As we ended 2019 as our most sustainable year ever, it’s timely we now launch our Together Tomorrow programme – the name chosen for all our sustainability activity. It’s also timely that, as I write, we’re finding our way through the Covid-19 pandemic. Now more than ever we need to work together. I believe the benefits of our focused and ambitious Together Tomorrow programme will deliver lasting value to our customers, suppliers, investors and communities.
By connecting all we do, we’ll develop a growing understanding of the needs of all stakeholders and how our purpose can positively impact their lives. While we understand that making progress is not a small task that requires consistent commitment, we’re passionate about creating a real movement and determined to succeed.
I’m very proud of what our whole team, and our partners, are doing for sustainability. What better demonstration of this commitment and passion is there than our annual Sustainability Report. I do hope you can take some
time to read it.
IT’S A JOURNEY
Sustainability at Hunkemöller is a journey. This is something that we’re building into our mindset and delivering across our brand: from leadership to designers and our sourcing team and from store employees to the workers in the contracted factories that make our products. With this website and our annual report we report on our progress, share our ambitions and hold
ourselves to account.
The remit is wide and includes a real focus on people and our responsibility to help women around the world feel great about themselves. We believe that inclusivity is created through diversity and I’m proud that inclusivity is now a core brand value. We also have a determination to create the best working conditions for all those who make our products as well as our own
CLEAR TARGETS IN A TIME OF REAL CHANGE
Changing customer behaviour, digitalisation and climate change affect the way we live and act as a successful business. With the added challenge of 2020’s global pandemic, now more than ever it’s important the ‘why’ behind all we do does not change.
We set ourselves challenging commercial targets and these have been important to our success. I’m determined we apply a targeted, driven approach to sustainability too. Through clear targets, our eyes on innovative materials and processes, good dialogue with our suppliers and stakeholders, we will
make a difference.
Read more about our strategy and targets, which include a goal to ensure all of our supplier factories are rated C or above by 2024. Our sourcing section explains more about the
A-E factory ratings.
To achieve this and all our ambitions, we’re mobilising everyone
Hunkemöller has always believed in collaboration and this coming year will be about our call for action: for everyone to join in, our customers, employees, partners and external stakeholders. Together we’re determined to use our influence to make a positive difference. We’re also committed to action and making a change so we can secure the success of our business while contributing to a better world.
Please remember, we can achieve so much more when we work together so why not Join In?
Better for the Planet. Better for People. Better Together.