Social responsibility has always been an important part of our business.
This applies both to the more than 210 dedicated EAST employees we have working in our offices, but also to our indirect employees who work in the factories where the production is taking place.
At our office in China, we put a lot of energy into ensuring that our employees are thriving. Regular training is something we prioritize to meet our employees’ desire to develop personally and professionally.
We encourage a healthy work-life balance, which is why overtime or weekend work must be approved by the management. We have flexible working hours adapted to the individual employee's needs. Our solid efforts are seen in the fact that we have a stable staff, where many have worked with us for many years.
Safe and fair working conditions in the factories are of great importance to us. All Tier 1 factories have received and signed our Supplier Code of Conduct and is being inspected quarterly according to our internal standards by our quality controllers. If there are areas that do not live up to our standards, we follow up every few weeks until the problem is resolved.
Our internal auditing program is based on the international standard BSCI.
Our suppliers undertake to pass on our standards also with regards to the value chain and ensure that our standards are also complied with their sub suppliers. However, this is an area where we want to increase control and therefore work continuously to identify all processes and locations of the entire value chain.
Furthermore, we have a whistleblower system, find it in the bottom of this page.
EAST is a member of Amfori BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) who helps to improve social performance in global supply chains in areas such as:
- Working hours and fair compensation
- Occupational health and safety
- Child labor and protections for younger workers
- Forced/bonded labor and precarious employment
- Freedom of association and collective bargaining
- Ethical business behavior
- Environmental protection