Mango publishes list of tier 3 fabric and fittings suppliers
The Catalan fashion company is committed to transparency in its supply chain. After having released over the last two years the list of its tier 1 and 2 suppliers (related to manufacturing and finishing, and processing, respectively), Mango is meeting its target set at the end of 2021 and has published the complete list of its tier 3 suppliers of fabrics and fittings.
This publication is part of the company's ongoing commitment to transparency and traceability, as part of its new sustainability strategy called "Sustainable Vision 2030", which has led to the elimination of its notorious "Committed" label.
The aim is none other than to "continue with the process of auditing its suppliers and ensuring that adequate working conditions are met" for workers in all the factories with which the company works. By taking this step, Mango has become the first Spanish fashion company to have disclosed the full list of its international suppliers.
At the end of last year, the brand worked with up to 2,400 factories in 33 countries, of which approximately 50% (1,172) are located in close proximity. According to the list, drawn up in accordance with the requirements of the employment and human rights initiative Transparency Pledge Standard, Turkey is the country with the largest number of factories working for Mango, with 663 suppliers.
Meanwhile, China is close behind the Turkish market, with 651 factories, while India takes the bronze medal, with 214 sites. Finally, Spain and Italy round out the top five, with 169 and 150 factories, respectively. In Spain, Mango works with companies such as Textil Santanderina, Tejidos Royo, Belda Llorens and Pyton. Other representative countries for Mango's production are Bangladesh with 132 factories, Morocco (87), Portugal (67), Vietnam (63) and Pakistan (51).
Transparency and social action projects
The complete list can be found on the Spanish company's corporate website and provides information such as the name of each factory, their addresses, number of employees and the type of product they supply.
Commitment to people is also one of the pillars of the new sustainability strategy of the company led by Toni Ruiz. Thus, in the coming years, Mango plans to promote "social action projects and lasting and traceable collaborations" with organizations such as the Vicente Ferrer Foundation, Doctors Without Borders, Spanish Red Cross, Educo and Save The Children.
Faced with the challenge of "generating a positive impact on marginalized groups in countries around the world and contributing to the social and economic development of the countries in which it operates," Mango will also launch training projects to facilitate access to education for children and women in countries such as Bangladesh, India and Pakistan.
Founded in 1984, Mango expects to close 2022 with almost 2,600 points of sale worldwide. Currently operating in 115 markets, the brand recorded a 25% increase in turnover in the first half of the current fiscal year to 1.21 billion euros.
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