Social Value

Pattern has implemented an extensive system of periodic surveillance, based on the principles of Conformity to the standard and to the requirements of law, conducted by SA8000:2014 certified auditors, of all the suppliers of processing steps it collaborates with.

The resulting assessment provides an overview of the level of risk in the supply chain, followed by an ongoing improvement plan that requires companies to strive to meet the required standards.

The grading policy is based on compliance with the sector’s CCNL, labour laws, Legislative Decree 81/2008, and the 8 social responsibility requirements summarized in the SA8000 Standard of Risk provide for the assignment of a grading of risk.

Pattern has decided not to cooperate with companies rated CRITICAL and to make more regular audits on subcontractors with higher risk in order to monitor companies with the aim of bringing them to the intended level of social compliance.