In addition to the shoes we manufacture ourselves, we source finished shoes from independent factories. Our Supplier Code of Conduct sets basic standards for working conditions and environmental management. It requires our suppliers to adopt the same standards as our own manufacturing facilities and is available in 8 languages.
All Bata products sold in Europe have undergone strict material tests in compliance with REACH and our Bata Restricted Substance List (RSL). Our RSL is provided to all our Bata Europe suppliers globally.
Bata joins the multi-stakeholder Leather Working Group (LWG) that seeks to improve the environmental performance of the leather industry. We also joined the Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP) and the BCL Leather Technology Center.
Bata is committed to obtaining LWG certification for all leather suppliers by 2020