Our members

ICS is composed of 43 multinational companies, mainly French, but not limited to, in the sectors of textile, retail, footwear but also electronics and furniture.

Adeo

ADEO is a community of open, interconnected, human-scale companies. This is a community of 105,000 employees who create new ideas and help people all over the world to make their dream of a better home come true.

A sustainable, eco-friendly home, and a living space that combines comfort and aesthetics, fixtures and fitting, DIY, decoration, kitchen, furniture, ADEO covers all areas of home improvement.

Becoming a world leader in home improvement is about being useful to oneself, to others and to the world. Women and men working at ADEO have really taken our mission on board, and are undertaking these human, social and environmental challenges.

One of our commitments is to take pride in our products:
RESPECTING human rights and the planet.
SUPPORTING our suppliers and carrying out systematic social audits.
PROTECTING our resources, firstly timber.
MAKING our products reparable.
Regarding the support of our suppliers, we decided to join ICS in 2014.Since this date the number of social audits realized increased a lot.

Besson Chaussures

With operations in some 70 countries around the world, Vivarte is a leading French ready-to-wear fashion, footwear and leather goods retailer backed by top brands. Buoyed by 2017 revenues of €1.8bn, Vivarte continues to refocus operations based on a three-pronged strategy designed to fulfil latest consumer demand and trends, including out-of-town chain La Halle, town centre footwear chains Minelli, San Marina and CosmoParis and town centre ready-to-wear chain Caroll.

Vivarte and its retail chains are now looking to step up their CSR activities and have decided to join French retailer CSR association ICS from Spring 2017, believing that this move will help the company meet its responsible procurement goals while supporting and urging suppliers to do likewise.

ICS’s diverse and blue-chip members and partners testify to the association’s credibility and clout. A primary decision factor was the possibility to access ICS’s database, swap best practices and correspond with other retailers about CSR activities.

This joint retailer venture will allow us to ramp up our social responsible practices together.

Le BHV

PRESENTATION OF GALERIES LAFAYETTE GROUP

A leading city-centre fashion retailer with proven expertise, the Galeries Lafayette group is a family-run and private group, with 120 years of history in commerce and retail. The Group enjoys international recognition through its iconic brands: Galeries Lafayette, BHV MARAIS, Galeries Lafayette-Royal Quartz Paris, Louis Pion, Guérin Joaillerie, BazarChic and InstantLuxe.com.

In welcoming more than a million visitors each day to its 280 stores and its online shopping websites, the Group is committed to setting the standard as a multi-channel, innovative, ethical and responsible retailer that puts the customer first and is actively engaged in promoting the French “Art of Living”.

A key player committed to creation and a major private employer in France with 14,000 employees, the Group has grounded its identity on sound corporate values of sharing its passion for customers, daring to innovate, growing stronger together and striving for excellence.

Mindful of its responsibilities as a retail and fashion leader, the Galeries Lafayette group pursues a comprehensive sustainable development policy designed to make it a global pacesetter as a French retail leader with an ethical, responsible approach. That goal to become a responsible retailer, part of the circular economy and focused on human values, is implemented through five action plans paired with objectives for 2030 that aim to meet future challenges. Its success is dependent on all stakeholder: clients, employees, brands, partners and suppliers. More information about Galeries Lafayette group CSR strategy can be found on its corporate website: http://www.groupegalerieslafayette.com/

Galeries Lafayette group was a founding member of the ICS, and became a member once more in 2012.

BHV MARAIS

A unique lifestyle concept departement store focusing on multi-specialist and creative fashion, BHV MARAIS offers an innovative range of home, fashion, beauty, design, DIY, leisure and fine food products. Its 160-year-old flagship located on Rue de Rivoli in Paris is designed to serve as a venue for inspiration, making the Marais district all the more attractive and offering its French and international customers nearly 900 brands, ranging from the most accessible to leading-edge.

Bizzbee

Bizzbee was created in 2005. With 66 stores in France, the mixed brand claims a strong identity around the world of teenagers, mixing energy and spontaneity. Fun and quirky, the brand shakes up the rules, appropriates fashion with authenticity. Its style is modern & trendy offering an easy to wear, accessible and unique fashion.

Bizzbee belongs with 6 others brands to the fashion3 ecosystem.

We decided to join ICS to increase our social and environmental approach of our suppliers based with 5 main axis:

– An audit campaign of 100% of our suppliers

– Traceability production line

– Respecting human rights

– Manage the environmental risk

– Develop the internal mobilization

Brice

French ready-to-wear fashion label BRICE has been dressing men with style and panache since 1985.

With more than 200 stores in France, BRICE is the country’s fourth biggest specialist retail chain.

It is also present internationally with some twenty stores in Belgium, Morocco and Iran.

It belongs with 6 others brands to the fashion3 ecosystem.

We decided to join ICS to increase our social and environmental approach of our suppliers based with 5 main axis:

– An audit campaign of 100% of our suppliers

– Traceability production line

– Respecting human rights

– Manage the environmental risk

– Develop the internal mobilization

Camaïeu

CAMAIEU ambition is to be the feminine closeness French Brand, essential and desirable in France and abroad.

