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Jack Wolfskin undergoes first Fair Wear Foundation MSA
Sep '11
A year after Jack Wolfskin joined the Fair Wear Foundation, the FWF conducted its first management system audit (MSA) in June 2011 and published the results. The MSA looks at the processes of FWF member companies on a yearly basis and, after just one year, Jack Wolfskin had fulfilled all the membership requirements that an FWF member is expected to fulfil after three years.

The results of Jack Wolfskin's first management system audit have been available on the FWF and Jack Wolfskin websites since July 2011. During the audit, FWF employees take a closer look at the company's existing CSR programmes and activities in order to ensure that the member company in question fulfils the foundation's requirements.

When conducting the audit, FWF employees not only examine existing process and auditing documentation as well as databases, but interview company employees across a range of departments too. The MSA also takes a look at the manufacturers and, if necessary, compiles lists of requirements and business recommendations in order to support companies as they set new goals and make internal improvements.

Jack Wolfskin is the leading provider of functional outdoor clothing, footwear and equipment in Europe and the largest franchisor in the German specialist sports retail market. Jack Wolfskin products are currently available in more than 400 franchise stores and at 4,000 points of sale across Europe and Asia. Jack Wolfskin products feature a high degree of functionality, user-friendliness and innovation.

In recent years, Jack Wolfskin has successfully introduced numerous material and product innovations and holds several patents for technologies in the areas of clothing, rucksacks and tents. In the 2009 calendar year, the Company recorded sales revenues of €304.2 million in Europe, up 21 percent on the previous year. Jack Wolfskin GmbH & Co. KGaA is headquartered in Idstein im Taunus and employs more than 460 people.

Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) is an independent, non-profit organisation that works with companies and factories to improve labour conditions for garment and textile workers. The more than 60 member companies represent around 100 brands, and are based in six European nations. Production is monitored in 15 countries in Asia, Europe and Africa.

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