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Social Responsibility

Simon Li joined United Nations ¡°Global Compact¡± in 2003 as one of the first China based companies. The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. By doing so, business, as a primary driver of globalization, can help ensure that markets, commerce, technology and finance advance in ways that benefit economies and societies everywhere.
Global Compact is about basic human rights and set standards and rules for the protection of workers human rights, protect freedom of association, against forced labor, child labor, discrimination, bribery and corruption.
Simon Li is also a member of the CSR Working Group of the Danish Foreign Mission, led by the Royal Danish Embassy in Beijing.
Simon Li has created a fund for workers health and security. The fund is managed by the workers and is used for special medical needs. Workers and staff donates money and the company will match all donations with a double up.
Quality education for staff and workers kids is an essential area for the company. We work on securing the best school offers for the workers kids in the local public schools.
Social events, sport clubs, sport tournaments, annual award event and other activities are part of the lively calendar for the company year.
Donations and charity projects in close cooperation with the local governments for the community around the factories has always been an integrated part of being a good company.
Corruption is rampant in China. We know how destructive and detrimental corruption and bribery in all its forms, even in a small scale can be for a business and a company and the people within it. Simon Li has very strict policies, standards and behavior patterns set up around this to secure a 100% clean and fair business environment. On top of this, internal audits by external auditors are carried out every year.

Sustainability

Clean and responsible business principles are part of Simon Li¡¯s business foundation. As an active partner of UN Global Compact, we support a strong approach to environmental challenges and undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility. We also encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
As leather is an important material for our industry and leather tanning can be a very polluting process, we have joined ¡°The Leather Working Group¡± a global initiative for environmentally responsible leather production started by Adidas and Nike. Simon Li is one of the only furniture brands in the Leather Working Group and we work actively to secure that our tanneries and suppliers adhere to the principles and become members.
Simon Li is striving to become Carbon neutral to fight against global warming and climate change. As a first major step, Simon Li installed 700 KWP of solar power panels at the Jiashan Factory complex in 2013. This solar installation covers more than 50% of the electricity usage of the Jiashan factory complex. Simon Li is preparing for investments in more sustainable energy sources, being self-sufficient with renewable energy sources before 2020 is the goal.
A broader environmentally sustainable business model is being developed.