Within the framework of its CSR, CAMAIEU takes a sustainable approach, particularly with respect to its supply chain. In this context, CAMAIEU expects of its direct suppliers, workshops and other subcontractors which may intervene during manufacturing of orders that they adhere to the CAMAIEU Code of Conduct and that they implement all possible means to ensure it is respected.

Social audit became compulsory in the validation of new partners since January 2016. And a key tool for the continuous improvement work.

CAMAIEU naturally joined ICS in June 2017. This collective approach seduced us as we believe in mutualizing the process and sharing the best practices. Our aim is to have 100% of our garment makers been ICS audited in 2020.

Caroll

With operations in some 70 countries around the world, Vivarte is a leading French ready-to-wear fashion, footwear and leather goods retailer backed by top brands. Buoyed by 2017 revenues of €1.8bn, Vivarte continues to refocus operations based on a three-pronged strategy designed to fulfil latest consumer demand and trends, including out-of-town chain La Halle, town centre footwear chains Minelli, San Marina and CosmoParis and town centre ready-to-wear chain Caroll.

Vivarte and its retail chains are now looking to step up their CSR activities and have decided to join French retailer CSR association ICS from Spring 2017, believing that this move will help the company meet its responsible procurement goals while supporting and urging suppliers to do likewise.

ICS’s diverse and blue-chip members and partners testify to the association’s credibility and clout. A primary decision factor was the possibility to access ICS’s database, swap best practices and correspond with other retailers about CSR activities.

This joint retailer venture will allow us to ramp up our social responsible practices together.

Carrefour

With a multi-format network of 12,300 stores in over 30 countries, Carrefour Group is one of the world’s leading food retailers. Carrefour serves 105 million customers worldwide and posted sales of 88.24 billion Euros in 2017. The Group has more than 380,000 employees who contribute to making Carrefour the world leader in the food transition for all, offering quality food every day, accessible everywhere and at a reasonable price.
Carrefour participated in the creation of the ICS in 1998, when social compliance concern in the supply chains was just arising.
Since a few years Carrefour covers 100% of its sourcing factories with a social audit in the countries where the risks of non compliance are considered to be the higher.

The steps now followed are:
Increase the possibility of sharing audit results through the development of ICS but also through the acceptation of other audit standard results such as BSCI to reduce the number of audits by factory and foster convergence between social initiatives.
Work on capacity building with a stable number of suppliers and, when possible, through multi-stakeholders initiatives
Measure the impacts of compliance actions

Key 2017 figures:
1 452 production sites audited, both on food and non food
23% of audit sharing with ICS members
Around 700 000 workers covered by the audits performed

Casino

Long-standing player in the French retail market, the Casino group is now one of the world’s foremost food retailers with close to 13,000 stores in France, Latin America and in the Indian Ocean region. The group has successfully applied its multi-format, multi-banner, multi-channel model thanks to its workforce of nearly 228,000 people. Its ability to adapt to local realities and its proactive engagement in the community make Casino a unique player in the retail industry that can consistently live up to its motto “nourishing a world of diversity”.

Due to the nature of its activities, the group supports the application of standardized and strict standards at national and international level. Involved since 2000 in France’s Initiative “ICS” in order to share with other retailing members the same audit tools / methodology, audit results and best practices ; it also supports international initiatives such as the Global Social Compliance Program (GSCP) in its work to harmonize standards and its determination to eradicate forced labour.

Since 2002, the Casino Group has deployed a social compliance audit process for its suppliers in an effort to monitor and improve the social conditions in which its private-label products are manufactured. Shaped by the Group’s CSR department, the process has been rolled out at the different entities and appointed social ethics representatives support its implementation in association with the Purchasing departments.

The Group’s social compliance system was reinforced in 2016 with the update of the Supplier Ethics Charter applicable within the Group’s supply chain. It reaffirms the Casino Group’s commitment to promoting responsible retailing and more specifically to:
banning all illegal practices in commercial relations and requiring compliance with applicable laws, principles, international and national standards and regulations in force, as well as the anti-corruption policy applied by the Group;
respecting human rights (prohibition of child labour, prohibition of forced labour, fight against discrimination and abuse, freedom of association, wages, etc.), and occupational safety;
favoring an approach that respects the environment, notably in terms of the optimized use of natural resources, waste management and the fight against pollution;
ensuring animal welfare and the five freedoms of animals as defined by the World Organisation for Animal Health.

The Casino Group’s social compliance approach focuses on five areas: committed employer, responsible retailer, trusted partner, environmentally proactive Group, local corporate citizen.

More information on our website:
https://www.groupe-casino.fr/en/

Chevignon

With operations in some 70 countries around the world, Vivarte is a leading French ready-to-wear fashion, footwear and leather goods retailer backed by top brands. Buoyed by 2017 revenues of €1.8bn, Vivarte continues to refocus operations based on a three-pronged strategy designed to fulfil latest consumer demand and trends, including out-of-town chain La Halle, town centre footwear chains Minelli, San Marina and CosmoParis and town centre ready-to-wear chain Caroll.

