Responsible Supply Chain

At JST and VW, we are cognizant of the key risks and challenges embedded in the Supply Chain of our Textiles business. These pertain to challenges posed by climate change, ethical business, labour management and responsible procurement of raw materials. While there are challenges, there are also significant opportunities of establishing responsible business relationships with our suppliers. The guiding document which outlines the Standardized Operating Procedures for engaging with our supply chain is codified in our Supplier Code of Conduct for Aditya Birla Group Textiles Business. This detailed document establishes the sustainability expectation in our supply chain. We strongly urge our Tier-1 suppliers to work with their own suppliers and subcontractors to ensure their adherence to the principles of this Code of Conduct or an equally stringent set of principles. The four pillars of Supply Chain Management have been illustrated below:

Labor Practices

  • Child Labor
  • Freely Chosen employment
  • Freedom of association
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Fire prevention and fire fighting
  • Non-discrimination
  • Fair treatment
  • Wages and benefits
  • Working hours

Environmental management

  • Compliance with applicable environmental legislation
  • Managing environmental performance to minimize negative impacts
  • Compliance with the ABG-Textile policy on Restricted Substances
  • Efficient use of resources

Responsible sourcing of materials and products

  • Traceability and Standards
  • Compliance with ABG-Textile policies

Responsible sourcing of materials and products

  • Business ethics
  • Anti – trust laws
  • Anti – bribery and corruption legislation
  • Responsible financial behavior
  • Business licenses

Mr. Manmohan Singh Unit Head & President

Respecting the market demand and to overcome risks, the organisation has strategically shifted the products mix towards more value added products including functional fibres.The market has responded positively to this strategic transformation in our product portfolio.

Product Stewardship: Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of Flax

Our policy on Product Stewardship clearly states that our products are to be produced, used and managed until the end of its life in a socially and environmentally responsible manner to support the sustainable development goals and our commercial goals to position in sustainable markets. Adhering to our policy, we have carried out the life cycle of analysis of flax (LCA) used
in the linen manufacturing process to better collate the improvement points. We have eliminated the use of water-retted flax; as our first milestone towards sustainably stabilizing our value chain.

Case Study on Supply Chain Management