Quality, Environment, Sustainability

Since 2016 Nytello is part of the Swedol Group. One of the Swedol Group's strategic goals is to be a genuinely sustainable company. The way to achieve this is through efficient logistics, committed employees, sustainable products and responsibility for working conditions in the supply chain. A more detailed description of our sustainability work can be found at swedol.com/hallbarhet.

We are ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified. Our stores are not covered by the certificate. This means that our key processes are documented and managed against measurable objectives. We care about people and the environment throughout the entire chain of production and distribution of our products. Therefore, we approach our products from many perspectives such as safety, environmental and social responsibility.

Social responsibility

At Swedol, we care about people and the environment throughout the production and supply chain. In 2008, Swedol became a member of the Amfori BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative), a business-driven initiative for companies working to improve working conditions in the production chain.

The Joint Code of Conduct is based on the ILO Conventions for the Protection of Workers' Rights, the UN Declarations on Human Rights and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

The main areas covered are:
1. Right to join a trade union and to collective bargaining
2. Pay and remuneration
3. Health and safety at work
4. Special protection for young workers
5. Prohibition of forced labour
6. Ethical business conduct
7. Prohibition of discrimination
8. Working time
9. Prohibition of child labour
10. Legal employment contracts
11. Environmental protection

Membership of the Amfori BSCI scheme means that we are committed to working with suppliers to achieve continuous improvement in their factories. Approved third-party auditors verify factories in high-risk countries in accordance with given protocols and report to Amfori BSCI.

Chemicals in articles and REACH
REACH is a regulation that entered into force across the EU on 1 June 2007. REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. The aim is to gain knowledge and control over dangerous chemicals that are imported or already on the European market. More information on REACH is available on the websites of the Chemicals Inspectorate and ECHA: www.kemi.se and www.echa.europa.eu.

Swedol works continuously with RISE, the Chemicals Group, suppliers and industry associations to ensure that neither users nor staff are exposed to risks in the production, handling or use of our products. An important part of Swedol's work to limit undesirable chemicals is our Chemical Restriction List. This document lists substances and materials that must not be present or are restricted in our products. The restriction list is continuously updated and forms an important part of our supplier agreements. Suppliers commit to complying with the Restricted List and goods are checked regularly.

Oeko-Tex standard 100 is the world's leading human ecological label for textiles. The products have been tested for harmful substances and have been approved by test institutes affiliated to Oeko-Tex. The articles in our range that are Oeko-Tex certified are labelled with the Oeko-Tex logo, see in the catalogue or Swedol's website. Read more about Oeko-Tex on their website, www.oeko-tex.com.

Förpacknings- & Tidningsinsamlingen (FTI)
Swedol is a member of FTI, which helps us to fulfil our producer responsibility for the collection and recycling of all types of packaging and materials. Producer responsibility is regulated in the Packaging Ordinance (2014:1073), which is based on the EU Packaging Directive.

If you would like more detailed information, please contact Swedol's Quality & Environment Manager on tel: 020-71 20 10 or info@grolls.se.