Vivarte and its retail chains are now looking to step up their CSR activities and have decided to join French retailer CSR association ICS from Spring 2017, believing that this move will help the company meet its responsible procurement goals while supporting and urging suppliers to do likewise.

ICS’s diverse and blue-chip members and partners testify to the association’s credibility and clout. A primary decision factor was the possibility to access ICS’s database, swap best practices and correspond with other retailers about CSR activities.

This joint retailer venture will allow us to ramp up our social responsible practices together.

Club Med

Inventor of the vacation club concept over 60 years ago, Club Med is now the global leader in upscale, friendly and multicultural all-inclusive vacations. Without denying the state of mind of its founders, the initial “living together”, it aims to become the world leader in premium all-inclusive holidays with the French expertise, for families and for active couples.

Club Med today operates a total of 71 Resorts, two-thirds of which are 4T and Luxury 5T Resorts. The range also includes cruising on the 5-mast Club Med 2 sailing ship, and inspired luxury tours with Circuits Découverte by Club Med. The latest opportunity from this continually innovative company is the chance to buy freehold Luxury Villas and Chalets alongside the Valmorel and La Plantation d’Albion resorts.

Since its creation in 1950, Club Med has been committed to reducing its environmental footprint, actively contributing to local development, and bringing people from different cultures and backgrounds to live and work together. Because access to unspoilt nature is at the very origin of his birth, he has always been committed to protecting the dream sites that host his Villages. Since 2005, it has been committed through its sustainable program, with the ambition of continuing to show the way to a more sustainable and therefore more desirable tourism.

Responsible purchasing thus fits naturally into the Group’s strategy of responsible performance. Club Med’s approach to responsible purchasing focuses on three pillars of sustainable development: environmental, social and societal.

Since 2006, all Club Med suppliers are invited by the buyers from 12 purchasing offices, to share the Group’s values by accepting a new clause on ethics and practices which appears in standard contracts. This clause commits suppliers and service providers on key points: freedom from harassment; no use of child labor; no discrimination; no use of forced labor; existence of a minimum wage; freedom of association and trade union rights. In 2017, this clause has been amended to reinforce the prevention of the corruption.

Buyers, by asserting Club Med’s CSR requirements to all their current and potential suppliers, help develop the maturity of their business partners.

In an international context in which human, social and environmental tragedies have increased in frequency and severity over the last few years, Club Med decided in 2015 to join the ICS to work with the other members of the initiative on the impact of its activities on its supply-chain as a whole.

In 2016, CSR risks in purchases were mapped with an external expert organization in order to better hierarchize the priorities in reasonable vigilance approaches (audits…). Club Med has now a better visibility on the stakes by categories of purchases and countries of sourcing. The selection of factories to audit in terms of human rights are based on this analysis.

At the end of the audits, our approach aims to support suppliers in their progress initiatives by ensuring that the progress plans proposed by the auditors are implemented.

Conforama

The Group Conforama is a leading player of the equipment of the house in Europe, in stores and on the Internet. Conforama group manages 316 stores, among which 225 in France (including 17 stores under brands « Mon Lit et Moi » and 6 stores « Maison dépôt »)

On the international stage, it account 91 stores in 7 countries: Spain, Switzerland, Portugal, Luxembourg, Italy, Croatia and Serbia. The Group Conforama account 14 000 collaborators.

 

Conforama is an ICS member since 2003 and at least 1500 audits have been performed by our company during this time. Year after year, the collaboration between the ICS members has been improved with a great development of the sharing audit base which is an excellent tool for the social factory monitoring.

Therefore, the ethical voice of Conforama is strongly spread towards our suppliers for a sustainable improvement of the working conditions of their employees.

We mainly have focused our efforts on the Asian and Brazilian zones where our local staff day after day works with the factories so as to check the corrective actions implementation. The manufacturers understand the actions conducted and have showed some real social investments in their facilities and thus have the Conforama agreement.

Conforama is an active member of ICS and we participate to the development of new environmental tools based on the same sharing asset which is the common spirit of the ICS initiative.

Cora

CORA is a distributor of food & non-food products distributed in France, Belgium, Luxembourg & Romania.

Since joining the ICS in 2001, our objective is to check social conditions in factories manufacturing our items and to bring them our full support to implement sustainable improvements.

Every year, CORA set up an audit campaign in China, Bangladesh and India.

Depending on the audits results, our policy is to monitor during at least 3 months corrective actions achieved in factories in order to improve safety & health issues and ensure fundamental labor law compliance.

CORA ethic commitment is based on a continuous and strong willingness to secure workers’ working conditions and to offer to our customers products manufactured in an ethical way.

