how we manufacture
Our product development and manufacturing process is unique to most. At Bo+Tee, we like to be different and always with you in mind! An environment that is safe and beneficial for our staff is our top priority here at Bo+Tee. Here are some examples of how we take care of our workforce.
MORE THAN JUST ACTIVEWEAR
Our Bo+Tee stock is sourced from both In-house and external suppliers, however, the majority is currently external.
We have Bo+Tee employees stationed at both facilities, enabling us to closely oversee and manage operations, nurture supplier relationships, and monitor our business effectively.
We establish direct partnerships with external manufacturers to maintain transparency regarding working standards and quality control. We maintain a physical presence, through our local teams, in all of our manufacturing facilities to ensure the well-being of workers. We adhere to a stringent code of conduct within our own factories and ensure that our external suppliers adhere to it.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)
A doctor and nurse visit the factory for consultations free of charge.
We provide a life pension for the low-income family of a worker who has passed away in hospital from a health-related issue.
Paid time off
For short-term sickness.
Wage advances and interest-free micro plans
We do this to help ease the pressure on employees when unexpected expenses occur.
We’ve issued our Bangladesh factory with a 2% profit share, each year for the past five years.
OUR CODE OF CONDUCT: A ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY
Everyone who works in our factories must be of legal working age in that country. This is usually 17 or 18 years old. For an apprentice, they must be older than 16.
Bribery and corruption
All our staff choose to work there. We do not allow people to be coerced or forced into labour.
Everyone in our factories is paid for the work they do.
No unpaid overtime
Anything less than the minimum wage. We personally make sure that all workers are paid for the hours they do, and this must be above the legal minimum wage in their country.
When overtime is required for certain projects, it’s always proportional and paid at the correct rate, for example time and a half.
Unsafe working practices
Employees are given the necessary equipment to do their jobs, provided with training on how to use the machinery and are made aware of the health and safety regulations.