Our Suppliers and Certifications
We are often asked what we look for in a partnership or a supplier. Aside from being a dynamic business willing to work with us to create something truly special, we look for long term, sustainable and loyal relationships. Every factory, supplier and client are seen as a potential member of the Rollo London family. We aim to work closely with one another in order to develop a solid, expandable product range.
Suppliers should lead through ‘Best Practice’ measures, maintain certifications, provide commitment to quality and show loyalty to their staff and clients. A sustainability policy should be in place and where possible provide statistics showing how they give back to the environment. Compliance with local legislation, employee laws, environmental regulations must be in place prior to the commencement of a working relationship.
Furthermore, we look for partnerships who are willing to offer solutions and numerous routes to market. Is not always possible to obtain every component part from the same territory the final product will be manufactured. It is therefore vital we can find a sustainable and responsible way to either develop a similar product locally or deliver a specific product to the factory manufacturing the end unit.
Rollo London has a responsibility to work with fully certified suppliers who ensure high employment and ecological standards as well as uphold environmental and social policies. Below offers a list of the headline certifications we require our suppliers to obtain prior to considering a working partnership.
Note: Not every certificate is applicable for every supplier. Furthermore, certain certifications listed are local to territories such as China, the EU or USA. We therefore expect suppliers to hold and have qualified for a ‘fair’ number, namely those which uphold the three main pillars of a solid CRS strategy.
ISO 9001 - QUALITY
An international standard for a quality management system (“QMS”). ... The standard is used by organisations to demonstrate their ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements and to demonstrate continuous improvement.
ISO 14001 – ENVIRONMENT
An internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system. It helps organisations improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste, gaining a competitive advantage and the trust of stakeholders.
ISO 50001 – ENERGY
An internationally agreed standard to set out requirements to help clients improve their energy performance.
Declaration of conformity
An International Standard that specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system, with guidance for its use, to enable an organisation to proactively improve its OH&S performance in preventing injury and ill-health.
An auditable certification standard that encourages organisations to develop, maintain, and apply socially acceptable practices in the workplace.
OHSAS 18001 – SAFTEY
An International Standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems. It provides a framework for the effective management of OH&S including all aspects of risk management and legal compliance. It addresses occupational health and safety rather than any specific product safety matters.
Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals is a European Union standard. Adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, while enhancing the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry.
FSC – FORESTRY STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL
Mission: "promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world's forests"
Ensure equitable access to the benefits of FSC systems.
Ensure integrity, credibility and transparency of the FSC system.
Create business value for products from FSC certified forests.
Strengthen the global network to deliver on goals 1 through 4.
SFI – SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY INITATIVE
A North American 'forest certification standard' and program of SFI Inc., a non-profit organisation. The Sustainable Forestry Initiative is the world's largest single forest certification standard by area.
Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification
An international, non-profit, non-governmental organisation which promotes sustainable forest management through independent third-party certification.
WOODLAND TRUST - CHARITY
The largest woodland conservation charity in the United Kingdom concerned with the creation, protection, and restoration of native woodland heritage. It has planted over 43 million trees since 1972.
TIMBER REGULATIONS EU – 995/2010
European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) came into force in March 2013. The aim of the EUTR is to prevent illegally harvested wood from being placed onto the market within the European Union.
GREEN-E – GREEN ENERGY
Centre for Resource Solutions' Green-e® certification program is the trusted global leader in clean energy certification. “We make it easy for businesses and individuals to purchase verified clean energy with confidence, and for consumers to choose sustainable products and services. We advocate for the advancement of clean energy policy, markets, and technology, and believe in their economic and environmental benefits. By working together, we can power a renewable future.”
POST CONSUMER WASTE – CERTIFICATE
A global non-profit organisation that pioneered the eco-labelling movement with a mission to transform the economy for a healthier, greener world. For 30 years, Green Seal’s rigorous standards for health, sustainability and product performance have driven permanent shifts in the marketplace, empowering better purchasing decisions and rewarding industry innovators. With thousands of certified products, services and spaces from the world’s leading companies, the Green Seal certification mark is a universal symbol that a product or service meets the highest benchmark of health and environmental leadership.
THE BLUE WAY by BLUESIGN represents the vision and mindset of responsible and sustainable manufacturing of textile consumer products. BLUESIGN is a system that provides safer and more sustainable environments for people to work in and everyone to live in. Powered by a holistic approach, BLUESIGN traces each textile’s path along the manufacturing process, making improvements at every stage from factory floor to finished product.
SMETA is an audit methodology, providing a compilation of best practice ethical audit techniques. It is designed to help auditors conduct high quality audits that encompass all aspects of responsible business practice, covering Sedex’s four pillars of Labour, Health and Safety, Environment and Business Ethics.
GLOBAL RECYCLING STANDARD
The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is an international, voluntary, full product standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of Recycled Content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices, and chemical restrictions.
Manufacture of a product in the UK.
Carbon Neutral is a term used to describe the state of an entity (such as a company, service, product or event), where the carbon emissions caused by them have been balanced out by funding an equivalent amount of carbon savings elsewhere in the world.
EN12471 / EN1811: Nickle Release for plated products
BSEN71-3: 1995 // BS 5665 Part 3 1995 // EN71-3 Migratable Led levels.
Products in accordance with OEKO TEX Standard 100
OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is one of the world's best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. It stands for customer confidence and high product safety.