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Responsible Supply Chain

As a brand owner the majority of our largest impacts are through our purchasing decisions, product manufacture, and raw material sourcing. We therefore work with a select number of contract manufacturers that are committed to our company values and as such they also work with suppliers that commit to the same.

Woods of Windsor has complete transparency of all suppliers involved in the manufacture of its products and packaging and all of these are located within the UK. To ensure this transparency all contract manufacturers and suppliers contributing to Woods of Windsor products must be able to demonstrate commitment to the following areas:

  • No animal testing is to be performed by or for the company for the determination of safety or on any specific ingredients
  • No animal based ingredients must be used if they cause any harm to animal welfare
  • The company will carry out rigorous, non-animal testing to every product before launch and will not launch a product with any doubt of its safety
  • All suppliers must have an up to date environmental policy to demonstrate commitment to sustainable manufacture and this must include as a minimum: REACH Compliance, energy efficiency measures and waste management
  • All suppliers must be independently audited for BRC, or equivalent, accreditation
  • All suppliers must have a certificate of good manufacturing practice to ensure they follow current legal and industry guidelines as applicable in the EU
  • All products must have a full specification INCI list signed by the relevant development Chemist
  • All products must have a Certificate of Analysis signed by the relevant Quality Manager; a product sample will also be requested for any new products
  • All products must have a Safety Data Sheet
  • All suppliers must be compliant to EU regulation on employment law