CSR Report Q1 2020

CSR Report Q1 2020

CSR Report Q1 2020

CSR Report Q1 2020

We are not just another label.

We are not just another label.

We think fashion differently. We do things differently.

Our 2025 goal is to be the most sustainable company we can possibly be. We developed our CSR Roadmap with clear targets and an action plan to get there and we want to give you quarterly updates on where we stand. Here comes our first CSR Report.

We think fashion differently. We do things differently.

Our 2025 goal is to be the most sustainable company we can possibly be. We developed our CSR Roadmap with clear targets and an action plan to get there and we want to give you quarterly updates on where we stand. Here comes our first CSR Report.

01

Our Key Achievements

Our Key Achievements

BETTER MATERIALS

Better
Materials

FAIR FACTORIES

Fair
Factories

  • 100% traceability to our garment factories
  • 30 on-site factory visits in the last two years
  • 87% of suppliers covered by our responsible supply chain management system

TRANSPARENCY & TRACEABILITY

Transparency
& Traceability

  • Go-live of our sustainability webpages
  • Updated and published our Supplier Code of Conduct
  • New icons in our shop to inform on product sustainability

FOOTPRINT REDUCTION

Footprint
Reduction

  • 100% of CO2 emissions from deliveries and online shop offset
  • 100% renewable energy in our own operations
  • Reduction of CO2 emissions from long-distance shipping

ANIMAL WELFARE

Animal
Welfare

  • Trained Design and Buying Teams on Animal Welfare issues
  • Created our Animal Welfare Policy
  • Joined the Fur Free Alliance

VALUE CREATION

Value
Creation

  • Joined the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles to foster industry cooperation
  • Partnered with Stop!MicroWaste on microplastics
  • Trained 50% of employees on sustainability focus topics, including Code of Conduct

BETTER MATERIALS

Better
Materials

FAIR FACTORIES

Fair
Factories

  • 100% traceability to our garment factories
  • 30 on-site factory visits in the last two years
  • 87% of suppliers covered by our responsible supply chain management system

TRANSPARENCY & TRACEABILITY

Transparency
& Traceability

  • Go-live of our sustainability webpages
  • Updated and published our Supplier Code of Conduct
  • New icons in our shop to inform on product sustainability

FOOTPRINT REDUCTION

Footprint
Reduction

  • 100% of CO2 emissions from deliveries and online shop offset
  • 100% renewable energy in our own operations
  • Reduction of CO2 emissions from long-distance shipping

ANIMAL WELFARE

Animal
Welfare

  • Trained Design and Buying Teams on Animal Welfare issues
  • Created our Animal Welfare Policy
  • Joined the Fur Free Alliance

VALUE CREATION

Value
Creation

  • Joined the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles to foster industry cooperation
  • Partnered with Stop!MicroWaste on microplastics
  • Trained 50% of employees on sustainability focus topics, including Code of Conduct

02

02

Better Materials

Better Materials

‘We want to use only environment-friendly fabrics & eliminate all hazardous chemicals from our supply chain.’

‘We want to use only environment-friendly fabrics & eliminate all hazardous chemicals from our supply chain.’

02

02

Better Materials

Better Materials

‘We want to use only environment-friendly fabrics & eliminate all hazardous chemicals from our supply chain.’

‘We want to use only environment-friendly fabrics & eliminate all hazardous chemicals from our supply chain.’

Targets
& Actions

Targets
& Actions

  • 100% SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS BY 2025


The good news is, we are well on track to reach our goal! We’re very proud to have almost doubled the share of products made entirely from eco-friendly fabrics from 23% to 41% in our new collection. The first thing we did last year was assess our status quo and do a lot of research to set up our Preferred Fibres & Materials Standard. We also started a library which categorises fabrics according to eco-friendliness to help us source more environment-friendly fabrics. We were excited to launch our first plissée skirts made from recycled PET bottles in 2019!

While there were some no-brainers like shifting from conventional to organic and from virgin to recycled, viscose and cellulose-based fibres turned out to be trickier. So we joined forces with the experts, international not-for-profit organisation Canopy, to map our supply chain and check our producers‘ environmental Hot Button Ranking. It has always been our philosophy to use high-quality materials and we are happy that our mapping shows that more often than not quality and sustainability go hand in hand. You can read more about our commitment here.

