Forma Leather: "The advice and support given were essential for us to be able to move forward"
Your advisory service was extremely informative and helpful. The advice and support given was essential for us to be able to move forward. The Ethical and Social Compliance and Health & Safety measures appeared daunting at first, but now we look forward to our first audit with the skills, knowledge and confidence given by your team.
Forma Leather Ltd, London
Stitchland UK: "Thank you for your advice and for great job; we achieved a perfect audit report"
We have had our [SMETA ethical] audit which was done by Bureau Veritas - all went fine. The auditor was very satisfied and was impressed to see that we had no non-compliances at all. The only non-conformance noted was the landlord's responsibility. I would like to thank you for all your advice and for the great job; we look forward to working with you soon on our expansion plan.
Stitchland UK, London
Palmal Garments: "UpSkill makes compliance knowledge much more accessible"
"GreenGrade’s UpSkill helped our management understand the critical issues facing us every day with respect to ethical and social compliance. We realised that this knowledge must be shared not only by the designated compliance officer, but also by the entire production team. The system’s online delivery meant that we did not lose precious production time. It allowed us to engage with the learning process at our own convenience. At times we accessed the platform through our mobile phones, while on the move, which provided an additional learning flexibility. The learning material is presented in the local language, which proved to be very helpful to staff members whose English was not strong; the online resource centre offers a collection of insightful documents. UpSkill brings compliance knowledge closer to those who need it most".
General Manager (Admin, Compliance & Sustainability)
Palmal Group of Industries, Dhaka
EMA Textiles: "GreenGrade have greatly improved the visibility, understanding and standards in our factories"
"We have been working with GreenGrade for 2 years. In that time, GreenGrade have greatly improved the visibility, understanding and standards in our factories. With the expertise and the regular reports GreenGrade provide, we can be sure that our factories meet the required safety and ethical standards."
Stuart Peters: "GreenGrade provides us a greater visibility into our supplier base"
The main benefit that GreenGrade adds to our business is a greater visibility into our supply base and faster problem solving. We receive weekly reports which highlight the main issues with our factories and this helps us with our forward planning.
Stuart Peters Ltd
Mark H: "GreenGrade has taken a huge pressure off our production team"
GreenGrade’s team is comprised of qualified compliance experts with a proven track record of resolving ethical issues with factories. We appointed GreenGrade to liaise with our Bangladeshi factory base on all ethical matters, and to advise on the compliance requirements of a new factory.
Mark H Ltd
Top UK Chain: "We applaud your efforts to restore the safety standards at one of our factories in Bangladesh"
We were delighted with the work that has been undertaken by your team, which resulted in the implementation of essential fire safety improvements at one of our suppliers' factories in Bangladesh.
Global Compliance Manager
UK retail chain
Shezad Group of Industries: "GreenGrade is 100% committed, solution focused and result oriented"
Since launching in 1994, the Shezad Group of industries have become one of the leading sweater manufacturers in Bangladesh. In 2011 the management identified an opportunity to significantly expand the sales of our main sweater factory, by exporting our garments to top UK retail chains through a major vendor.
However, in order to meet the strict ethical requirements of new customers, we realised that our in-house compliance practices needed to be checked and updated. Shezad Industries has therefore engaged GreenGrade's services to support a review of our company's code of conduct and to improve the knowledge and skill set of our compliance team.
Deputy Managing Director
Shezad Group of Industries