201017th December 2010
Mountain Equipment join forces with the IDFL to gather information and challenge assumptions about our supply chain. We become the first brand in the world to carry out an audit of a multi-source supply chain in China. Travelling to Heibei Province in China, representatives from the IDFL visit the factories, down-processors and slaughterhouses. In addition to this we visit a representative sample of farms. The whole supply-chain is mapped, learning about the different farms and working practices as we go, documentation is checked and evidence gathered through a process of face to face interviews and photographic records. This forms the basis for our very first DOWN CODEX® audit.