We help you to
produce as
responsible as possible
in Asia.

We R Aware

Production in combination with care for society and the environment is a significant challenge, but one that we are excited to tackle. This is what We R Asia does—now, and in the future—to make the world a better place. Our sustainability statement is based on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals Sustainable Development Goals, and represents how we try to ensure sustainable and responsible production.

Milieu

Sociaal

Doelen

Responsible consumption and production is one of the sustainability goals we want to contribute to. A completely sustainable supply chain is impossible,
but these are things that we can promise.

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Collaborating on Sustainable Initiatives

Many of our clients are busy trying to develop sustainable products or initiatives. With the startup Hrein, for example, we collaborated to produce sustainable undergarments from plastic soup (plastic sea pollution).

Responsible production in China | We R Asia

Recycleable Production Waste

Our clients’ manufacturing generates a lot of waste, which could otherwise be repurposed. We stimulate our clients to recycle production waste to make other goods—such as cleaning towels from textile scraps.

Responsible production in China | We R Asia

Sustainability Inspection Report

One of our past clients sought a guarantee to sustainable production—as a result, we developed the Sustainability Inspection Report. We use this framework to rate suppliers before entering a manufacturing agreement.

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Recycling

Every little bit helps: even separating the trash. In our shared office complex this was originally not possible—but after a bit of lobbying we have managed to arrange for a waste management system for the whole building.  

"Our people are just as
important as our clients"

Our people take care of our clients. That’s why we believe that they should be taken care of, too! A clean bill of health and a comfortable working environment are of utmost importance to ensure that our team is ready to offer the best service they can.

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Sport Support

Being active is key in ensuring that you feel good! All our colleagues, and even some of our clients, always wear a Fitbit to make sure that enough activity is being stimulated.  

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10 Year Anniversary

It’s important that our colleagues in China receive the same praise and reward for their hard work that our Dutch team does. We make sure that they have a chance to take a trip every once in a while, such as the trip for Vanessa’s 10th anniversary at We R Asia.

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Our client relationship

Our clients are our most valuable critics. We want as much personal contact as possible, to truly understand how they experience our services. We like to celebrate with our clients too—once per year, on Chinese New Year, everyone is invited! Take a look at last year’s celebration here !

Sustainable Development
Goals

These global sustainable development goals were developed by the UN, and consist of 17 goals targeted towards the eradication of poverty, tackling climate change, health promotion, improving education, and reducing inequality.
These are the goals that we aspire to tackle on a smaller scale.

Responsible production in China | We R Asia
Responsible production in China | We R Asia
Responsible production in China | We R Asia
Responsible production in China | We R Asia

Health and wellbeing

First and foremost, we want to ensure the health and wellbeing of our teams in the Netherlands and China. We stimulate this behaviour with small initiatives, such as the provision of Fitbits to all employees, the development of a cycling-plan, and by organising sports based team-building activities.

Besides these initiatives, we want to ensure that the people who work in our suppliers’ factories are provided the proper work environment to be able to live healthy—enough free time, and a clean working environment, among others.

Waardig werk en economische groei

We willen de arbeidsrechten van met name de fabrieksmedewerkers in China beschermen.
 We willen een veilige en gezonde werkomgeving bevorderen voor alle fabrieksarbeiders.
Zo staan wij niet achter het uitbuiten van derden om een zo laag mogelijke prijs aan onze klanten te kunnen bieden.
We bevelen mede om deze reden klanten om, áls het mogelijk is, hun productie uit te besteden in Europa, zodat je gegarandeerd bent dat de werkplekken en persoonlijke economische groei op peil zijn.  Als dat niet kan, zorgen wij dat onze leveranciers in Azië voldoen aan onze standaarden!

Industrie, innovatie en infrastructuur

Dit duurzaamheidsdoel mikt voor de EU op jobcreatie door meer innovatie. De EU wil de positieve aspecten van industriële ontwikkeling promoten en tegelijk ook de negatieve impact over de hele wereld inperken.

Het doel is om economische groei met een duurzaam milieu te combineren. Wij vullen dit in door leveranciers te zoeken die zo verantwoord mogelijk omgaan met mens en milieu en dit proberen te optimaliseren door middel van innovatieve technologieën.

Verantwoorde consumptie en productie

Volledig duurzame consumptie is ons streven.  Alhoewel we weten dat dit voor
ons nooit honderd procent haalbaar zal zijn, proberen we ons hier wel actief voor in te zetten.

Ondanks een duurzame productie ook nooit gegarandeerd zal kunnen worden,
beoordelen we onze leveranciers op wat ze beloven:
een productie die voldoet aan onze duurzaamheidsstandaarden. 

Tevens verstrekken we onze klanten informatie over de
mogelijkheden die er zijn voor een duurzame productie en bedenken we
samen met de klant hoe restafval een nieuw leven zou kunnen krijgen.