Accreditations

Procurement process

One of the world’s largest and most trusted providers of supplier information, Achilles assist and support the procurement process for industry.

Skanwear are proud to be a UVBD Registered and UVBD Verified organisation in connection with Achilles.

Achilles identify, qualify, evaluate and monitor suppliers on behalf of major organisations worldwide, building and supporting online communities within various industry sectors.

Creating unique and powerful global networks, Achilles deliver services with lasting benefits for buyers and suppliers, including new access to new business opportunities, improving procurement efficiency and reducing supply chain risk.

Skanwear have an on going commitment to ensuring all their processes are as efficient and effective as possible, this is assured by the accredition to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 18001.

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OEKO-TEX® Certification

OEKO-TEX® Standard 1000 is a testing, auditing and certification system for environmentally friendly operations within the textile and clothing industry. An objective assessment of the achieved environmental balance and social acceptability is carried out at the respective site of the company, based upon annually updated criteria. With a view to improving operational environmental performance and working conditions, the criteria assesses compliance with national legislation, adherence to strict guidelines regarding waste water purification and exhaust air emissions and environmentally compatible technologies, chemicals and dyes. The optimised use of energy and materials, proof of a quality management system, workplace hygiene and safety, and satisfaction of social criteria is also assessed.

WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production)

WRAP is a team of global social compliance experts, independently promoting safe and ethical manufacturing around the world through certification and education. The non-profit company holds the principles of generally accepted international workplace standards, local laws and workplace regulations that include human resources management, health and safety, environmental practices and legal or customs compliance. Their management system requires that senior management accept the principles in writing, assign staff to ensure the required practices are completed and use internal audit systems to check compliance. Critical assessment of facilities must be carried out and audited by an independent third party monitoring company.

ISO Certifications

ISO9001 ISO14001 ISO18001

ISO Certifications safeguard the quality of our products and services and the environmental impact of our products and the surroundings they are made in. We are fully certified to ISO 9001 Quality Management, ISO 14001 Environmental Management and ISO 18001 Occupational Health & Safety.