INDITEX APPROVAL AND AUDIT
Inditex, one of the world´s largest fashion distributors, started its fashion adventure in a small workshop in 1963. The company, which has incorporated very important companies to date, is one of the largest retail sales companies in the world. 8 brands added to its structure; They can be listed as Zara, Pull & Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home and Uterqüe.
As one of the many fashion retailers in the world, Inditex sells in 202 markets with its online platform or over 7000 stores in 96 markets. All of the company´s suppliers and manufacturers must comply with the strict requirements set out in the Code of Conduct for Manufacturers and Suppliers, a cornerstone of its commitment to sustainability since 2001. These rules set out specific standards for responsible management that prioritize the protection of human rights and the recognition of international employment contracts. The corporate culture of INDITEX is generally based on respect for human and business rights. The rules created within this framework define the minimum ethical and responsible behavior standards that must be met by the manufacturer and suppliers of the company.
Inditex Certificate, also known as Zara Inditex Certificate; It is the document or documents owned by the company that has successfully completed Inditex audits. This document or documents may consist of documents showing the results of the audit or the documents given by the audit firm. Inditex fashion community includes 8 big companies. Companies that have successfully completed Inditex audits and obtained the necessary approval can manufacture for these 8 brands.
Inditex audit certification can be done directly by Inditex´s designated persons or by third-party companies.
INDITEX audits are established in accordance with Occupational Safety Regulations like all other social compliance audits. The main topics of INDITEX´s code of conduct are as follows:
No forced labor
Not employing child labor
Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
No harsh or inhumane treatment
Safe and Hygienic working conditions
Regular wage payments
Regular working hours
Traceability of production
Occupational Health and Safety of Products
Not compromising the principle of confidentiality of information
Creating environmental awareness.
Matters to be Considered in the INDITEX Certificate Audit Process:
Under no circumstances should a person or persons younger than 16 years of age be employed in the enterprise,
Foreign nationals who do not have a residence and work permit should not be employed,
None of the personnel working in the enterprise should be paid below the minimum wage,
Under no circumstances should there be any SSI or tax debts in the business,
The business should not release any Inditex product to a business that does not have Inditex approval for any process.
“Our aim is to provide the necessary training or information services to the companies that will enter the INDITEX Audit, to create the necessary documentation, to prepare for the audits, to provide the necessary documentation assistance and to inform the personnel and employees about this issue. You can contact us to get support and detailed information on this issue.”