Schijvens and its production partners during the Corona crisis
Because Schijvens works with a permanent loyal partner group, she has close contact with them and has consulted with them about the status in the factories, the needs, the challenges and the solutions. She asked all her production partners to complete a questionnaire and then had a face-to-face discussion about this.
In any case, Schijvens has not taken any unilateral measures, has not negotiated discounts under the threat of cancellation of orders, and certainly has not canceled any orders.
Schijvens has paid all its already produced orders in accordance with agreements made for that purpose. Schijvens has already paid all expenses that a producer has already had to make for the purchase of materials and labor if ordered items have already been taken into production. Schijvens has paid all down payments requested by the production partners.
Schijvens endorses the content of the ILO Global Call and the MSI statement.
See below how the safety & health measures have been implemented
COVID-19: Action in the Global Garment Industry
COVID-19: Action in the Global Garment Industry aims to catalyse action from across the global garment industry to support manufacturers to survive the economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and to protect garment workers’ income, health and employment. This global action also calls for work on sustainable systems of social protection for a more just and resilient garment industry.
The main associations International Labor Organisation, International Employers Organisation and International Trade Union Confederation have started an initiative regarding the massive adverse impact the Covid-16 pandemic has on the international supply situation especially in the textile sector.
For more information: https://www.ilo.org/global/topics/coronavirus/sectoral/WCMS_742343/lang–en/index.htm