Cosmoparis

With operations in some 70 countries around the world, Vivarte is a leading French ready-to-wear fashion, footwear and leather goods retailer backed by top brands. Buoyed by 2017 revenues of €1.8bn, Vivarte continues to refocus operations based on a three-pronged strategy designed to fulfil latest consumer demand and trends, including out-of-town chain La Halle, town centre footwear chains Minelli, San Marina and CosmoParis and town centre ready-to-wear chain Caroll.

Vivarte and its retail chains are now looking to step up their CSR activities and have decided to join French retailer CSR association ICS from Spring 2017, believing that this move will help the company meet its responsible procurement goals while supporting and urging suppliers to do likewise.

ICS’s diverse and blue-chip members and partners testify to the association’s credibility and clout. A primary decision factor was the possibility to access ICS’s database, swap best practices and correspond with other retailers about CSR activities.

This joint retailer venture will allow us to ramp up our social responsible practices together.

Damartex

Damart is one of the leading European distributors of clothing, accessories and household products for seniors (55+), distributed by catalogue, in stores and on the internet in its main markets in France, the UK, Belgium and Switzerland.

Our objective is to satisfy our customers through the design, manufacture, purchase and marketing of textile and household products.

We decided to join ICS in October 2016, a new step in the implementation of our sustainable procurement policy called  Damart Way.

We started this Damart Way initiative with 3 main deployment axis:

An audit campaign and support plans of subcontractors of our own factory,

The buyers involvement: process, training, tools,

The development of our societal role

We decided to accelerate this policy joining ICS with 3 main commitments:

Manage the social and environmental risk

Re-inforce our societal role

Develop the internal mobilization

These commitments are consistent with an approach of continuous improvement because we made it our priority to offer excellent products to our customers and because it’s also extremely important for us to do this in an ethical way.

Galeries Lafayette

PRESENTATION OF GALERIES LAFAYETTE GROUP
A leading city-centre fashion retailer with proven expertise, the Galeries Lafayette group is a family-run and private group, with 120 years of history in commerce and retail. The Group enjoys international recognition through its iconic brands: Galeries Lafayette, BHV MARAIS, Galeries Lafayette-Royal Quartz Paris, Louis Pion, Guérin Joaillerie, BazarChic and InstantLuxe.com.
In welcoming more than a million visitors each day to its 280 stores and its online shopping websites, the Group is committed to setting the standard as a multi-channel, innovative, ethical and responsible retailer that puts the customer first and is actively engaged in promoting the French “Art of Living”.
A key player committed to creation and a major private employer in France with 14,000 employees, the Group has grounded its identity on sound corporate values of sharing its passion for customers, daring to innovate, growing stronger together and striving for excellence.
Mindful of its responsibilities as a retail and fashion leader, the Galeries Lafayette group pursues a comprehensive sustainable development policy designed to make it a global pacesetter as a French retail leader with an ethical, responsible approach. That goal to become a responsible retailer, part of the circular economy and focused on human values, is implemented through five action plans paired with objectives for 2030 that aim to meet future challenges. Its success is dependent on all stakeholder: clients, employees, brands, partners and suppliers. More information about Galeries Lafayette group CSR strategy can be found on its corporate website: http://www.groupegalerieslafayette.com/
Galeries Lafayette group was a founding member of the ICS, and became a member once more in 2012.

GALERIES LAFAYETTE
The French market leader in departement stores and famous all around the world, for the past 120 years Galeries Lafayette has been the undisputed expert in fashion and event shopping, designing each visit to be a unique experience, offering French and international clients a constantly renewed selection of the best brands, from the affordable to premium and luxury.

Grain de Malice
Groupe Auchan
Guerin Joaillerie

PRESENTATION OF GALERIES LAFAYETTE GROUP

A leading city-centre fashion retailer with proven expertise, the Galeries Lafayette group is a family-run and private group, with 120 years of history in commerce and retail. The Group enjoys international recognition through its iconic brands: Galeries Lafayette, BHV MARAIS, Galeries Lafayette-Royal Quartz Paris, Louis Pion, Guérin Joaillerie, BazarChic and InstantLuxe.com.

In welcoming more than a million visitors each day to its 280 stores and its online shopping websites, the Group is committed to setting the standard as a multi-channel, innovative, ethical and responsible retailer that puts the customer first and is actively engaged in promoting the French “Art of Living”.

A key player committed to creation and a major private employer in France with 14,000 employees, the Group has grounded its identity on sound corporate values of sharing its passion for customers, daring to innovate, growing stronger together and striving for excellence.

Mindful of its responsibilities as a retail and fashion leader, the Galeries Lafayette group pursues a comprehensive sustainable development policy designed to make it a global pacesetter as a French retail leader with an ethical, responsible approach. That goal to become a responsible retailer, part of the circular economy and focused on human values, is implemented through five action plans paired with objectives for 2030 that aim to meet future challenges. Its success is dependent on all stakeholder: clients, employees, brands, partners and suppliers. More information about Galeries Lafayette group CSR strategy can be found on its corporate website: http://www.groupegalerieslafayette.com/

Galeries Lafayette group was a founding member of the ICS, and became a member once more in 2012.

