201217th December 2012
Prior to 2012, all of the auditing work we had carried out had focussed solely on down being sourced for use in our range of sleeping bags. In the summer of 2012 we begin the first stage of introducing DOWN CODEX® to our clothing range and turn our attention to one of our major garment factories who sourced their own down. Representatives from the IDFL visit Henan Zhejiang province, visiting both down processors and slaughterhouses. The suppliers paperwork confirm that they too use collection-based down, sourced from local markets.
That same year, the IDFL introduces a formal supply chain auditing score-sheet, based on many of the experiences learnt working with Mountain Equipment since 2010. We become the first brand to score ‘risk’ – underlining our commitment to ongoing improvement. Supply Chain auditing becomes an integral part of the business services IDFL offer to clients worldwide.