The Mills. Our Partners.
We visit all of our partners and their facilities regularly to ensure that their working practices are in line with A. Holt & Son’s ethical principles and to nurture and grow our close relationships.
All our mills in India are audited for social accountability to SA8000 standard. It is one of the world’s first auditable social certification standards for decent workplaces, across all industrial sectors and is based on the UN Declaration of Human Rights, conventions of the ILO, UN and national law.
One of our major Mills in India go so far as to offer free accommodation and transport, subsidised catering and on site recreational activities, such as yoga and meditation. On site medical check-ups are also provided to all employees and their families.
Our other, smaller, suppliers in India have high ethical standards towards their employees and the environment, which include educational and health programs.
We are committed to supporting UK manufacturing, where possible, and have close links with Mills in Lancashire. These mills offer excellent finishing services, flexibility and short lead times and specialist expertise in niche areas.
We also work with suppliers in Turkey, Egypt and Pakistan, who all have their specialties, which are used accordingly.