 

GUERIN JOAILLERIE

Specialising in premium jewellery and a forerunner in the field by creating a new concept of walk-in sales, Guérin Joaillerie’s reputation since it was created has been based on its recognised expertise in providing chic and vibrant jewellery.

La Halle Chaussures & Maroquinerie

With operations in some 70 countries around the world, Vivarte is a leading French ready-to-wear fashion, footwear and leather goods retailer backed by top brands. Buoyed by 2017 revenues of €1.8bn, Vivarte continues to refocus operations based on a three-pronged strategy designed to fulfil latest consumer demand and trends, including out-of-town chain La Halle, town centre footwear chains Minelli, San Marina and CosmoParis and town centre ready-to-wear chain Caroll.

Vivarte and its retail chains are now looking to step up their CSR activities and have decided to join French retailer CSR association ICS from Spring 2017, believing that this move will help the company meet its responsible procurement goals while supporting and urging suppliers to do likewise.

ICS’s diverse and blue-chip members and partners testify to the association’s credibility and clout. A primary decision factor was the possibility to access ICS’s database, swap best practices and correspond with other retailers about CSR activities.

This joint retailer venture will allow us to ramp up our social responsible practices together.

La Halle – Mode & Accessoires

With operations in some 70 countries around the world, Vivarte is a leading French ready-to-wear fashion, footwear and leather goods retailer backed by top brands. Buoyed by 2017 revenues of €1.8bn, Vivarte continues to refocus operations based on a three-pronged strategy designed to fulfil latest consumer demand and trends, including out-of-town chain La Halle, town centre footwear chains Minelli, San Marina and CosmoParis and town centre ready-to-wear chain Caroll.

Vivarte and its retail chains are now looking to step up their CSR activities and have decided to join French retailer CSR association ICS from Spring 2017, believing that this move will help the company meet its responsible procurement goals while supporting and urging suppliers to do likewise.

ICS’s diverse and blue-chip members and partners testify to the association’s credibility and clout. A primary decision factor was the possibility to access ICS’s database, swap best practices and correspond with other retailers about CSR activities.

This joint retailer venture will allow us to ramp up our social responsible practices together.

Jacadi

ÏDKIDS brings together a community of brands of products and services beneficial and militant for children from 0 to 12 years old. For 21 years, all have shared the project of undertaking to make the world progress in the service of the growing child.

Entitled WE ACT FOR KIDS, this project engages all the actors of the ÏDKIDS community in a continuous improvement process: to create and distribute products and services that respect the RHESSEME: Human, Entrepreneurial, Social, Societal and Environmental Brand Responsibility for the child.

This is why, in 2008, the brands of the ÏDKIDS community adhered to the Social Clause Initiative, which acts to sustainably improve the conditions of the Man at work and to support the suppliers responsibly.

IDKIDS community brands have audited 100% of the textile production plants and support their suppliers in their progress.

They shared with all their suppliers a Code of Conduct with the purpose of outlining KIDS ‘community vision of social compliance, explaining its expectations, and reporting zero-tolerance points such as children, discrimination, moral harassment …

ÏDKIDS wanted to encourage suppliers

– more transparency, particularly as regards the traceability of their supplies,

– to fight against corruption,

– to set up mechanisms for handling complaints and grievances,

– and to engage in an environmental compliance process.

The IDKIDS community also encourages its suppliers to comply with international standards on complex topics such as working hours.

In 2018 and for the years to come, the IDKIDS community is committed to pursuing this policy of responsible purchasing, beyond the strict auditing and compliance methodologies. Its purchasing and CSR teams support factories in the field to help them deploy their progress plans, better integrate their issues, challenge their practices and continue to improve their methodologies.

For more information: http://corporate.idkidscommunity.com/

Jules

Jules, a fashion brand accessible.

It used to be a time where fashion was limited to a microcosm of initiated persons. For most of men, getting dressed was just for formal and daily lives.

That does not! Jules brand project is to awake the male fashion market by offering a new way to be dressed up, with a playful and colorful collection accessible in style and prices.

To switch dressing for purpose into dressing for a playful life, this is what Jules wants to offer to its customer, Jules it‘s a Success Story born in France.

Jules belongs with 6 others brands to the fashion3 ecosystem.

 

We decided to join ICS in 2008, to increase our social and environmental approach of our suppliers based with 5 main axis:

– An audit campaign of 100% of our suppliers

– Traceability production line

– Respecting human rights

– Manage the environmental risk

– Develop the internal mobilization

Lacoste

The Lacoste legend was born in 1933, when René Lacoste revolutionized men’s fashion replacing the classical woven fabric, long-sleeved and starched shirts on the courts, by what has now become the classic Lacoste polo shirt. Almost 80 years after its creation, Lacoste has become a «lifestyle » brand which allies elegance and comfort. The Lacoste art of living expresses itself today through a large collection of apparel for women, men and children, footwear, fragrances, leather goods, eyewear, watches, belts, home textiles, and fashion jewelry.

