At Delta Galil we are aware that our operations, across all of our departments and sites, are just one part of a large textile manufacturing chain. We know that our social and environmental impact is much greater than our on-site operations and therefore consider the management of every part of our supply chain to be of utmost importance to our overall environmental responsibility. At Delta Galil we believe that continuous business growth can only be sustained through ethical conduct, so we choose our partners with great care – from joint-venture partners through suppliers and contractors, down to our distributors.
In 2010 Delta Galil began implementing an Environmental Awareness Program. Established with the aim of creating a more environmentally transparent and efficient supply chain, the program helps our suppliers understand the values and principles of a sustainable supply chain. In support of the program we have produced a sustainability guidelines report titled “Dressing a Sustainable Future”. This presents environmental, social and governance issues that should be addressed by our suppliers, and offers different tools to help with their implementation.
The key goal of this program is to ensure sustainability of our supply chain.
In order to achieve our goal, our suppliers were asked to complete yearly questionnaires – these asked about their environmental performance concerning use of raw material, energy consumption and savings, water consumption and recycling, wastewater management, waste and more. In the past suppliers were only asked about environmental issues. In 2013 the questionnaire will be re-written to include social and governance issues. We are also working on a rating system that will help our suppliers measure their performance in comparison to others.
We expect our suppliers
To use the “Dressing a sustainable future” guidelines
To join us in the constant improvement of sustainability performance
To comply with national and international laws and regulation
To report on all activities
To use best management practices
Each of our business partners receives the Delta Code of Ethics and is required to work accordingly, in addition to any applicable legal requirements. We inform our business partners of our expectations and perform on site audits.
We aspire to work only with business partners who share our vision of ethical business conduct and put this approach into practice.