Pagani is proud to be a New Zealand owned company with a caring focus on our people, this extends to all of our valued International suppliers. We pride ourselves on long term business partnerships and most of our suppliers have been a part of the Pagani success for over 10 years.
CODE OF CONDUCT & AUDITING
Our production team is committed to improving worker conditions, worker rights and environmental impact through our supply chain and has established a detailed code of conduct which our suppliers are required to adhere to.
Our New Zealand Design and Production teams visit our suppliers regularly and our commitment is to keep on working at each stage of the supply chain to continuously improve and better our production. Our buying and sourcing teams are trained to ensure they have a clear understanding of our Code Of Conduct, and our expectations for ethical sourcing. In addition, we include training on understanding the signs of modern slavery and what to do if they suspect any form of modern slavery is taking place within our supply chain.
We audit our suppliers both internally and via 3rd party auditors Qualspec.
Our suppliers meet the following trade principles:
To guarantee compliance with our Code Of Conduct, we carry out regular evaluations every three months to establish improvement plans and continuously monitor our supplier and manufacturers.
Our garments and accessories are 95% sourced from suppliers and factories in China and 5% sourced from Bangladesh and we strictly prohibit the use of sub-contractors.
We adhere to responsible purchasing practises by providing regular work flow to our suppliers and consider all elements of our purchasing behaviours, including lead time, pricing, order predictability and managing demand in peak periods. We continuously work on this area of our business to ensure a sustainable work flow for our suppliers. We also actively avoid working with suppliers on a one-off production basis. This ensures we have good visibility and understanding of working conditions in our factories, and provides the best outcomes in terms of factory environment, compliance, product quality, relationships and control.
We pride ourselves on paying a fair price and consider our factories to be a part of our team. We rely on their dedication and hard work to produce quality garments in an ethical fashion. By developing these strong relationships, we work together to resolve any issues that arise within their factories or our production.
In addition to designing a product range to meet the needs of our customers, our design and production teams understand the importance of compliance and have considered this throughout the product design process. This ensures that all products sent to our factories for manufacturing can be reasonably produced within set costs and timeframes. It’s important that we do not place unrealistic expectations on our suppliers.
Before placing an order with a factory, a member of the Pagani head office team meets with the supplier to ensure they understand and agree to our code of conduct.
Minimising our impact on the environment is a priority at Pagani and we’re committed to continuously develop and improve our systems. We reduce, reuse and recycle where possible across all areas of our business, including our supply chain, retail stores and support centre.
Single use paper bags - In an effort to reduce waste, as of 23rd October 2023, we will begin charging 20c for all sizes of our single use paper bags in store. We encourage you to reuse and recycle our paper bags, bring your own reusable bag when out shopping, or use our reusable canvas tote bag which will be available for purchase from the same date.
Packaging – All cartons and poster tubes that we use to deliver product and/or promotional material into our warehouse and stores are reused on multiple occasions and then recycled.
We do not individually wrap garments in plastic when in transit, instead we encourage our teams and suppliers to use the biggest carton allowed when shipping bulk garments and to mix packing to utilise carton space. This helps to reduce the number of cartons we use in China and New Zealand.
Store Fixtures & Fittings – When conducting store fitouts or upgrades we are focused on reducing the amount of material we send to landfill. Where possible store fixtures and fitting are either repurposed and reused, sold to other businesses or individuals, or sold to scrap metal dealers.
Energy Efficient Lighting – As part of our continuous store upgrade programme we are changing all lighting to energy efficient LED when works are carried out in store. All new stores are fitted with LED lighting.
Support Centre – We use carbon neutral and sustainably produced printer and photocopier paper at our support centre and have recycling stations set up for paper and cardboard throughout the office.
We use Nespresso coffee machines and use the Nespresso Recycling Programme to recycle the aluminium capsules and compost the coffee grounds.
We welcome any questions you may have on our production or business processes and values, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org, we’d love to chat.