Page 4: Implementing the Code
Having created a Code of Conduct, C&A has had to put it into practice. A detailed communications exercise makes sure that each supplier fully understands the Code and signs an agreement to abide by its regulations. This Code is routinely monitored and audited as part of the day-to-day management process. This involves unannounced on-site inspections and a requirement of detailed record keeping of employment conditions.
Therefore, when C&A suspects that one of its suppliers (or a third party) may be in breach of the agreed Code of Conduct, an unannounced visit takes place and, where the regulations have been violated, this fact is immediately reported to C&A’s Sourcing Department. Depending on the seriousness of the violation, action, which can result in the cancellation of existing merchandise orders and future contracts, may take place.