Urban is part of the Norwegian textile group, the Varner Group.
Varner listens to everything its employees and customers have to say, and therefore has drawn up common ethical guidelines for all chains, holds courses for buyers and works closely with its suppliers on ethics-related issues.
Varner’s ethical guidelines clearly describe how we and our suppliers must manage ethical issues, such as terms and conditions of employment in Chinese factories, animal rights and environmental preservation. Agreements signed with our suppliers are binding and are closely monitored. This is a major task, and to ensure that our guidelines are complied with and effective we have joined the Ethical Trading Initiative – the ETI. As a member of ETI we undertake to document that we constantly work on specific measures to ensure that our goods are not produced under unworthy working conditions.
If you would like more information about how the Varner works on ethical trading issues, send us an email at [email protected]