  • 100% SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS BY 2025


The good news is, we are well on track to reach our goal! We’re very proud to have almost doubled the share of products made entirely from eco-friendly fabrics from 23% to 41% in our new collection. The first thing we did last year was assess our status quo and do a lot of research to set up our Preferred Fibres & Materials Standard. We also started a library which categorises fabrics according to eco-friendliness to help us source more environment-friendly fabrics. We were excited to launch our first plissée skirts made from recycled PET bottles in 2019!

While there were some no-brainers like shifting from conventional to organic and from virgin to recycled, viscose and cellulose-based fibres turned out to be trickier. So we joined forces with the experts, international not-for-profit organisation Canopy, to map our supply chain and check our producers‘ environmental Hot Button Ranking. It has always been our philosophy to use high-quality materials and we are happy that our mapping shows that more often than not quality and sustainability go hand in hand. You can read more about our commitment here.

Animal welfare is very important to us, and we’ve always been careful in the selection of animal-derived materials. So, in 2019 we drew up a formal policy with our precise criteria. We’ve always taken a strong stance against using fur, angora and down. Other materials such as wool, leather and silk, we decided to continue to use, but only under the condition that they meet our social, environmental and traceability criteria. You can learn more on Our Fabrics page.

Animal welfare is very important to us, and we’ve always been careful in the selection of animal-derived materials. So, in 2019 we drew up a formal policy with our precise criteria. We’ve always taken a strong stance against using fur, angora and down. Other materials such as wool, leather and silk, we decided to continue to use, but only under the condition that they meet our social, environmental and traceability criteria. You can learn more on Our Fabrics page.

Results

Results

41%
of our styles had eco-friendly shell & lining fabrics
41%
of our styles had eco-friendly shell & lining fabrics
61%
of our cotton styles are made from organic cotton
61%
of our cotton styles are made from organic cotton
56%
of our polyester styles are made from recycled PET
56%
of our polyester styles are made from recycled PET
100%
of our T-Shirts are made from 100% organic cotton
100%
of our T-Shirts are made from 100% organic cotton
83%
of our viscose and forest-derived fibre producers mapped
83%
of our viscose and forest-derived fibre producers mapped
72%
of viscose styles made from Green Shirt producers
72%
of viscose styles made from Green Shirt producers
41%
of our styles had eco-friendly shell & lining fabrics
41%
of our styles had eco-friendly shell & lining fabrics
61%
of our cotton styles are made from organic cotton
61%
of our cotton styles are made from organic cotton
56%
of our polyester styles are made from recycled PET
56%
of our polyester styles are made from recycled PET
100%
of our T-Shirts are made from 100% organic cotton
100%
of our T-Shirts are made from 100% organic cotton
83%
of our viscose and forest-derived fibre producers mapped
83%
of our viscose and forest-derived fibre producers mapped
72%
of viscose styles made from Green Shirt producers
72%
of viscose styles made from Green Shirt producers

Challenges
& To-dos

Challenges
& To-dos

TRIMS

Buttons, zippers, threads - there are a lot more components to a garment besides the fabrics. In line with our values of longevity and quality, we currently procure 100% of our zippers from YKK, famous for its durable fasteners. For the next collection we have big plans to pilot trims made from organic and recycled materials and to increase the level of traceability for every component of our garments.

RECYCLED VS. VIRGIN FIBRES

We are very proud that we've been steadily increasing our use of recycled materials, for example from zero to 56% in two years in the case of recycled polyester. The biggest challenges we face are in terms of fibre strength, colour outcomes and softness, which sometimes lag behind their virgin counterparts. But we never give up and are working with our fabric suppliers and mills to challenge these boundaries.

MONOMATERIALS
VS. BLENDS

Blending several fibres together basically means you combine their individual benefits in one fabric. The dilemma is that right now fabric blends cannot be recycled. We keep this trade-off in mind when choosing our fabrics. We know that the issue of textile recycling is urgent and can only be solved through multi-stakeholder collaboration, which is why we try to engage at an industry level.

CHEMICALS

While there are some initiatives, overall the fashion industry is not very advanced on this important topic. At IVY & OAK, we will establish a comprehensive chemicals roadmap this year and engage with our mills on chemical usage in dyeing and finishing processes.

