Supply chain and products
Social audits relating to own imports by MGB Hong Kong
Status of BSCI audits of active suppliers for own imports by MGB Hong Kong from countries defined as risk areas by the BSCI. Active suppliers are defined as those who provided METRO GROUP with clothing, shoes, toys and hardware for the EU market as of 31 December of the year under review and generated actual sales as of this date. Suppliers who have passed the audit can demonstrate their successful compliance with the BSCI standard by presenting a certificate awarded by an independent third party. Alternatively, suppliers may produce a certificate issued by an independent third party attesting to successful compliance with an equivalent social standard system.
The audit is performed every 3 years. During this period the extent to which the standard requirements are fulfilled may fluctuate. For that reason future monitoring intervals will be shorter and we will provide regular training for our manufacturers as part of the ILO SCORE (Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises) project.