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RÖHNISCH
SUSTAINABILITY

What is RÖHNISCH SUSTAINABILITY

Röhnisch strives to be a better choice for the active woman. We know that she is well informed and conscious about sustainability. We are working hard to be the first choice for her.

Fluorocarbon free
Fluorocarbon free

Fluorocarbon free

Röhnisch uses a treatment that provides water repellency without releasing harmful fluoro-organic chemicals into nature. The treatment is also free of paraffin and does not stop breathability. All garments in Röhnisch collections are fluorocarbon free.

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Social and environmental responsibility
Social and environmental responsibility

Social and environmental responsibility

To ensure that the people working with our production has fair working conditions and environmental protection, we have a Code of conduct. Scroll down or click on Code of conduct for more info. Röhnisch has entered a long-term cooperation with the organization Hand in Hand with the goal of raising an entire village in India out of poverty. Scroll down or click on Hand in Hand for more info. To make sure that we take care of the environment and the people working for us we have all of our suppliers sign our chemical guide which corresponds with REACH and PoP Biocide regulations. It is very important to us to guide our suppliers into better working ways to reduce water, energy and chemicals in the production process as much as possible. The majority of our fabric suppliers are either OEKO-TEX®or bluesign® certified. Röhnisch is also a member of the SwereaChemical group to ensure that we are always up to date with laws and regulations of chemicals and other environmental related issues for textiles. We feel that it is our responsibility to contribute to a better future. We care about our nature and therefore we have decided to not have any fur in our products and we only use non-mulesing wool. We always try to make lasting designs in good quality to prolong the products life and encourage second use before recycling.

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Clever care
Clever care

Clever care

Röhnisch feels that it is important to think twice when washing your clothes at home to reduce climate impact. Did you know that a machine wash in 30°consumes 30% less power than a wash in 40°? Read more on cleaver cares website to make easy better choices from now on clevercare.info

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our down
our down

our down

In Röhnisch down products we use RDS down. The Responsible Down Standard is an independent, voluntary global standard that ensures that the down and feathers that come from ducks and geese, have been treated well. It also follows the chain from farm to product. Read more on: responsibledown.org Find our down products; Light Down Jacket, Light Down Vest and Light Down Skirt in the webbshop.

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Biodegradable membrane
Biodegradable membrane

Biodegradable membrane

Röhnisch wind and rain products all have a membrane that is biodegradable. A biodegradable membrane means that nature can break it down until it disappears and therefore gives no negative impact on nature. We feel that it is important to use textiles and membranes that affect the environment as little as possible. Find our biodegradable membrane products; Mae Wind Jacket, Mae Wind Half Sleeve, Elvi Rain Jacket, Elvi Rain Pants, Elvi Rain Cap and Elvi Rain Hat in the webshop.

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RECYCLED MATERIAL
RECYCLED MATERIAL

RECYCLED MATERIAL

We love when we get the opportunity to re-use fibers instead of making new ones. Here is an opportunity for you to choose a product made of recycled fibers, which is a better choice to hold back on resource consumption. When using recycled fibers we consume less chemicals, water and energy. Find our recycled products: Dorit Run Racerback, Dorit Run Tee, Dorit Run Long Sleeve, Bodil Tee, Hannah Run Tee, Hannah Run Singlet, Hannah Long Sleeve, Miko Tee, Miko Long Sleeve, Flow Pants, Flow Capri, Flow Shorts, Flow Pant Skirt, Nour Poloshirt, Nour SL Poloshirt, Aya Poloshirt, Aya SL Poloshirt, Ally Poloshirt, Ally SL Poloshirt, Dana Poloshirt, Ji Poloshirt and Ji SL Poloshirt in the webshop

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CODE OF CONDUCT VERSION 2015

Röhnisch Sportswear feels that it is increasingly important for us to take responsibility for all our actions throughout the world. Most importantly we have a responsibility to every person that takes part in the production of our products. We have to make sure that no one who contributes to our success is deprived of his or her human rights, or suffers any harm.

In order to make our position clear to our suppliers we have set up a Code of Conduct. It is a non-negotiable requirement from our side that all of our suppliers and their subcontractors, without exception, must follow this code.

Child labor
Children under the age of 15, or below the legal school age, may not be hired; the higher of these criteria applies. Young workers shall have the opportunity to participate in training or educational programs. Employees under 18 shall not work at night or under hazardous conditions.

Corruption, Extortion, Embezzlement and Bribes
Röhnisch Sportswear is only prepared to do business with companies that use sound and ethical practices.
Corruption, extortion, and embezzlement, in any form, are strictly prohibited and may result in immediate termination as a supplier to Röhnisch and in legal action.
Suppliers may not offer or accept bribes or other means of obtaining undue or improper advantage.