TRIMS

Buttons, zippers, threads - there are a lot more components to a garment besides the fabrics. In line with our values of longevity and quality, we currently procure 100% of our zippers from YKK, famous for its durable fasteners. For the next collection we have big plans to pilot trims made from organic and recycled materials and to increase the level of traceability for every component of our garments.

RECYCLED VS. VIRGIN FIBRES

We are very proud that we've been steadily increasing our use of recycled materials, for example from zero to 56% in two years in the case of recycled polyester. The biggest challenges we face are in terms of fibre strength, colour outcomes and softness, which sometimes lag behind their virgin counterparts. But we never give up and are working with our fabric suppliers and mills to challenge these boundaries.

MONOMATERIALS
VS. BLENDS

Blending several fibres together basically means you combine their individual benefits in one fabric. The dilemma is that right now fabric blends cannot be recycled. We keep this trade-off in mind when choosing our fabrics. We know that the issue of textile recycling is urgent and can only be solved through multi-stakeholder collaboration, which is why we try to engage at an industry level.

CHEMICALS

While there are some initiatives, overall the fashion industry is not very advanced on this important topic. At IVY & OAK, we will establish a comprehensive chemicals roadmap this year and engage with our mills on chemical usage in dyeing and finishing processes.

03

03

Fair Factories

Fair Factories

‘We want to ensure fair employment for everyone in our supply chain.’

‘We want to ensure fair employment for everyone in our supply chain.’

03

03

Fair Factories

Fair Factories

‘We want to ensure fair employment for everyone in our supply chain.’

‘We want to ensure fair employment for everyone in our supply chain.’

Targets
& Actions

Targets
& Actions

  • 100% OF FACTORIES MEET SUSTAINABILITY REQUIREMENTS BY 2021


We work with a lot of small factories, most of whom have been our partners since the beginning. As we grew bigger over the last years, we saw the need to formalise our approach and created a CSR supplier management framework: we reviewed our Code of Conduct, set up clear due diligence procedures to ensure new suppliers fulfil our social requirements, as well as a monitoring system for our existing partners.

  • 100% OF FACTORIES MEET SUSTAINABILITY REQUIREMENTS BY 2021


We work with a lot of small factories, most of whom have been our partners since the beginning. As we grew bigger over the last years, we saw the need to formalise our approach and created a CSR supplier management framework: we reviewed our Code of Conduct, set up clear due diligence procedures to ensure new suppliers fulfil our social requirements, as well as a monitoring system for our existing partners.

It may come as a surprise to many that it’s common in the fashion industry to not know where garments are produced. Subcontracting is wide-spread, and complex opaque supply chains can be the result. Since knowing who makes our clothes is the pre-condition for improving working conditions, we put a particular focus on this in our due diligence system.

We keep track of our factories via regular assessments, on-site visits and social audits. While audits are an important tool to get insights into labour standards, they represent snapshots and can be burdensome, especially for small factories. Therefore, we capitalise on building long-term personal relationships, building trust and cooperating with our partners as equals.

It may come as a surprise to many that it’s common in the fashion industry to not know where garments are produced. Subcontracting is wide-spread, and complex opaque supply chains can be the result. Since knowing who makes our clothes is the pre-condition for improving working conditions, we put a particular focus on this in our due diligence system.

We keep track of our factories via regular assessments, on-site visits and social audits. While audits are an important tool to get insights into labour standards, they represent snapshots and can be burdensome, especially for small factories. Therefore, we capitalise on building long-term personal relationships, building trust and cooperating with our partners as equals.

Results

Results

100%
traceability to our manufacturing partners
100%
traceability to our manufacturing partners
30
on-site factory visits in the last two years
30
on-site factory visits in the last two years
100%
of suppliers have signed our Code of Conduct
100%
of suppliers have signed our Code of Conduct
Zero
violations of requirements detected in 2019
Zero
violations of requirements detected in 2019
87%
of suppliers covered by CSR management system
87%
of suppliers covered by CSR management system
64%
of factories were audited in the last two years*
64%
of factories were audited in the last two years*
10
suppliers in 5 countries
10
suppliers in 5 countries
42
factories employing 5100 workers
42
factories employing 5100 workers
2.5
years average relationship length
2.5
years average relationship length
100%
traceability to our manufacturing partners
100%
traceability to our manufacturing partners
30
on-site factory visits in the last two years
30
on-site factory visits in the last two years
100%
of suppliers have signed our Code of Conduct
100%
of suppliers have signed our Code of Conduct
Zero
violations of requirements detected in 2019
Zero
violations of requirements detected in 2019
87%
of suppliers covered by CSR management system
87%
of suppliers covered by CSR management system
64%
of factories were audited in the last two years*
64%
of factories were audited in the last two years*
10
suppliers in 5 countries
10
suppliers in 5 countries
42
factories employing 5100 workers
42
factories employing 5100 workers
2.5
years average relationship length
2.5
years average relationship length



