An important cornerstone of our sustainability concept are our memberships in various initiatives in order to verify compliance with legal
requirements in the environmental and social field and to improve them in the long-term.

Schmidt Group has become a participant of amfori BSCI (Trade with purpose - Business Social Compliance Initiative) since 2010, targeting on
improving the labour and social standards of workers all over the world.
We‘ve implemented the Code of Conduct with our business partners and monitor the standards by regular inspections/audits.

Schmidt Group has become a participant of amfori BEPI (Trade with purpose - Business Environmental Performance Initiative) since 2017, targeting
on efficient improvement of environmental performance in 11 specified areas along the entire supply chain.

By active participation in project groups of this initiative we are participating in the further development of the human rights due diligence.

We joined the Accord agreement soon after its founding in 2013 and support our production partners in the implementation of making their
operations more secure.

The core of the agreement is essentially about checking and ensuring building and fire safety.
Steady and sustainable improvements of the safety of workers thus is ensured by auditing factories and preparing the appropriate action plans to
remedy the situation. This dynamic process is checked by regular subsequent audits.