Discrimination
No discrimination is permitted. Employees shall have access to work and training on the same conditions, regardless of gender, age, race, skin color, sexual orientation, political opinions, religion or social identity. Physical harassment and physical oppression are not permitted.

Down and Feathers
Down and feathers must originate from birds aimed for meat production. Down and feathers shall not originate from birds that has been live-plucked or has been subject to force feeding.
Röhnisch chooses to use only Duck Down in its down products and requires a RDS (Responsible down Standard) certificate for all down products.

Endangered or exotic animals
Endangered species appearing on either the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) or the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) lists must not be used.

Environment
The environment is of increasing concern globally and Röhnisch Sportswear expects its suppliers to act responsibly in this respect. This includes measures in order to support a sustainable development such as environmental management systems and information regarding the environmental, health, and safety impacts of activities.

Suppliers must be committed to reduce the environmental impact of their business by adopting best practice principles and continuously seek improved methods to minimize any adverse environmental impact of their operations, including emissions, resource use and waste.
Our suppliers must comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations within the country of operation.

Röhnisch Sportswear is required to comply with the new European Chemicals legislation called REACH that is in force since 1st of June 2007. REACH is an abbreviation for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restrictions of Chemicals. REACH affects all EU-actors that professionally manufacture, import, sell, buy, distribute or use chemicals as such and in articles.

Röhnisch Sportswear require that all our suppliers are prepared for REACH and that you follow updated information on the website of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), http://ECHA.europa.eu that is the European Authority for REACH on behalf of the European Commission.

All of our suppliers must sign the Röhnisch Sportswear’s Reach, PoP, Biocode ver.2014 Contract confirming that no prohibited chemical substances or levels of substances that are listed in the latest Reach, PoP, Biocode 2014 version of the guidance or in additional appendixes will be used in the production.

When the manufacturer has a choice between two chemicals that serve the same purpose, he/she should choose the chemical that is less harmful to the environment.

 Fur
Real fur is not accepted and instead artificial fur made of synthetic fibers should be used.
Sheepskin/fleece is in this context considered as an exception and shall in terms of this policy be considered as leather; please see the section about leather below for further details about requirements

General Rights
Our suppliers shall follow the national law stated in the country from where they act. All applicable laws and legislations, including the ones related to work, health, security and surroundings must be followed.
In accordance with UN’s general declaration regarding human rights, suppliers shall respect workers right to be affiliated with unions and negotiate collectively.
No forced labor of any type is permitted.

Health and safety
The supplier shall provide employees with protective clothing and other safety equipment in accordance with internationally agreed health and safety standards at no expense, should the need arise.

Insurance
The supplier shall ensure that the employees are covered by the relevant state or private insurance schemes, covering disablement, injury and pension.

Employees injured at work as a result of some other cause then negligence or disregard of the safety rules must be compensated for loss of income. In those cases where the injury is fatal, compensation shall be awarded to the family.

Monitoring
All suppliers are obliged to keep Röhnisch Sportswear informed about where each order is being produced. Röhnisch reserves the right to make unannounced visits to all factories producing our goods, at any time. We also reserve the right to allow an independent third party of our choice to make inspections. To ensure compliance with our code of Conduct.

Monitoring and Enforcement
The principle of trust and co-operation Röhnisch Sportswear expects all its suppliers to respect the above Code of conduct and actively do their utmost to achieve our standards.

We trust our own staff to take a high level of responsibility for their work, and we expect from our suppliers that they do the same. We believe in co-operation and we are willing to work with our suppliers to achieve workable solutions in each individual case.

We are willing to take in consideration cultural differences and other factors which may vary from country to country, but we will not compromise on our basic requirements regarding safety and human rights.

Non-compliance
Should we find that a supplier does not comply with our Code of Conduct, we will terminate our business relationship with this supplier, if corrective measures are not taken within an agreed time limit.

If we find repeated violations, we will immediately terminate the co-operation with the suppliers and cancel our existing orders.

We hereby confirm that we have taken part of and fully understand The Röhnisch Sportswear Code of Conduct. We confirm that we have full knowledge of all relevant laws in the countries where we are operating.

We confirm that the requirements in The Röhnisch Sportswear Code of Conduct, are not in any way contradictory to the national law.

We agree to comply with the Röhnisch Sportswear Code of Conduct ver. August. 2015, to take the responsibility, or any independent party appointed by them, has the right to make unannounced inspections at ou factories and subcontractors at any time. We will, without delay, supply Röhnisch with detailed information on the location of all production facilities used for production of goods for Röhnisch Sportswear. We guarantee that no production of goods for Röhnisch Sportswear will take place at anyother location than those Röhnisch Sportswear has been informed of.