Lacoste founds its success on the essential values of authenticity, performance, and elegance. The crocodile incarnates today the elegance of the champion, René Lacoste, as well as of his wife Simone Lacoste and their daughter Catherine Lacoste, both also champions, in everyday life as on the tennis courts and golf courses.

In 2016,  10.000 employees around the world distributing Lacoste products in 120 different countries through 3.420 points of sale.

The organization of the Supply chain is set at operations Direction level and integrates the Manufacturing and Sourcing functions.

These functions are found at the level of the three platforms (Europe, Asia and Americas), managing our own factories and the relations with our suppliers and external service providers.

 

“For more than 80 years, LACOSTE has been striving to win with style.

This legacy is also reflected in the way LACOSTE intends to develop its ethical, social and environmental activities”

Thierry Guibert

CEO

Louis Pion – Royal Quartz

PRESENTATION OF GALERIES LAFAYETTE GROUP

A leading city-centre fashion retailer with proven expertise, the Galeries Lafayette group is a family-run and private group, with 120 years of history in commerce and retail. The Group enjoys international recognition through its iconic brands: Galeries Lafayette, BHV MARAIS, Galeries Lafayette-Royal Quartz Paris, Louis Pion, Guérin Joaillerie, BazarChic and InstantLuxe.com.

In welcoming more than a million visitors each day to its 280 stores and its online shopping websites, the Group is committed to setting the standard as a multi-channel, innovative, ethical and responsible retailer that puts the customer first and is actively engaged in promoting the French “Art of Living”.

A key player committed to creation and a major private employer in France with 14,000 employees, the Group has grounded its identity on sound corporate values of sharing its passion for customers, daring to innovate, growing stronger together and striving for excellence.

Mindful of its responsibilities as a retail and fashion leader, the Galeries Lafayette group pursues a comprehensive sustainable development policy designed to make it a global pacesetter as a French retail leader with an ethical, responsible approach. That goal to become a responsible retailer, part of the circular economy and focused on human values, is implemented through five action plans paired with objectives for 2030 that aim to meet future challenges. Its success is dependent on all stakeholder: clients, employees, brands, partners and suppliers. More information about Galeries Lafayette group CSR strategy can be found on its corporate website: http://www.groupegalerieslafayette.com/

Galeries Lafayette group was a founding member of the ICS, and became a member once more in 2012.

 

LOUIS PION – ROYAL QUARTZ

The French market leader in fashion watch retailing, Louis Pion has carved out a place as a specialist with an extensive network of 140 stores across France offering a wide selection of timepieces for men, women and children with over 50 brands and an assortment of 2,500 products ranging from affordable to premium, as well as retailing its own competitively priced collections under the Louis Pion brand name.

As the reference for luxury timepieces in city centres and the travel retail sector, Galeries Lafayette-Royal Quartz Paris offers its French and international clients exclusive access to the most prestigious brands of watches with unmatched quality of service in the luxury of its contemporary stores.

Maison du Monde

Maisons du Monde was created to offer furniture home decoration items that reflect the personality of everyone, with passion, daring, high standards and commitment. The corporate social responsibility allows the Group to reconcile its business vision with its convictions: be dedicated to customers, supportive of employees, loyal to partners, and respectful of people and resources.

In view of its diversified range of products and suppliers, sustainable purchases contribute directly to the company’s social responsibility.

The principles governing the responsible purchasing policy reflect dual-edged determination of Maisons du Monde:

  • to engage in the most concrete and effective way sustainable change in the field;
  • to take into account the complexity of the supply chain, given the number of its suppliers, their location and their diverse degree of maturity on CSR-related issues.

Maisons du Monde promotes long term progress, in a collaborative and progressive way. Three kind of audits are performed at its strategic suppliers’ factories: internal audits by a trained expert, pedagogic diagnostics by an independent auditor and scoring evaluation by third-party bodies. This is for the latter that ICS initiative is now exclusively chosen by Maisons du Monde.

By joining ICS, Maisons du Monde aimed to:

  • Benefit from common tools and methodology
  • Mutualize good practices and gather efforts to make common suppliers progress
  • Commit in a results-oriented approach through enhancement of willful suppliers
Minelli

With operations in some 70 countries around the world, Vivarte is a leading French ready-to-wear fashion, footwear and leather goods retailer backed by top brands. Buoyed by 2017 revenues of €1.8bn, Vivarte continues to refocus operations based on a three-pronged strategy designed to fulfil latest consumer demand and trends, including out-of-town chain La Halle, town centre footwear chains Minelli, San Marina and CosmoParis and town centre ready-to-wear chain Caroll.

Vivarte and its retail chains are now looking to step up their CSR activities and have decided to join French retailer CSR association ICS from Spring 2017, believing that this move will help the company meet its responsible procurement goals while supporting and urging suppliers to do likewise.

ICS’s diverse and blue-chip members and partners testify to the association’s credibility and clout. A primary decision factor was the possibility to access ICS’s database, swap best practices and correspond with other retailers about CSR activities.

This joint retailer venture will allow us to ramp up our social responsible practices together.

Monoprix

Monoprix, a Casino group subsidiary, is the French leader of urban retail stores with 3 retail concepts (Monoprix, monop’ and Naturalia) present in more than 250 cities in France through more than 700 stores. It uniquely combines a food offering and a non-food offering as well as innovative and omnicanal services. With 22,000 employees, Monoprix had a turnover of €5 billion sales in 2017.

The Sustainable Development Department is in charge of steering the social ethics process and, in particular, controlling the working conditions in the factories of its suppliers that work for Monoprix, independently of the purchasing departments. Each year, it implements social audit campaigns planned and monitored by the social ethics officer.

Monoprix is one of the founders of the initiative “ICS” (Social Clause Initiative) in 1998. Its objective is to share with other retailing members the same audit tools / methodology, audit results and best practices. Since then, more than 850 audits have been conducted.

At the end of an audit, a Corrective Actions Plan is set up. If the supplier did not implement the requested adjustments, Monoprix can stop working with the plant. Our aim is to secure the factories, to limit the risks for the employees and to reduce the impact of the goods production.

Naf Naf

NAF NAF was born in 1973 and has 250 stores, 1000 points of sale, mostly in France and in the neighboring countries. Our collections have a unique style, we always offer the Grand Méchant Look experience.

From 2017, we have selected ICS in order to join a community of qualified and demanding professionals. This will allow us to set up a frame to challenge our suppliers on CSR and environmental issues. Our ultimate goal is to make sure that the products offered to our customers are made under controlled conditions and in accordance with our values.

Okaïdi

ÏDKIDS brings together a community of brands of products and services beneficial and militant for children from 0 to 12 years old. For 21 years, all have shared the project of undertaking to make the world progress in the service of the growing child.

Entitled WE ACT FOR KIDS, this project engages all the actors of the ÏDKIDS community in a continuous improvement process: to create and distribute products and services that respect the RHESSEME: Human, Entrepreneurial, Social, Societal and Environmental Brand Responsibility for the child.

This is why, in 2008, the brands of the ÏDKIDS community adhered to the Social Clause Initiative, which acts to sustainably improve the conditions of the Man at work and to support the suppliers responsibly.

IDKIDS community brands have audited 100% of the textile production plants and support their suppliers in their progress.

They shared with all their suppliers a Code of Conduct with the purpose of outlining KIDS ‘community vision of social compliance, explaining its expectations, and reporting zero-tolerance points such as children, discrimination, moral harassment …

ÏDKIDS wanted to encourage suppliers

– more transparency, particularly as regards the traceability of their supplies,

– to fight against corruption,

– to set up mechanisms for handling complaints and grievances,

– and to engage in an environmental compliance process.

The IDKIDS community also encourages its suppliers to comply with international standards on complex topics such as working hours.

In 2018 and for the years to come, the IDKIDS community is committed to pursuing this policy of responsible purchasing, beyond the strict auditing and compliance methodologies. Its purchasing and CSR teams support factories in the field to help them deploy their progress plans, better integrate their issues, challenge their practices and continue to improve their methodologies.

For more information: http://corporate.idkidscommunity.com/

Orsay
Oxybul

ÏDKIDS brings together a community of brands of products and services beneficial and militant for children from 0 to 12 years old. For 21 years, all have shared the project of undertaking to make the world progress in the service of the growing child.

Entitled WE ACT FOR KIDS, this project engages all the actors of the ÏDKIDS community in a continuous improvement process: to create and distribute products and services that respect the RHESSEME: Human, Entrepreneurial, Social, Societal and Environmental Brand Responsibility for the child.

This is why, in 2008, the brands of the ÏDKIDS community adhered to the Social Clause Initiative, which acts to sustainably improve the conditions of the Man at work and to support the suppliers responsibly.

IDKIDS community brands have audited 100% of the textile production plants and support their suppliers in their progress.

They shared with all their suppliers a Code of Conduct with the purpose of outlining KIDS ‘community vision of social compliance, explaining its expectations, and reporting zero-tolerance points such as children, discrimination, moral harassment …

ÏDKIDS wanted to encourage suppliers

– more transparency, particularly as regards the traceability of their supplies,

– to fight against corruption,

– to set up mechanisms for handling complaints and grievances,

– and to engage in an environmental compliance process.

The IDKIDS community also encourages its suppliers to comply with international standards on complex topics such as working hours.

In 2018 and for the years to come, the IDKIDS community is committed to pursuing this policy of responsible purchasing, beyond the strict auditing and compliance methodologies. Its purchasing and CSR teams support factories in the field to help them deploy their progress plans, better integrate their issues, challenge their practices and continue to improve their methodologies.

For more information: http://corporate.idkidscommunity.com/

Pimkie
Promod

Promod was established in 1975 and now has more than 800 stores in nearly 40 countries. As an affordable fashion brand, our priority is the satisfaction of our customers.

