In 2020 RREPP was awarded Social Traders Certification. Social Traders have developed a rigorous and flexible process whereby they certify social enterprises that meet the social enterprise definition. This definition is based on Australia's landmark research 'Finding Australia's Social Enterprise Sector (FASES)' conducted in 2010 and 2016, and is benchmarked against international standards. The certification recognises businesses who are using the power of the marketplace to solve the most pressing societal problems. Commercially viable enterprises that exist to benefit people, their communities and the environment.
The Fairtrade Certification Mark is an independent guarantee that RREPP's products have been certified in accordance with international Fairtrade standards. Ensuring all areas of the supply chains we work with in the developing countries of Pakistan and India, from small-scale farmers to end producers, receive not only a fair price, yet also additional financial support. This support is in the form of a 10% Fairtrade premium which goes towards social, economic and environmental projects, plus an extra 5% compliance fee to assist our Sports Ball Producer maintain standards as part of their own certification requirements. And as an accredited Fairtrade business, for every product sold, an extra 1.5% licensing fee is also paid by RREPP that goes towards initiatives in our own Asia / Pacific Region. Look for the Fairtrade Mark on all our products.
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as the leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres worldwide. It defines high level environmental criteria along the entire supply chain, and requires compliance with social criteria as well. RREPP supports GOT's certified manufacturers, which is your guarantee that both people and the environment are looked after every step of the way. From our organic cotton farmers right through to our customers who wear the cleanest, fairest, most socially responsible, low impact cotton clothing found anywhere in the world.
Fair Trade USA
Fair Trade USA® believes that everyone wants to do what's right - for their families, fellow global citizens, and the planet. That's why they are committed to making the right choices the most obvious ones. Based on the simple idea that the products we all buy and sell are connected to the livelihoods of others, fair trade is a way to make a conscious choice for a better world. A choice for Fair Trade Certified™ goods is a choice to support the environment, responsible companies & empower farmers. As well as ensuring workers are being paid 'LIVING WAGES' via benchmarks formalised by the Global Living Wage Coalition which includes Fairtrade International, and living wage methodology pioneers Dr Richard & Martha Anker. In other words, it's a world-changing way of doing business. RREPP's knitting, CMT and final packing divisions are Fair Trade USA audited and certified.
The SA8000® Standard is the leading certification standard for factories and organisations across the globe. It measures social performance in eight areas important to social accountability in workplaces, anchored by a management system that drives continuous improvement in all areas of the standard. It reflects labor provisions contained within the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Labor Organisation (ILO) conventions. It also respects, complements and supports national labor laws around the world, and currently helps secure ethical working conditions for over 2 million workers. All stitching factories within RREPP's ethical supply chain are SA8000 certified.