Data based on A/W 2020 collection

Challenges
& To-dos

Challenges
& To-dos

LIVING WAGES

The respect of minimum wages is a must to do business with us. But that is not enough, and we want to go further. Living wages are a complex issue and cannot be tackled by one company alone. Over the next two years, we will, therefore, seek partners to set up initiatives in our manufacturing regions and get the conversation going.

EQUALITY

Since women make up 80% of the workforce in the fashion industry, equality and women's rights are crucial issues. Discrimination is often deeply embedded in societal structures and needs to be addressed in a culturally sensitive way. On our last visit, one of our suppliers showed us the awareness-raising material he uses at factory level. We want to work with all factories to set up similar measures.

SAFETY

Textile workers handle machinery and chemicals that pose health and safety hazards. While protective equipment is usually available and put on for audits, during our factory visits, we found that many workers did not wear it. Sometimes this is because experienced workers carry out their tasks routinely, and putting on equipment can be time-consuming and uncomfortable. We want to work with the relevant factory management teams to foster behaviour change.

SYSTEMIC BARRIERS

The fashion industry is very much shaped by seasonality, trends, production peaks and top-down pressure passed on along the supply chain. Being part of this industry, it is not always easy to do things differently. But we strive to find new ways of organising our processes to counter these dynamics and seek fair and cooperative partnerships with our suppliers.

LIVING WAGES

The respect of minimum wages is a must to do business with us. But that is not enough, and we want to go further. Living wages are a complex issue and cannot be tackled by one company alone. Over the next two years, we will, therefore, seek partners to set up initiatives in our manufacturing regions and get the conversation going.

EQUALITY

Since women make up 80% of the workforce in the fashion industry, equality and women's rights are crucial issues. Discrimination is often deeply embedded in societal structures and needs to be addressed in a culturally sensitive way. On our last visit, one of our suppliers showed us the awareness-raising material he uses at factory level. We want to work with all factories to set up similar measures.

SAFETY

Textile workers handle machinery and chemicals that pose health and safety hazards. While protective equipment is usually available and put on for audits, during our factory visits, we found that many workers did not wear it. Sometimes this is because experienced workers carry out their tasks routinely, and putting on equipment can be time-consuming and uncomfortable. We want to work with the relevant factory management teams to foster behaviour change.

SYSTEMIC BARRIERS

The fashion industry is very much shaped by seasonality, trends, production peaks and top-down pressure passed on along the supply chain. Being part of this industry, it is not always easy to do things differently. But we strive to find new ways of organising our processes to counter these dynamics and seek fair and cooperative partnerships with our suppliers.

04

04

Full Transparency &
Traceability

Full Transparency &
Traceability

‘We want to achieve full traceability and be a front runner in terms of transparency in the fashion industry.’

‘We want to achieve full traceability and be a front runner in terms of transparency in the fashion industry.’

04

04

Full Transparency &
Traceability

Full Transparency &
Traceability

‘We want to achieve full traceability and be a front runner in terms of transparency in the fashion industry.’

‘We want to achieve full traceability and be a front runner in terms of transparency in the fashion industry.’

Targets
& Actions

Targets
& Actions

  • 100% TRACEABLE SUPPLY CHAINS BY 2025
  • IMPLEMENT TRANSPARENCY STRATEGY: LET EVERY PRODUCT TELL ITS STORY


We set ourselves an ambitious target, and our sourcing and product development teams did an incredible job to gather information. We already have full traceability for tier 1 (factories and subcontractors), a high level of traceability for tier 2 (fabric finishers and dyers) and some visibility into tiers 3 and 4, especially for our viscose materials. Traceability helps us understand our impacts and risks, and we will continue with the mapping of our supply chains, including tiers 3-5. Below you can see the geographical split of our fabric suppliers (tier 2).

