The United Nations created 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in order to end poverty by 2030 while protecting the planet and promoting sustainable development. We want to align our work with these goals, using them as a united language in our internal and external communication and as a framework to encourage collaboration. While we work with every goal, we have identified four SDGs, upon which we have a direct impact – we call these our key SDGs.
We have chosen these four goals because they heavily impact the industry and supply chain we operate in. We have devoted extra focus towards these goals so we can make the most significant changes possible.
6: Clean water and Sanitation
We acknowledge that our products are dependent on processes, materials and fibres that might put our water resources at risk - It is our responsibility to make sure this is not the case. We must conserve clean water by optimising its use and avoid water-intensive materials and fibres. By ensuring strict chemical management, we can do our utmost to prevent contamination. All while ensuring clean drinking water and proper sanitation throughout our supply chain where this is not necessarily commonplace.
10: Reduced Inequalities
We create bold designs for powerful people, all while doing our best to empower the people involved in the process. We must make sure that all partners throughout our supply chain uphold human rights, social fairness and gender equality - free from cultural bias. We must make sure we can vouch for the treatment, working conditions and salaries for all of our partners across the globe.
12: Responsible Consumption & Production
We are part of an industry where the traditional way of doing business has been at a great cost of the planet and the people involved in the process. We must make sure that this way of doing business is no longer an option. We need to reconsider, choose better options and optimise every process to ensure a viable future. All while encouraging our consumers to contribute to a more responsible fashion system and challenge the classic consumption patterns of a careless culture.
15: Life on Land
We are dependent on natural resources for our products, and we must make sure that our chosen materials do not jeopardise forests, biodiversity or otherwise cause harm to animals or nature. By supporting the sustainable management of forests, making sure that we use chemicals with great care, and optimising our water usage throughout our supply chain, we can work our way to a balanced life on land.