Own offices in production countries
Corporate social responsibility efforts and the requirements for responsible working conditions for Bik Bok’s suppliers have escalated since Varner established its ethical guidelines in 2003.
Varner established its own production offices in the biggest production countries – India, Turkey, Bangladesh and China – between 2002 and 2014. Maintaining a continuous presence and local knowledge of the community, the markets and the language are essential if the company is to follow up production responsibly. Local Varner employees work on production on a daily basis, and the offices follow up on suppliers in Europe, Pakistan and South-East Asia.
“At present, local offices employing 100 dedicated Varner staff who work with corporate social responsibility and working conditions are distributed around the markets where our suppliers have their factories. Functions working with the climate, the environment, production safety and durable, sustainable products are also in place at these local offices.”
All products in the Bik Bok online store are marked to indicate which factory manufactured them. View all first and second tier factories with which Varner has partnerships at the Open Apparel Registry.
A map is also presented here: Open Apparel Registry
Would you like to know more about Varner’s work with clothing production, sustainability and the environment? In the Varner Sustainability Report 2022, the Varner Sustainability Report 2021 and the Varner Sustainability Report 2020 you will everything you need to know, and a bit more.
You can also send an email directly to [email protected] if there’s anything else you’d like to know about how we work with sustainability.