Imago's social, environmental and product safety policies

Deciding where to place your work often rests on more than price and quality.  

You want to be sure that the factory is run ethically and uses materials from a sustainable source and that the final product complies with any safety requirements.    

We understand how important it is to you that we engage with reputable and responsible partners and that we have control of these aspects.  

It's part of our service. 

Socially responsible manufacturing 

We are committed to ensuring that the items we produce are manufactured in factories which operate ethically and responsibly.   We foster long term partnerships with our suppliers and require them to work positively and transparently to improve conditions in the workplace. 

We require our key suppliers to:

  • undertake regular and widely recognised ethical trading audits such as the ICTI Process, SMETA, BSCI or  SA8000 
  • provide employees with safe and good working conditions, fair treatment and reasonable rates of pay in line with all applicable laws
  • Respect workers rights in line with all applicable laws

From 2003 - 2016 Imago was founding member of PRELIMS (Publishers Resolution of Ethical International Manufacturing Standards), a collaboration of publishers who wanted to promote the continuous improvement of conditions within their supply chains.   PRELIMS members agreed a code of conduct which covered all aspects relating to working conditions and monitored suppliers performance through third party audits. 

In 2016 we joined EcoVadis to help improve the monitoring and reporting of environmental, social and ethical performance across our supply chain.   We are currently engaging with our suppliers to commence this project for 2017. 

For more information about PRELIMS visit www.prelimsgroup.com

For more information about ECOVADIS visit www.ecovadis.com 

Modern Slavery Statement 2015/6 

View our Modern Slavery Statement for 2015-6 

Ethical paper sourcing

  •  FSC® Certification

Imago became FSC certified in 2008. Many of our manufacturing partners have also achieved certification, meaning we can offer complete chain of custody to certified businesses or, for those not certified, the ability to have the appropriate FSC logo on their products. 

Links to our certification:  

Imago's FSC certification

  • PREPS

We are a member of PREPS (Publishers' database for Responsible Environmental Paper Sourcing), a collaboration of publishers who formed in 2006 to create a framework to enable informed and ethical sourcing of materials. Over the years PREPS have built up a database which holds technical specifications of the pulps and forest sources of the papers used, enabling us to access information about the environmental credentials of the papers we offer.

For more information about PREPS go to www.prepsgroup.com

Product Safety 

We want to be sure that the products you design and we supply are safe and compliant.

We have our own independent safety consultant, from the safety industry, who works closely with our sales and production teams to help them assess the physical and chemical risks, and identify the legal requirements for your products for the territory and target age you are selling to.

Our process starts at enquiry stage so that we know the right questions to ask prospective suppliers. We let you know the requirements, what certification the supplier is able to provide and recommend the best ways to fill in any gaps.   We will then let you know the cost to test via a certified laboratory and oversee this on your behalf.