  • 100% TRACEABLE SUPPLY CHAINS BY 2025
  • IMPLEMENT TRANSPARENCY STRATEGY: LET EVERY PRODUCT TELL ITS STORY


We set ourselves an ambitious target, and our sourcing and product development teams did an incredible job to gather information. We already have full traceability for tier 1 (factories and subcontractors), a high level of traceability for tier 2 (fabric finishers and dyers) and some visibility into tiers 3 and 4, especially for our viscose materials. Traceability helps us understand our impacts and risks, and we will continue with the mapping of our supply chains, including tiers 3-5. Below you can see the geographical split of our fabric suppliers (tier 2).



Data based on A/W 2020 collection


For us, traceability & transparency go hand in hand: traceability means knowing exactly where our products come from and who is involved in getting them to us. Transparency means informing you about all of our products and practices in an honest and non-misleading way. To get this information to you, we developed our Transparency Strategy.



OUR TRANSPARENCY STRATEGY


PHASE 1

2019: We relaunched our About and Sustainability webpages to inform about our design philosophy, materials, manufacturing partners and practices and published one of our key CSR documents, our Code of Conduct. We also published first spotlights of some of our key fabric suppliers and introduced icons in our online shop to communicate aspects of product sustainability.


PHASE 2

2020: We expanded our website with our 360° Framework, our first CSR Report, and published our positions on Animal Welfare and Forest Derived Materials. We will continue to give you quarterly updates showing our progress and challenges in different areas each time. We also plan to extend our price transparency from currently three to all product groups. Our vision: "Let every product tell its own story". We will kick off this project with two exciting product categories: our organic cotton T-Shirts and our Leather Capsule. We will continue to introduce new icons to communicate product-specific sustainability information in an intuitive way.


PHASE 3

2022+: We envision a future where each of our products tells its own story, including where and how it was produced, what its footprint is, how to care for it, how to repair it, where to deposit it when you no longer need it and how it can be recycled.


For us, traceability & transparency go hand in hand: traceability means knowing exactly where our products come from and who is involved in getting them to us. Transparency means informing you about all of our products and practices in an honest and non-misleading way. To get this information to you, we developed our Transparency Strategy.



OUR TRANSPARENCY STRATEGY


PHASE 1

2019: We relaunched our About and Sustainability webpages to inform about our design philosophy, materials, manufacturing partners and practices and published one of our key CSR documents, our Code of Conduct. We also published first spotlights of some of our key fabric suppliers and introduced icons in our online shop to communicate aspects of product sustainability.


PHASE 2

2020: We expanded our website with our 360° Framework, our first CSR Report, and published our positions on Animal Welfare and Forest Derived Materials. We will continue to give you quarterly updates showing our progress and challenges in different areas each time. We also plan to extend our price transparency from currently three to all product groups. Our vision: "Let every product tell its own story". We will kick off this project with two exciting product categories: our organic cotton T-Shirts and our Leather Capsule. We will continue to introduce new icons to communicate product-specific sustainability information in an intuitive way.


PHASE 3

2022+: We envision a future where each of our products tells its own story, including where and how it was produced, what its footprint is, how to care for it, how to repair it, where to deposit it when you no longer need it and how it can be recycled.

Data based on A/W 2020 collection

Challenges
& To-dos

Challenges
& To-dos

TRUST

Many suppliers are hesitant to provide traceability information in order not to reveal their business secrets. Fortifying trust, long-term relationships and reassurance are key to tackling these barriers in the industry. We have been working with most of our partners for several years and are excited to see that also the sceptical ones are slowly getting on board with our transparency approach.

DATA COLLECTION

Traceability information is not readily available. In fact, it is quite the contrary. Fashion supply chains are complex, globalised and mostly non-transparent. However, we have seen some change in recent years which makes us optimistic that we will achieve our goals.

TRUST

Many suppliers are hesitant to provide traceability information in order not to reveal their business secrets. Fortifying trust, long-term relationships and reassurance are key to tackling these barriers in the industry. We have been working with most of our partners for several years and are excited to see that also the sceptical ones are slowly getting on board with our transparency approach.

DATA COLLECTION

Traceability information is not readily available. In fact, it is quite the contrary. Fashion supply chains are complex, globalised and mostly non-transparent. However, we have seen some change in recent years which makes us optimistic that we will achieve our goals.

