Project Description

MADE-BY confirmed high social standards at TATONKA

The European Not-for-Profit Organisation MADE-BY confirmed that TATONKA achieved 100% of the required social standards (Class A) in 2011. MADE-BY checked and evaluated the measures of 2011 carried out at the company‘s production site Mountech CO. Ltd. in Vietnam (establishment of OPEN FACTORY, certification to SA 8000).

TATONKA took part in the survey as a member of the European Outdoor Group (EOG) and the Bundesverband der Deutschen Sportartikel-Industrie (BSI), the German Association of the Sporting Goods Industry for the second time. The associations launched the collaboration with MADE-BY in 2012 on behalf of their members. The aim was to gain an insight into the adherence to social standards, to compare results and formulate further targets.

The participating brands were evaluated using a questionnaire developed by MADE-BY, and to do so presented the production details of their companies, the certifications they had achieved, audit reports and other information pertaining to the production process. MADEBY visited the companies personally, and ensured that the information that had been provided was correct. A score card for each company indicated in percent the extent to which the defined social standards are met. MADE-BY rates the standards used within the industry ETI (Ethical Trading Initiative), FWF (Fair Weather Foundation) and SA8000 as extremely comprehensive.

MADE-BY is a European Not-for-Profit organisation that is dedicated to improving social conditions and environmental care in the textiles industry. MADE-BY was founded in Holland in 2004, and has been active in Germany since 2008, and in England since 2009. Further information: