At Premier we take our Corporate Social Responsibility very seriously and we continue to invest to ensure that the long term vision for the company is sustainable in relation to the environment and the people that live and work alongside us.
This page explains about the certifications of compliance that Premier and our suppliers’ have been awarded and give you access to statements and documentation so you have confidence that we are working to the highest ethical, social and environmental standards we can.
Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of CHemicals (REACH)
The REACH directive is a European Union regulation concerning the protection of human health and the environment from the use of chemicals during the production process. All Premier products are produced in factories that are REACH compliant.
Visit www.hse.gov.uk/reach to learn more about the REACH directive.
OEKO-TEX® Standard 100.
The OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is an independent testing and certification system for textiles which highlights the use of any dangerous substances that could be harmful to human health.
At every stage of production, the majorirty of the Premier fabrics have passed the recognised criteria, proving that no such chemicals have been used during any stage of production.
All products that are manufactured from OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 approved fabric have the logo visible on the product page of the Premier website.
Visit www.oeko-tex.com to learn more about OEKO-TEX testing.
Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP). The Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI)
WRAP is an independent body which gives certification to factories that meet criteria in relation to facilities, production and working practices for employees.
BSCI is a leading supply chain management system that supports companies to drive social compliance and improvements within the factories and farms in their global supply chains.
All of the Premier garments that are produced outside of the United Kingdom have been made in WRAP or BSCI certified factories. The garments that are produced in the UK are made in factories that adhere to ‘European Agency Health and Safety at Work’ regulations.
All garments that are produced in WRAP or BSCI certified factories have the logo visible on the product page on the product pages of the Premier website.
Visit www.wrapcompliance.org to learn more about WRAP accreditation.
Visit www.amfori.org for more informtaion on the BSCI initiative
See How It's Made!
We made this film with the help and co-operation of the team at our shirt manufacturing facility in Bangladesh and we’d like to share it with you.
It’s a really interesting film which focuses on the production process of the PR200 Poplin Shirt, from the initial cutting of the fabric to the final packaged product.
In recent years garment factories in Bangladesh have come under major scrutiny after a spate of safety issues. These incidents highlighted a need for overhaul of working conditions in relation to facilities and training to ensure that employee safety is paramount. We are proud to say that in the face of such incidents, huge improvements have been made and this film goes some way to show what can be achieved with the correct training and financial support.
You can read our ethical policy in full here