PROTECT OUR CHILDREN
Our responsibility – to protect future generations
In our focus on sustainability, we work towards implementing the 10 Principles of UN Global Compact. Read more about the principles here. Our Code of Conduct is based on these principles, and our suppliers have all signed our Code of Conduct. We work strategically to create close relationships with our suppliers that can evolve into business partnerships. We visit them on a regular basis to inspect the production facilities in order to see if they live up to the standards we set in our Code of Conduct. We only work with suppliers that have been certified in one way or another. Approximately 90% of our suppliers have, for example, either a BSCI or Oeko-Tex certificate or both, and 95% of our technical outerwear suppliers are Bluesign certified – just to mention a few examples.
We require that all of our suppliers adhere to the REACH directive. REACH is a regulation of the European Union, adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment. Read more about REACH here. In our Chemical Restrictions, we have also banned all substances on REACH’s observation list. We test our products regularly, using independent testing companies to ensure that our restrictions and REACH directives are kept at all times.
The partnership we have with our suppliers is greatly appreciated, as this ensures an honest communication about the challenges we face during our journey to become increasingly sustainable as a brand and as an industry.
Our responsibility is to ensure future generations by choosing environmentally friendly materials for the products and setting standards that our suppliers have to adhere to and live by, as our children are the future.
MOLO IS 1 OF 3 TEST WINNERS IN A RECENT PFC-FREE TEST
HOSTED BY THE NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE OF WATER RESEARCH
Only 3 out of 34 brands passed!
At Molo, we pride ourselves on producing children's wear with water repellant properties without any traces of PFC (eg. PFOS and PFOA). And just a week ago the Norwegian Institute for Water Research did an independent survey in Norway of the amounts of perfluorinated compounds and other pollutants/PFC's in children's clothes and babywear and we are happy to announce that Molo came out as a clear top-three test winner.
Our PFC-free Pyxis snowsuit was tested against 34 snowsuits, mittens and baby products from other brands. The Norwegian Institute of Water Research unfortunately revealed that 31 out of 34 products tested positive for pollutants.
'Producing children's wear with no harmful substances is a cornerstone of the Molo brand and we are so excited to see that all our efforts are paying off', says Marketing Director Rikke Jepsen.
Why should we care?
According to Norway's largest environmental organization, The Future in our hands - FIOH, perfluorinated compounds and other pollutants/PFC's are severely damaging to the environment and can be a health risk to workers in low cost production countries.
At Molo, we take this issue seriously. Therefore, we use a flour free water repellant treatment that keeps the production of water repellant clothes free of harmful substances to protect our children and the environment.