In 2017, we co-constructed a CSR policy based on five priority issues: our clients, our employees, the environment, our societal commitment and our suppliers. With for this last point, an adhesion to ICS allowing us to accelerate our approach of social and economic support of our suppliers.

La Redoute

Multi-specialist in Ready-to-Wear and Home Furnishings, La Redoute is the only e-commerce player in France to create, distribute and deliver in France and abroad, offering a seamless customer experience. Laredoute.fr is the leading clothing and homeware shopping site in France, with an average of more than 9 million unique visitors per month. The Internet accounts for more than 85% of the brand’s French turnover and La Redoute is also present via smartphone and social networking applications. With more than 10 million active customers worldwide, La Redoute has a presence in more than 20 countries. For more information, please visit La Redoute-corporate.com

La Redoute is committed to a CSR approach based on 4 pillars:

  • The environment: innovating and making wise choices for the environment, in our products, our activities and our services
  • The employees: to give them the keys to responsible entrepreneurship and to involve them
  • The territory: contributing to the social and economic development of the territory
  • Our customers and partners: acting with sincerity and sustainability with our customers and partners

La Redoute is mobilising in favour of people and the environment. Membership of ICS is a strong demonstration of La Redoute’s commitment to promoting and defending respectful and acceptable working conditions at its suppliers. Since 2015, La Redoute has adopted an ethical and environmental code of conduct, annexed to the suppliers’ contract, in order to guarantee its customers confident purchases that ensure ethics, health and safety.

Joining ICS is a long-term institutionalisation of our responsible purchasing approach, in the interests of all of our stakeholders.

Rougegorge
San Marina

With operations in some 70 countries around the world, Vivarte is a leading French ready-to-wear fashion, footwear and leather goods retailer backed by top brands. Buoyed by 2017 revenues of €1.8bn, Vivarte continues to refocus operations based on a three-pronged strategy designed to fulfil latest consumer demand and trends, including out-of-town chain La Halle, town centre footwear chains Minelli, San Marina and CosmoParis and town centre ready-to-wear chain Caroll.

Vivarte and its retail chains are now looking to step up their CSR activities and have decided to join French retailer CSR association ICS from Spring 2017, believing that this move will help the company meet its responsible procurement goals while supporting and urging suppliers to do likewise.

ICS’s diverse and blue-chip members and partners testify to the association’s credibility and clout. A primary decision factor was the possibility to access ICS’s database, swap best practices and correspond with other retailers about CSR activities.

This joint retailer venture will allow us to ramp up our social responsible practices together.

Sourcing & Creation
Tape à l’Oeil

In TAO, the products is our passion, it’s our leitmotiv. We create our Style, we mix up the Fashion from fashion show with fun and sophisticated point of view.

We love our product but we prefer the kids who wear it. We think the energy of the world of tomorrow stands on kids’ skills which emerge thanks to the benevolent gaze of adult.

We decided to join ICS in March 2018 because in TAO we think that team work is more efficient and constructive.

We made the assessment that the textile industry is one of the most polluting and we are concern with the world we let to our children. That’s why we decided to work on two axes to reduce our impact on different scales:

  • Environmental: Good product for the environment and the consumer.
  • Social : Happiness at work

We think with ICS we can accentuate our work about:

  • The traceability
  • Sharing of good practice
U Enseigne

U Enseigne is a cooperative of independent retailers branded Hyper U, Super U, and U Express. Mostly settled in France, Systeme U provides everyday products such as food, garment, footwear, beauty and cleaning products, gardening products, stationery,….  branded U as well as national brands.

Its baseline “A trade that benefits to everyone” results in 4 major principles leading its methods for producing of its own brand products :
·  Continuously improve the quality of its products.
·  Support French agricultural actors.
·  Support employment in France.
·  Integrate resources and environmental concerns.

Besides, in order to help its suppliers to improve employee’s work conditions in their factories, Systeme U joined the Initiative Clause Sociale in 2001. Since 17 years, more than 400 audits have been performed in more than 30 countries all over the world.

Vivarte Group

With operations in some 70 countries around the world, Vivarte is a leading French ready-to-wear fashion, footwear and leather goods retailer backed by top brands. Buoyed by 2017 revenues of €1.8bn, Vivarte continues to refocus operations based on a three-pronged strategy designed to fulfil latest consumer demand and trends, including out-of-town chain La Halle, town centre footwear chains Minelli, San Marina and CosmoParis and town centre ready-to-wear chain Caroll.

Vivarte and its retail chains are now looking to step up their CSR activities and have decided to join French retailer CSR association ICS from Spring 2017, believing that this move will help the company meet its responsible procurement goals while supporting and urging suppliers to do likewise.

ICS’s diverse and blue-chip members and partners testify to the association’s credibility and clout. A primary decision factor was the possibility to access ICS’s database, swap best practices and correspond with other retailers about CSR activities.

This joint retailer venture will allow us to ramp up our social responsible practices together.