Ever since it was established, Van der Erve has attached great importance to the quality of its products.
To maintain quality assurance, our products are subject to various safety measures and tests – throughout the whole production process.
The entire process is coordinated by our QAD (quality assurance department), in our headquarters in Brussels as well as in our offices in the Far East. We also depend on the services of external laboratories such as Hohenstein, Centexbel, SGS, Intertek, Bureau Veritas and TÜV Rheinland.
Our goal is to continually improve our products’ health and safety aspects.
Quality is also guaranteed by the fact that all our suppliers have to comply with REACH legislation.
We ensure that our products are certified in accordance with the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100.
Corporate social responsibility
Van der Erve takes its corporate social responsibility very seriously! This responsibility includes the organisation’s economic, ecological and social behaviour.
Within this framework, we make every effort to ensure that the working conditions in countries where our products are manufactured are improved, the efficiency of raw materials used in production is increased and the safety of our garments is optimised for the benefit of humans and the environment.
We are member of BSCI, an FTA (Foreign Trade Association) initiative. BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) aims to improve working conditions, including the rights like organising a union, having safe working conditions and excluding forced and child labour.
This is coordinated internally by our Social Compliance department, which monitors and supervises our agents in the Far East if necessary.
Van der Erve has signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in order to promote a safe production environment.
To protect future generations and provide them with the opportunities they deserve, Van der Erve is also proactively supporting various organisations at home and abroad.