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The Building and Wood Workers' International, IG Metall and Wilkhahn, an office furniture manufacturer based in Bad Münder, signed an International Framework Agreement (IFA) on 13 February in Frankfurt. The agreement commits the company to the observance of minimum standards for the working conditions of all its employees at its domestic and especially also foreign workplaces.
Anita Normark, BWI General Secretary, said: "Wilkhahn shows that globally active small and medium-sized companies can assume international commitments and respect international labour standards. BWI has international framework agreements also with Faber-Castell, Schwan-Stabilo, and Staedtler.”
Wilkhahn employs some 600 people at three manufacturing sites (Germany, Spain, Australia) and at fifteen distributorships, including 440 employees at its headquarters in Bad Münder.