WHAT WE STAND FOR
In the digital age where the world is more interconnected than ever, responsible sourcing and transparency have become key differentiators for fashion companies.
At GMS, our CSR experts make sure we keep abreast with the most relevant regulations, standards, best practices and trends in and around social compliance. We are well networked and actively participate at relevant international forums and conferences.
All of our suppliers are audited, certified and regularly checked against BSCI, one of the leading global standards for ethical and social compliance for the textile industry. You can read more about BSCI here.
Moreover, all of our suppliers must adhere to our stringent Code of Conduct (CoC) and may only work together with firms which are also committed to complying with our CoC and requirements.
To counter child labor, GMS has also become a member of CCR CSR, the Center for Child Rights and CSR. You can read more about CCR CSR here.
For customers with varying needs, we also observe and apply additional compliance standards and measures, to ensure the integrity of their brand philosophy.
„It’s a people’s business“
MANAGING DIRECTOR – KONSTANTIN KIRCHFELD Konstantin is a strong believer in business ethics and sees his long-term relationships with clients, manufacturers and his trusted team as the key to his success.
With over 14 years of experience within the fashion industry ranging from retail distribution & buying, design & brand management to sourcing Konstantin understands what clients want and need. With this in mind, he opened GMS Hong Kong to source for the Peek & Cloppenburg’s portfolio of in-house brands in 2011. Prior to that he spent 1.5years in Bangladesh to lay down the fundamentals for GMS’s trusted and BSCI approved supplier network. It was during his stay, that he truly understood the potential Bangladesh has as the premier sourcing country it is today. Fascinated by the skillfulness and kindness he was confronted with, he decided to get involved in local charitable initiatives and as a result GMS Dhaka is now proudly employing six graduates from the HR development program. The Kitchen Vision Lab, Konstantin’s latest brain-child, primarily sources in Bangladesh to ensure sustainable and ethical sourcing that satisfies the highest level of demands.
As ‘the ‘next-generation’ sourcing agent, Konstantin is eager to optimize old-fashioned production cycles to cut-lead-times, costs and resources wasted. He thrives for innovation and is at the forefront of product development. Furthermore, he is a regular at international fashion fairs and his expertise and visions are trusted by industry leaders and media alike.