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United Nations Global Compact Progress – Communication on progress

Company name
Thermopatch BV
Address
Draaibrugweg 14
1332 AD
Almere
Country
The Netherlands
Number of employees
60
Submission date
June, 2018
Membership date
20/07/2012
Contact person
Monique Faas
Position
Office Manager
Sector
Management
Telephone number
0031365491111

The Thermopatch vision

Thermopatch has positioned itself as an industry leader in development, innovation and manufacturing of garment branding solutions. We aim to be a global leader with a clear vision of providing the highest quality emblems, transfers and labelling solutions, through sustainable and energy-efficient manufacturing practices. Our practices will continue to develop and improve to ensure that our offering continuously evolves in line with market changes and customer requirements.

Thermopatch expects and demands that each of its business units, all of its employees, and its Directors carry out their business and perform their duties to the highest ethical standards and in compliance with all relevant legal principles. This standard of behaviour and performance is maintained in the company’s dealings with employees, customers, suppliers, and all other stakeholders.

The company and its employees will at all times demonstrate the highest levels of integrity, truthfulness, and honesty in order to uphold both personal and corporate reputations and to inspire confidence and trust in their respective actions. The company will conduct its business in a competent, fair, impartial, and efficient manner.

Role, mission and strategy

Role
We commit to aligning our operations and strategies with the ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. The company’s core values of Safety and Health, Environmental Stewardship, Highest Ethical Behaviour, and Respect for People are directly aligned with the values set out by the UN Global Compact.

We not only strive to achieve the sales goals we set out for ourselves such as high quality and great customer service, we also set out a clear vision of what is required to sharing responsibility to achieve the collective goal of sustainable and energy-efficient manufacturing in order to making products safe and available, anytime anywhere and establish the conditions within our organization necessary for as one behaviour to take root and succeed.

Mission
Doing the right thing – being a responsible business and hold ourselves accountable to Safeguarding Tomorrow’s Environment. Promoting socially, economically and environmentally sustainable development programs, building on our core knowledge and experience with an emphasis on individual policy tools and instruments and their effective combination. Through innovative processes and unique garment branding technology, we continue to differentiate ourselves in the market by providing high quality, bespoke services to all of its customers.

Strategy
Our strategy is shaping and managing our sustainability priorities within a framework that is integrated into our business model and addressing sustainability topics across a diversified group. We will continue to strengthen our position as a leading company by offering the highest quality emblems, transfers and labelling solutions, through sustainable and energy-efficient manufacturing practices.

To maintain excellent performance in the face of external changes and intensifying competitive pressures, we must be able to keep on transforming our organization to deliver in the long term. Creating a culture of continuous improvement will enable our organization to thrive for years to come. Mastering change will ensure we can sustain it and create an organization that can constantly adapt to and shape its environment.

Strategy key elements:
• To actively build and support partnerships for development
• To employ the knowledge, products and expertise of Thermopatch in development projects
• To build local capacity and ensure sustainability by working actively with knowledge sharing and training
• To support the development of innovative and cost effective products

Thermopatch supports public accountability and transparency and therefore we commit ourselves to The Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact COP Policy:

Human Rights
Principle 1: Business should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human right abuses

 

Labour
Principle 3: Business should uphold freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of force and compulsory labour
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour and
Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation

 

Environment
Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies

 

Anti-corruption
Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

For a complete file of our Communication on Progress regarding the UN Global Compact please click on this link.