply chains. It unites more than 2,000 companies from around the world whose activities range from retail to importing to branding. You can find out more about the amfori BSCI at www.amfori.org.

As an amfori BSCI Participant, our company is committed to the values and principles set out in the amfori BSCI Code of Conduct and to meeting, within our sphere of influence, our responsibility to respect human rights In this regard, it remains fundamental to our company’s approach to integrate the amfori BSCI Code of Conduct, when doing business with all partners regardless of where they source in the world. Click here to find out more details


amfori BSCI audit

The amfori BSCI Code of Conduct version 1/2014 took effect on 1 January, 2014, alongside capacity building activities worldwide, which continue to aim at ensuring that the practical implications are fully understood. We hold the principles and values of the amfori BSCI Code of Conduct in high regard and we integrate them as part of our sourcing practices and regard them as a prerequisite for further developing our business relationships.

In short, this means that all our main suppliers will undergo an amfori BSCI audit by an authorized independent audit company. Our goal is to include a growing number of suppliers in the amfori BSCI monitoring scheme, therefore assisting with the annual increase of amfori BSCI-audited suppliers throughout the supply chain.

We know that responsible manufacturing requires a continuous commitment and can never be taken for granted. We have dedicated Social Compliance personnel that are experienced with social compliance and supplier audits. We also benefit from our Hong Kong purchasing office with employees visiting suppliers in their work as merchandisers and Quality engineers. All are familiar with the amfori BSCI Code of Conduct and we work together to ensure it is being implemented as required.

amfori BSCI and SEDEX Smeta 4-Pillar audit at midocean in Poland

midocean takes its role seriously! As a major player in the promotional industry, we take our responsibility seriously. We believe it is very important that our items are produced according to European legislation and regulations, but we also think it is important that the people who make our items can do so in safe conditions.

If we have our partner companies audited, we also want to ensure that our own production location meets all requirements. This means that the audits take place on product level (at our suppliers) and at our own printing location. That is why amfori BSCI and SEDEX carried out an audit in September 2019 - with success - at our print location in Ruda, Poland.
With the recent audit results, midocean demonstrates compliance with all Polish laws and regulations and meets all requirements set by local law! Read more about the audit.
midocean contributes to goal 8 of Sustainable Development Goals. These are seventeen Sustainable Development Goals to make the world a better place in 2030.

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