05

05

Footprint

Footprint

‘We want to minimize our environmental footprint in order to fight climate change and protect water, forest and land resources.’

‘We want to minimize our environmental footprint in order to fight climate change and protect water, forest and land resources.’

05

05

Footprint

Footprint

‘We want to minimize our environmental footprint in order to fight climate change and protect water, forest and land resources.’

‘We want to minimize our environmental footprint in order to fight climate change and protect water, forest and land resources.’

Targets
& Actions

Targets
& Actions

  • SET UP A FOOTPRINTING TOOL BY 2021
  • ESTABLISH OUR ROADMAP 2025 TO SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE OUR GHG & WATER FOOTPRINT


Our approach to reducing our environmental footprint is to 'avoid-reduce-offset'. We analysed our whole value chain and identified design (please see Better Materials for more), transport and operations as the areas where both our influence and impact were significant.

  • SET UP A FOOTPRINTING TOOL BY 2021
  • ESTABLISH OUR ROADMAP 2025 TO SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE OUR GHG & WATER FOOTPRINT


Our approach to reducing our environmental footprint is to 'avoid-reduce-offset'. We analysed our whole value chain and identified design (please see Better Materials for more), transport and operations as the areas where both our influence and impact were significant.

One of the easiest measures to reduce our footprint was to procure renewable energy for our office and store.

Since we mainly sell online, a big part of our GHG emissions comes from the delivery of parcels. So we asked our delivery company to work with us to reduce them. While they have company-wide programmes to increase e-mobility and bike deliveries, they were not able to do that for our specific deliveries. That is why, for now, we decided to go with CO2 offsets. We finance a project in South India to replace health and environment threatening wood and coal fired ovens with biogas units. But we will keep pushing to reduce those emissions. We also offset the CO2 emission caused by operating and accessing our online shop.

Around 20% of our production currently takes place in China. The most common mode of transport for long distance shipping in the fashion industry is plane because fashion is highly time-sensitive. But we want to do things differently. So in 2019, we decided to change this and to pilot rail transportation whenever possible. Our product development and supply chain management teams managed to adapt our planning for several products to enable rail transport. We feel encouraged to push this further in the next years.

Another step was to switch our hangtags to recycled paper, which was too expensive when we started the brand, and also the colour options where very limited back then. Over time, the offer in the industry increased, and we developed a lovely eco-friendly alternative with our trim supplier and are now very happy with the result. Our use of recycled paper is currently above 80% across the business.

One of the easiest measures to reduce our footprint was to procure renewable energy for our office and store.

Since we mainly sell online, a big part of our GHG emissions comes from the delivery of parcels. So we asked our delivery company to work with us to reduce them. While they have company-wide programmes to increase e-mobility and bike deliveries, they were not able to do that for our specific deliveries. That is why, for now, we decided to go with CO2 offsets. We finance a project in South India to replace health and environment threatening wood and coal fired ovens with biogas units. But we will keep pushing to reduce those emissions. We also offset the CO2 emission caused by operating and accessing our online shop.

Around 20% of our production currently takes place in China. The most common mode of transport for long distance shipping in the fashion industry is plane because fashion is highly time-sensitive. But we want to do things differently. So in 2019, we decided to change this and to pilot rail transportation whenever possible. Our product development and supply chain management teams managed to adapt our planning for several products to enable rail transport. We feel encouraged to push this further in the next years.

Another step was to switch our hangtags to recycled paper, which was too expensive when we started the brand, and also the colour options where very limited back then. Over time, the offer in the industry increased, and we developed a lovely eco-friendly alternative with our trim supplier and are now very happy with the result. Our use of recycled paper is currently above 80% across the business.

