MASCOT is the largest, privately owned manufacturer of workwear in Europe. We consider social responsibility to be a natural part of running a business. It is not only our aim to create a profitable business but also to fulfil our ethical, social and environmental responsibility as a company.
Code of conduct
At MASCOT we work on the basis of the international Code of Conduct. This consists of a number of fundamental principles for ethical and responsible conduct worldwide.
Documentation of social responsibility
The factories in both MASCOT Vietnam and MASCOT Laos are SA 8000 certified. SA 8000 is documented proof of a safe and secure working environment. Companies with SA 8000 are able to show and prove that they do not use child or forced labour, that they have a good working environment adapted to local conditions, right of association, no discrimination, reasonable working hours and wages and an efficient management system including control of the subcontractors staff conditions.
Ever since the establishment of the factory in Vietnam MASCOT has had European management and European labour standards including health insurance, free canteen, trade union, a high safety level and free medical clinic for all employees. It has been a natural formalisation of the existing working conditions to implement the structured process required by SA 8000 certification. Read more about SA 8000.
The local community
As a family owned business based in Silkeborg, Denmark, we put a great deal of emphasis on playing an active role in the local community and provide support for various activities and organisations. Furthermore, MASCOT is currently the main sponsor for the Premier League football club, Silkeborg IF.