Clas Ohlson sent employees to China to study sustainability

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How good are the working conditions in a retail chain’s factories in Asia?
At Clas Ohlson, some employees really know after paying a visit.

Last week six Clas Ohlson employees participated in Clas Ohlson’s field trip to China to learn more about the company’s sustainability efforts. Clas Ohlson markets the study tour by a press announcement.

”At Clas Ohlson we have had our own operations in China for several years, and we are working with local purchasing and local auditors. As a step to further increase awareness of our sustainability work internally, we have created this opportunity for employees to learn more about how we work to develop our supply chain and contribute to the local community,” says Åsa Portnoff Sundström, Head of sustainability at Clas Ohlson.

During the field trip, the employees visited Clas Ohlson’s purchasing office, met with their Chinese colleagues and visited two of the company’s manufacturers in Shanghai and Zhejiang to participate in quality control and in inspection of working conditions.

”This year we have had an incredible amount of applicants, which shows a great commitment from our employees. We are very pleased indeed to see such interest in learning more about how our products are manufactured and how we control working conditions and quality,” says Åsa Portnoff Sundström.

The field trip was led by Anna Wastring, Sustainability Program Manager at Clas Ohlson.