Security of employment

The supplier shall endeavor to hire personnel for long periods on the basis of a negotiated written contract. The employer shall apply at least the same period of notice towards the employee as the employee has to the employer.
Female workers should be given their stipulated maternity leave in case of pregnancy, based on national law. Workers taking maternity leave shall be entitled to return to their employment on the same terms and conditions that applied to them prior to taking leave and they shall not be subject to any discrimination, loss of seniority or deduction of wages.

Wages
Wages must be paid directly to the employee on the agreed date and in full. All information about the wage shall be available to the employees in a manner that is easy to understand. The wage shall be above the legal minimum wage and be more than sufficient to cover basic needs.

Wool
The origin of the wool must not be sheep that have been subject to mulesing or farms that practice mulesing. Acceptable ways to prevent this include, but are not limited to, reception of a valid certificate declaring “Non-Mulesed” or “Ceased-Mulesed” wool.
As far as it is possible to declare, the wool must not originate from sheep that has been plucked or shaved in a manner that has caused the animals to suffer or getting harmed.

The long term objective is to promote and enhance traceability in the supply chain as well as to be able to secure also humane transportation methods. In order to succeed, all parties in the supply chain should be encouraged to strengthen their control of their respective suppliers to enhance the dialogue in the industry.

Wool, feather, leather and other products from animals
All suppliers to companies subscribing to this policy must adhere to national and international legislation on animal welfare as well as be encouraged to adhere to the Five Freedoms defined by EU Farm Animal Welfare Council/World Organization by Animal Health (OIE). These are:

  • Freedom from hunger and thirst
  • Freedom from discomfort
  • Freedom from pain, injury and disease
  • Freedom to express normal behavior
  • Freedom from fear and distress

In order to promote these practices and enhance the traceability in the supply chains, all suppliers should also be encouraged to place the same demands on their sub-contractors and cooperate to improve the industry dialogue. In addition, some material specific requirements are placed on the suppliers:

Working environment
The supplier shall available a sound and safe working environment. Good lightening, heat and ventilation should be adequate for the proposed work assignments under all times of the working hours.
The workers shall have access to clean drinking water at all times. The number of toilets shall be sufficient for the numbers of workers working in the plant.

Working hours
The working hours shall follow national legislation. Overtime shall be voluntary and shall be paid for with extra compensation or according to the legal minimum level. National legislation regarding paid leave must be respected. Employees shall have at least 24 hours of uninterrupted time off each week.

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What is hand in hand initiative?

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Hand in Hand’s vision is a world without poverty and child labour. That’s why we at Röhnisch have entered into a long-term collaboration with Hand in Hand to fight poverty through women’s entrepreneurship.

People residing in rural India often live in dire poverty. Opportunities to earn a living are few and children are often forced to work to help feed the family. Together with you, we want to lift an entire village out of poverty.

In India, Hand in Hand’s programme aims at improving living conditions for the poor and vulnerable through their unique job creation model for helping people help themselves. By means of education in entrepreneurship, business training and microfinance, they help women start small family businesses. In this way, they are able to improve living conditions for themselves and their families.

With your help, and that of all our partners, we will be collecting SEK 350,000 to assist Hand in Hand lift an entire village (around 1,500 people) out of poverty. Together we can work wonders.

Core elements of Hand in Hand’s village programme:

Village women receive education in entrepreneurship,
business training and access to microfinance

The children are to attend school

Healthcare

Environmental protection

Education in democratic rights and IT

If you want to know more, we’ll be hosting talks from Hand in Hand in our concept store and organising training events. All the money we collect will go in its entirety towards the Röhnisch village in India. To succeed, we need your help; we will do this together. After all, together we are stronger!

About Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand’s vision is a world without poverty and child labour. In India they work with a specific village programme which aims at improving living conditions for vulnerable people through their unique job creation model for helping people help themselves. People residing in rural India often live in dire poverty. Opportunities to earn a living are few and children are often forced to work to help feed the family, thereby missing out on going to school. Women are often discriminated against and many people suffer from poor health. By financing a village programme, we make it possible to lift an entire village out of poverty!

Hand in Hand was founded in Sweden by a pair of teachers who wanted to eradicate child labour in India. They realised that the real problem was parents being without work and income and that that was why children were forced to help feed the family.

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TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER!

We want to thank our garment supplier from asia for the generous donation! Together we  fight poverty through women’s entrepreneurship.


12 December, 2016

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