The quality of a product is the result of the synergy of multiple factors: attention to the safety and health of the user, respect for human and workers’ rights, respect for and protection of the environment and animals. One of MVC Group’s key objectives as a responsible business is to help build more sustainable and inclusive supply chains, through long-term relationships based on trust and authenticity .
Vendors and suppliers involved in the manufacturing of Castelli, Sportful and Karpos products are divided into four macro-categories:
- Raw materials
- CMT factories - Cut, Make, Trim hybrid manufacturing with all materials handled by MVC Group -
- FPP manufacturers - Full Production Package with contract manufacturer sourcing all materials -
- Service providers.
Each supplier, in order to enter the MVC network, must declare its compliance with the MVC Group Code of Ethics -a confirmation of compliance to the highest standards of business ethics and the law - and, at the time of supplying any product, its compliance with the EU REACH standards.
ESG & QUALITY ASSURANCE
The manufacturing and packaging process for each product is constantly monitored by a team of specialized technicians who verify alignment with the required standards through a rigorous methodology and constant field checks.
With regard to service providers, we prefer geographic proximity to our offices in order to create opportunities in the local community, benefit from logistical advantages, and reduce the environmental impact of transport.
In 2021, we implemented a sustainability module in our PLM (product Lifecycle management system) with the aim to improve our data based approach on the Suppliers and Materials Choices, based on sustainability attributes. The digitalization of all data will allow us to define a clear action plan and setting SMART targets.
Within H1 2022, we’ll complete procedures for ISO 9001 - the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS).