Matrix Awarded Leader Status by ETI

In a recent report produced by the Ethical Trading Initiative, Matrix has received Leader status in 14 out of 18 Principles of Implementation which puts us at the very top Leader category of members of the ETI, alongside large retailers and supermarkets. From the remaining categories, we received Achiever status in 3 and Improver status in 1.

The report commended the company’s achievements stating that Matrix is “a genuinely ground-breaking Leader on almost all the Principles of Implementation (POIs)”. The report goes on to say how “Matrix demonstrates that smaller supplier members of ETI can be Leaders and in many ways be more advanced than larger retailer members. It is great to see Matrix adopting such a strong leadership role and sharing its innovative beyond-audit approach with its customers, the industry and beyond.”

We have a strong commitment to improving the lives of workers within our supply chain, firmly believing that making good quality products need not come at the expense of others. Our dedicated Corporate Social Responsibility team, including auditors and project managers based in China, ensure standards are maintained as well as working on ethical development programmes and specialist projects.

We are proud and delighted to have been awarded a Leader status amongst ETI members, especially as a small supplier, and this is a testimony to the persistence and dedication of our Ethical Team and the positive impacts of our beyond audit approach. We hope our relatively small voice can continue to be amplified through collaboration and by sharing our experiences with larger brand and retailer members of ETI.

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