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your complete promowear supplier Corporate Social Responsability We have the possibility to contribute and make a difference through our global operations. New Wave Group is working with social and environmental sustainability under the term CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility). As our customer, you are supporting this work. ACCORD ON FIRE AND BUILDING SAFETY IN BANGLADESH The Accord is a legal agreement to improve fire- and building safety for the textile industry in Bangladesh. More than 2 million workers are affected with the Accord improvements, which makes it one of our most important initiatives for social responsibility. BSCI (BUSINESS SOCIAL COMPLIANCE INITIATIVE) BSCI is an initiative for companies that are committed to improve working conditions in the global supply chain. The BSCI Code of Conduct contains requirements on minimum wage, working hours, prohibition of child labour and several other important criteria. TEXTILE EXCHANGE Textile Exchange is an international non-profit organization working for the responsible expansion of organic cotton production. While the demand for organic cotton is increasing, the available production is not sufficient. HAND IN HAND Hand-in-Hand fights poverty with entrepreneurship. In approximately 7 years - 1,7 million jobs have been created in some of the world’s poorest countries. As a result, 5 million people are no longer living in extreme poverty and hundreds of thousands of children has been able to attend school. New Wave supports Hand-in-Hand with funds to enable three villages to participate in the project. CLEAN SHIPPING INDEX The Clean Shipping Index aims to impact the shipping companies to use cleaner vessels and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and chemical contamination of our seas. CONFIDENCE IN TEXTILES Tested for harmful substances OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 means that environmental consideration is taken during the manufacturing process and that the garments do not contain any harmful substances. More about Oeko-Tex can be found on