WHO IS IN THE SCHEME?
WHO IS IN THE SCHEME?
The FRETWORK Code of Good Practice (FCOGP) scheme includes the following Companies who have made both the commitment to the principles of the scheme and the requirements to meet the conditions that allow them to be included in this list.
Failure to meet those requirements will mean they are not on the list.
GORT SERVICES LTD.
DINSMORE TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS LTD
EUROFLAM FR LTD
CLARKSON TEXTILES LTD.
TOKYO FABRICS INTERNATIONAL LTD.
H & C WHITEHEAD, LTD.
FORMULATED POLYMER PRODUCTS LTD.
LUBRIZOL ADVANCED MATERIALS LTD.
This Scheme is centred on the production of Textiles, to meet the Legal Consumer Safety Requirements of the FFR, as part of a supply chain.
The Scheme involves Companies who treat and test textiles to provide legally compliant textiles for the manufacture of upholstery according to the requirements of the FFR and their partners in the supply chain that includes the Companies who manufacture chemical formulations for the treatment of textiles.
In this Group the expertise and knowledge of the textile treatments, the textiles and the end performance requirements will all be controlled for both legal compliance and the Suitability for Purpose. The Suitability for Purpose also includes a full and careful consideration of all aspects of Consumer Safety for those Consumers who will be the final End User of the articles.
The Group of Companies involved in this scheme are committed to demonstrating the recognition and application of good practice that can thus be made available for external audit. It is a principle of this scheme that a failure to embrace this commitment will lead to denial of membership of the scheme.
2 points are crucial:
1. External testing, subsequent to processing, must be capable of
being linked to the measurements made during processing
– TRACEABILITY IS KEY.
2. The whole supply chain benefits if ALL External Testing is fed
into the data generated.
Many of the working procedures and the nature of the textiles in process have remained the same during the centuries of industrialised manufacture of textiles. Much is done on a daily basis on Principles of Custom, Practice and Experience. This is further complicated by variables such as the fibre type and construction of the textiles involved.
The FFR is based on a pass/fail testing procedure but the many variables possible in both the materials tested and the method of test require considerable experience in managing the production of legally compliant products.
The start point for this Scheme is the setting out of a clear statement of those procedures and characteristics outlined above so that auditing procedures could be established with confidence that process variables could be explained and understood in a way that has not previously been made. This provides the entry point for external auditing of the manufacturing process and the creation of openness and transparency in the manufacturing process that has hitherto been complex and difficult to explain.
The Development of this Auditing Scheme is based on the creation of a written description of the working principles to provide a practical insight into the working methods.