TRADING ETHICALLY AND OPERATING RESPONSIBLY IS A FUNDAMENTAL PART OF OUR BUSINESS STRATEGY
Our main aim is to minimise the impact our operations have on the environment and the natural resources we consume.
We understand that our workforce is integral to achieving our business goals and we are fully committed to ensuring that all our worker's safety, human rights and wellbeing are respected. To achieve this, we have developed a new initiative with clearly defined short and long-term sustainability goals. We call this initiative Portwest Planet.
PORTWEST PLANET BOOKLETDownload
Portwest has signed up to The UK Plastics Pact which will transform the UK packaging sector and help stop plastics polluting the environment. 85% of our garments carry the OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 label, guaranteeing that every component of this product has been tested for harmful substances.
LABOUR AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Portwest’s fully owned factories are certified to the WRAP Gold Standard. WRAP is the worlds largest, independent, factory based compliance programme for responsible production in the sewn product sector.
PORTWEST PLANET SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS
In 2021 Portwest introduced a new eco-friendly range of products. Each of these products has been responsibly sourced and produced in the most environmentally friendly manner achievable.
Portwest is a member of Sedex, one of the world’s leading online platforms for companies to manage and improve working conditions in global supply chains. Our fully owned factories are audited using the Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA).
We have a comprehensive learning and development programme in place and ask for 100% engagement in corporate ethics and anti-corruption and bribery training. IT security is one of our top priorities, we are determined to protect business information for our suppliers, customers and staff.
INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Portwest is a member of the leading safety industry research and technology centres. Our certifications and memberships are available to download below. Portwest safety products are tested and certified to European, US, Australian and New Zealand standards by independent test houses.
|Modern Slavery Statement||Download|
|DHL Go Green Certificate||Download|
|DPD Go Green Certificate||Download|
|Oeko-Tex 100 Certificate||Download|
|Oeko-Tex STeP Certificate||Download|