The REWE Group is implementing a range of measures to make its textiles supply chains more sustainable. To increase fairness, the REWE Group requires that its business partners meet minimum standards laid out in the applicable national and international laws, as well as the International Labour Organization’s core labour standards (ILO). This is certified through accredited social audits, such as those conducted by the BSCI. Furthermore, the company requires production facilities to carry out inspections, renovation and improvement work and fire prevention training and to establish occupational health and safety committees. Textile processing methods that are hazardous to health, such as sand blasting, have been phased out, as has the purchase of cotton from Uzbekistan, which has a poor record on child and forced labour. In respect of the conservation of resources, suppliers must meet OEKO-TEX®’s Standard 100. In addition, PRO PLANET suppliers are only permitted to process sustainable cotton that complies with the GOTS or CmiA standard. In terms of the management of chemicals, valid wastewater tests must be submitted, and the use of hazardous chemicals should be avoided. To uphold high standards of animal welfare, the REWE Group prohibits the use of certain materials, including real leather, cashmere and snakeskin, as well as practices such as live plucking.