Ethical Sourcing

It is the ODM Group’s responsibility to ensure that the products we sell through our offices (Hong Kong, China & Vietnam) are not only safe for our customers, but that they’re produced in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.

Our Ethical Standards team monitors factories, educates suppliers and buyers, and works with others in our industry to implement effective ethical sourcing programs. 

We set standards for our suppliers. While we don’t own, operate, or manage any factories, our Ethical Standards team verifies that our supplier factories are in compliance with our “Standards for Suppliers” and with local law. Our ethical standards and compliance requirements deal with issues such as:

  • Compliance with local and national laws and regulations
  • Compensation
  • Hours of labor
  • Slavery, Forced & prison labor
  • Underage labor
  • Discrimination
  • Freedom of association and collective bargaining
  • Employee health and safety
  • Environmental protection

We make sure these standards are being followed. Most importantly, our suppliers agree to the right of audit by The ODM Group. That means we can visit our suppliers to make sure they’re in compliance with our ethical standards.  Our transparent practices also mean our clients have access to our facilities.

Why is Corporate Social Responsibility so important to us?

As a buying office operating in the promotional merchandise industry, we deal and form relationships with our suppliers to ensure the best service translates into our products. We believe that factories we are in business relationship not only reflects on our company but our clients who have chosen to work alongside The ODM Group as well.

This is The ODM Group’s assurance to our clients that we stand by our beliefs since our founding in 2003 and will continue to do so. Every factory or supplier we go into business with has gone through a process of ethical sourcing to ensure they comply with such standards while providing high quality service. The ODM Group forms business relationships on the foundation of integrity and trust, both with our suppliers and our clients.

Corporate Social Responsibility has become an important factor in bolstering a company’s image and building its brand. It reduces non-financial risks for the company as well as boost employee morale and overall productivity. A major benefit of signing an official document, is the chance stand out among competition to be a preferred supplier  within the industry – boosting their business.

We would like to share with you a sample of The ODM Group Corporate Social Responsibility agreement signed with factories pdf, pictured below:

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

How can ODM Help?

Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries, we will glad to assist.

ODM is a promotional agency that can help you create custom promotional merchandise, marketing gifts and well as high quality POS display units. Don’t hesitate to contact @ODM for more enquires where we design, manufacture and take your ideas from concept to market. Our product designers can bring your ideas to life, working closely with our merchandising team to provide you with a pleasant experience and even more satisfied customers. Contact ODM now! – We’d love to hear from you.

Why is CSR so important?

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become a common business practice that companies follow. For companies who are committed to CSR builds an enhanced overall reputation. A bold statement showing where the believe and choose to stand for in the business world. It is a crucial factor of a company’s competitiveness and spreading a positive impact on society.

Are there benefits to CSR?

To suppliers who choose to agree and practice CSR within their industry and in their production. It boosts their reputation and is a crucial component to gain competitive advantage. With the many suppliers in the business. This becomes a differentiating factor that makes them the preferred supplier. For our clients, we want to ensure integrity and trust not only within our company but with the people with enter into business with. Whether it is within your business or people you work with, we believe it forms a chain reaction of building a good reputation for your company and reduces non-financial risks.

Corporate Social Responsibility

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