Gemo follows the texts of the International Labor Organization and the laws in force in the countries of production. Gemo guarantees that 100% of its suppliers have been audited. Social audits are used to check working conditions at production sites. Gemo signed the Responsible Supplier Relations Charter developed by Business Mediation and the National Procurement Council. This charter formalizes the desire of Gemo to build with its partners a relationship based on listening, exchange and support of its suppliers. Gemo aims to become the first brand labeled "Supplier Relations & Responsible Purchasing". This label aims to distinguish French companies that have demonstrated lasting and balanced relationships with their suppliers.
The worker surveys: Since 2018, Gémo has been conducting surveys of factory workers in order to know their opinion anonymously about their working conditions. The data is transmitted to the management of these factories in order to improve their working conditions. Gemo thus helps the employees of the factories and their management to be actors of the improvements. The workers surveys were conducted in 100% of the factories in India, a dozen in Bangladesh, and will start this work in China from the end of 2019.
Gemo has made fire prevention one of the priority areas of its actions with its partners in charge of the manufacture of its products. As part of its continuous improvement of the working conditions of its manufacturers, Gémo regularly organizes workshops on the theme of fire safety in partnership with firefighters in Bangladesh. These workshops include various types of exercises such as the triggering of alarms, the evacuation of buildings, the use of fire hoses ... The managers of this program also check the equipment of the factories and identify areas for improvement in the field. training and team coordination.
Since 2015, the GÉMO brand has been financing a pre-school education program with UNICEF , to provide access to preschool education for the most vulnerable children in Dhaka (Bangladesh's capital city). Every year, this support benefits 12,000 children from 4 to 6 years old. On the other hand, Gemo is a partner of the Donation in Nature Agency: 50,000 pairs of shoes and 15,000 children's textile items were supplied by the brand. The solidarity round was set up in April 2019 in all Gémo stores for the UNICEF program.