// Mango has for the first time published its list of second-tier factories
// The publication of list is part of a Bilateral Agreement signed between Mango and the CCOO Industry trade union
Mango has published a list of its Tier 2 factories and also released an updated version of its Tier 1 factory list, continuing to advance its commitment towards transparency.
The retailer published an inaugural list of its Tier 1 suppliers in 2020, becoming the first major company in the Spanish fashion sector to do this.
It has now updated this list and for the first time added Tier 2 factories, which are related to production processes and by 2022, it aims to also publish its Tier 3 supplier list, which relate to raw materials.
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Supply chains can be broken down into a system of “Tiers” based on closeness to your business or final product.
Tier 1 partners are those that you directly conduct business with, including contracted manufacturing facilities or production partners. Take, for example, a retailer selling clothing: The factory that assembles that company’s cotton t-shirts is a Tier 1 supplier.
Tier 2 suppliers as the sources where your Tier 1 suppliers get their materials. Again, using the clothing retailer example: That t-shirt factory receives its materials from a fabric mill. That mill is a Tier 2 supplier to the apparel company.
The current list includes information on the declared factories Mango produced in during 2021, fulfilling the requirements of the Transparency Pledge Standard, an initiative launched by a coalition of nine employment and human rights organisations committed to transparency in the supply chains of the clothing and footwear industry.
The publication of list is part of a Bilateral Agreement signed between Mango and the CCOO Industry trade union in 2018, which aims to improve the rights of people who work in the manufacture of the firm’s products, and to promote responsibility in global supply chains within the fashion sector.