Environmental Sustainability

Our Environmental Commitment

Protecting People and Environment

Our commitment to environmental production standards

We actively pursue the further extension of our commitment to sustainability in the production of textiles by supporting the aim of the Detox Campaign.

The Detox Campaign was initiated by the environmental organisation Greenpeace in order to reduce the exposure of humans and the environment to hazardous chemical-based production processes used in the textile industry.

We are aware that the path to achieving lasting acceptance and understanding of the Detox requirements among all parties involved will be a long-term process. With the participation and the support of our business partners we take this challenge to further enhance the social and environmental standards in production countries.

 

Align with United Nation's Global Compact's Ten Principles

Human Rights

Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and

Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

Labour

Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;

Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;

Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and

Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

Environment

Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;

Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and

Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

Anti-Corruption

Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

(More information at https://www.unglobalcompact.org/)