For more than two decades, SWI has been part of the world of school-wear market in the UK on every level, delivering state-of-the-art sports apparel accessories and daywear uniform. Today, we are a market leader in the school-wear industry and offer a broad portfolio of products which are available throughout the UK and internationally. Our strategy is to develop the schools and college market by continuously strengthening our brands and products to improve our competitive position and financial performance.
We source products from a multi-tiered external supply chain in a large variety of countries.
Our vision is clear:
We aim to enhance social and environmental performance in the company and the supply chain, thereby improving the lives of the people making our products.
We are striving to be the leader in our industry and this demands that we return strong financial results. But leadership is not only about results, it is also about how success is achieved. We are accountable for the way we do business. In particular, we accept responsibility for the way our products are manufactured by our suppliers. By our actions we can - and should - improve the lives of workers who make our products.
As a truly International business in the sports and uniform industry, SWI is continually confronted with a variety of challenges that arise from our commitment to striking the balance between shareholder interests and the needs and concerns of our employees, the workers in our supply chain and the environment, or in short in our aim to become a sustainable company.
Passion, Knowledge, Innovation, Excellence, Trust
These are our company values.
They help us to create brands that our customers believe in and they commit us to playing by the rules that society expects of a responsible company.
Society's rules are not always written down. We discover them by engaging with the people that our business touches, learning above all that companies are expected to be accountable for their actions. So we are committed to reporting publicly on the steps we take to have a more positive impact on society and the planet.
For SWI, this means designing products that are environmentally sound, and reducing the environmental impacts of our day-to-day operations and in our supply chain.
It is about setting workplace standards for our suppliers to meet and helping them to ensure fair, safe and healthy conditions in their factories.
Importantly, it also means looking after the wellbeing and careers of our employees - the company's biggest asset - and making a positive contribution to the communities where we operate.
Adhering to all applicable laws, directives and guidelines is a business imperative. But that is not enough. We are continuously striving to improve our performance and our standing in society. We set ourselves targets that stretch us, regularly review our progress and set ourselves new goals. That is what the world's leading athletes do, and it is what we must do as an international leader in the school-wear industry.
Social and Environmental Affairs
We are accountable for the way we do business. In particular, we accept responsibility for the way our products are manufactured by our suppliers.
As a leader in our industry, we are dedicated to socially responsible, safe and environmentally sound practices in the company and its supply chain to enhance the value of our brands by:
Our vision is clear: to enhance social and environmental performance in the supply chain, thereby improving the lives of the people making our products.
Our approach is simple: to increase accountability and transparency and make suppliers' compliance process self-governing.
Our success is a direct result of the commitment and talents of people who work for us. We are seeking to build the leading team in the industry.
Our mission is to create the best and most productive workplace possible by: