ANNUAL REPORT & MEMBERSHIPS

OUR SECOND REPORT IS NOW PUBLISHED

Our first sustainability report was published in the spring of 2019 and shared our activities, initiatives and progress during 2018. Our sustainability strategy is built around three pillars; the workplace, environment and community. It’s when all three come together that we can make real and lasting change.

Our update for 2019 has now been published. Read our current report here

The achievements in each year’s reports often come about as a result of how we work with others. Together we achieve more. This is why we’re active participants with many non-governmental organisations (NGOs). These memberships drive our ambitions, help us facilitate change and share our knowledge and successes with others. There are links below to many of the NGOs we work with. For those with a deeper interest in any area, we do encourage you to visit our partner websites.

To view our 2018 report click here


OUR SECOND REPORT IS NOW PUBLISHED

Our first sustainability report was published in the spring of 2019 and shared our activities, initiatives and progress during 2018. Our sustainability strategy is built around three pillars; the workplace, environment and community. It’s when all three come together that we can make real and lasting change. Our update for 2019 has now been published. Read our current report here

The achievements in each year’s reports often come about as a result of how we work with others. Together we achieve more. This is why we’re active participants with many non-governmental organisations (NGOs). These memberships drive our ambitions, help us facilitate change and share our knowledge and successes with others. There are links below to many of the NGOs we work with. For those with a deeper interest in any area, we do encourage you to visit our partner websites.

LABOUR

BSCI

Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) is an initiative of the Foreign Trade Association (FTA) and a leading supply chain management system supporting companies to implement compliance and improvements within their global supply chain. We have been an active member of BSCI since 2004 and make use of the code of conduct, management tools, monitoring system, capacity building and external auditing.

BANGLADESH ACCORD

In 2018, we signed the 2018 Transition Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, a follow-up on the Accord on Fire and Building Safety (signed by Hunkemöller in 2015), which was designed to build a safe and healthy Bangladeshi ready-made garment industry.

Learn more about the Bangladesh Accord here.

LABOUR

Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) is an initiative of the Foreign Trade Association (FTA) and a leading supply chain management system supporting companies to implement compliance and improvements within their global supply chain. We have been an active member of BSCI since 2004 and make use of the code of conduct, management tools, monitoring system, capacity building and external auditing.


In 2018, we signed the 2018 Transition Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, a follow-up on the Accord on Fire and Building Safety (signed by Hunkemöller in 2015), which was designed to build a safe and healthy Bangladeshi ready-made garment industry.

Learn more about the Bangladesh Accord here.

MATERIALS

BETTER COTTON INITIATIVE

We have been a proud member of the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) since July 2019. BCI is a global, non-profit organisation and the largest cotton sustainability programme in the world. By sourcing better cotton, we support BCI to train and monitor farmers. Better cotton is sourced via a mass balance system and is not physically traceable to end products. This means that sourcing better cotton is not about a content claim on a product but rather about creating demand for it and encouraging more farmers to adopt sustainable farming practices.

Learn more about the Better Cotton Initiative

FUR-FREE ALLIANCE

We're proud to be fur free.

We’re proud to be fur free.

The Fur Free Alliance (FFA) is an international coalition of more than 40 animal protection organisations working together to end the exploitation and killing of animals for fur. In particular, the FFA focuses on the deprivation and cruelty suffered by fur-bearing animals both in wild trapping and industrial fur farming.

Learn more about the Fur Free Alliance

MATERIALS


We have been a proud member of the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) since July 2019. BCI is a global, non-profit organisation and the largest cotton sustainability programme in the world. By sourcing better cotton, we support BCI to train and monitor farmers. Better cotton is sourced via a mass balance system and is not physically traceable to end products. This means that sourcing better cotton is not about a content claim on a product but rather about creating demand for it and encouraging more farmers to adopt sustainable farming practices.

Learn more about the Better Cotton Initiative

FUR-FREE ALLIANCE

We're proud to be fur free.

We’re proud to be fur free.

The Fur Free Alliance (FFA) is an international coalition of more than 40 animal protection organisations working together to end the exploitation and killing of animals for fur. In particular, the FFA focuses on the deprivation and cruelty suffered by fur-bearing animals both in wild trapping and industrial fur farming.

Learn more about the Fur Free Alliance

An employee of a supplier making our products

GENERAL

DUTCH AGREEMENT OF SUSTAINABLE GARMENTS AND TEXTILE

On 4 July 2016, we became a signatory of the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile (AGT). This is a first-of-its-kind Dutch covenant that follows on from the original Dutch National Action Plan, first presented in 2013. The aim is to bring positive and sustainable change to the textile and garment industry all over the world and it is supported by trade unions, industry organisations, civil-society organisations and the Dutch government.

Learn more about the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textiles

GENERAL


On 4 July 2016, we became a signatory of the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile (AGT). This is a first-of-its-kind Dutch covenant that follows on from the original Dutch National Action Plan, first presented in 2013. The aim is to bring positive and sustainable change to the textile and garment industry all over the world and it is supported by trade unions, industry organisations, civil-society organisations and the Dutch government.

Learn more about the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textiles