Results

Results

58.9t CO2
offset via energy efficiency project in India
58.9t CO2
offset via energy efficiency project in India
9t CO2
reduced through use of renewable energy
9t CO2
reduced through use of renewable energy
7.6%
reduction of CO2 emission from long-distance shipments
7.6%
reduction of CO2 emission from long-distance shipments
9.3t CO2
saved with pilot projects to switch transport modes
9.3t CO2
saved with pilot projects to switch transport modes
CO2 neutral
parcel deliveries to all customers
CO2 neutral
parcel deliveries to all customers
CO2 neutral
online shop
CO2 neutral
online shop
58.9t CO2
offset via energy efficiency project in India
58.9t CO2
offset via energy efficiency project in India
9t CO2
reduced through use of renewable energy
9t CO2
reduced through use of renewable energy
7.6%
reduction of CO2 emission from long-distance shipments
7.6%
reduction of CO2 emission from long-distance shipments
9.3t CO2
saved with pilot projects to switch transport modes
9.3t CO2
saved with pilot projects to switch transport modes
CO2 neutral
parcel deliveries to all customers
CO2 neutral
parcel deliveries to all customers
CO2 neutral
online shop
CO2 neutral
online shop

Challenges
& To-dos

Challenges
& To-dos

DATA COLLECTION

Getting all the data to do an accurate calculation of our footprint is challenging because it is resource and time-intensive, not only for us internally, but also for our partners. We are currently engaging with them and we’re happy to see that many are on board to support us in this mammoth task.

INDIRECT IMPACTS

The biggest impacts of our activities in terms of GHG emissions and water lie deep in our supply chain, where we do not have direct relationships. This underlines the importance of establishing traceability to be able to engage with everyone in our supply chain to reduce emissions, water consumption and pollution. Which is exactly what we are working on.

DATA COLLECTION

Getting all the data to do an accurate calculation of our footprint is challenging because it is resource and time-intensive, not only for us internally, but also for our partners. We are currently engaging with them and we’re happy to see that many are on board to support us in this mammoth task.

INDIRECT IMPACTS

The biggest impacts of our activities in terms of GHG emissions and water lie deep in our supply chain, where we do not have direct relationships. This underlines the importance of establishing traceability to be able to engage with everyone in our supply chain to reduce emissions, water consumption and pollution. Which is exactly what we are working on.

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06

Our 2020 Priorities

Our 2020 Priorities

'We want to take our goal to the next level and share our progress and challenges with you.'
'We want to take our goal to the next level and share our progress and challenges with you.'

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Our 2020 Priorities

Our 2020 Priorities

'We want to take our goal to the next level and share our progress and challenges with you.'
'We want to take our goal to the next level and share our progress and challenges with you.'

You can see some of our focus areas below and discover our 360° Framework to find out more about our vision, targets and action plan, where we stand and what we are aiming for.


BETTER MATERIALS
We‘re continuing to significantly increase the share of environment-friendly fabrics and trims in our collections.


FAIR FACTORIES
We‘re fully implementing our CSR supplier management framework to improve working conditions.


TRACEABILITY & TRANSPARENCY
We‘re mapping our supply chains to understand our impacts and piloting transparency initiatives for key products.


PACKAGING
We‘re reducing the amount of packaging material we use and will switch to recyclable materials from sustainable sources for the few parts of our packaging that are not yet.


FOOTPRINT
We‘re setting up a footprinting tool to fully understand our impacts, set well-founded targets and measure our progress. Key areas we want to tackle in the future are transportation, raw materials and dyeing processes.


CUSTOMERS & COMMUNITY
We’re raising awareness on critical fair fashion topics, engaging with our community and advocating our values & beliefs.


CIRCULAR ECONOMY
We’re setting up our strategy and roadmap 2020-2025 to promote circular thinking in our business.

You can see some of our focus areas below and discover our 360° Framework to find out more about our vision, targets and action plan, where we stand and what we are aiming for.


BETTER MATERIALS
We‘re continuing to significantly increase the share of environment-friendly fabrics and trims in our collections.


FAIR FACTORIES
We‘re fully implementing our CSR supplier management framework to improve working conditions.


TRACEABILITY & TRANSPARENCY
We‘re mapping our supply chains to understand our impacts and piloting transparency initiatives for key products.


PACKAGING
We‘re reducing the amount of packaging material we use and will switch to recyclable materials from sustainable sources for the few parts of our packaging that are not yet.


FOOTPRINT
We‘re setting up a footprinting tool to fully understand our impacts, set well-founded targets and measure our progress. Key areas we want to tackle in the future are transportation, raw materials and dyeing processes.


CUSTOMERS & COMMUNITY
We’re raising awareness on critical fair fashion topics, engaging with our community and advocating our values & beliefs.


CIRCULAR ECONOMY
We’re setting up our strategy and roadmap 2020-2025 to promote circular thinking in our business.