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2022 Key Actions

In 2022, we achieved the following milestones on our responsibility journey.


RESPONSIBILITY REPORTS
As an element of holding ourselves responsible for making sustainable choices that will work for a better tomorrow, we are a part of the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, UN Global Compact, and publish a yearly Responsibility Report.

Read our 2022 Responsibility Report
Read our 2021 Responsibility Report

 


RESPONSIBILITY STRATEGY
In 2022, we have implemented and worked with our responsibility strategy across all departments, making sure that we incorporate responsibility into all the branches of our business. We completed many of our initiatives and initiated new, long-term projects from our shared action plan, lead by our Responsibility Ambassador team who ensure progress and knowledge within each of the departments.

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FSC™ CERTIFIED – THE FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL™
We are proud to have expanded our network of FSC™ suppliers as well as the number of products in our collection, while actively promoting the value of this certification, which protects healthy, resilient forests as well as promoting biodiversity and human rights.

 

CO2e IMPACT
We consider the impact of our decisions and continue to measure the CO₂e footprint of our products using Mål¬bar’s Climate Screening tool. We have now onboarded nine of our key suppliers, measuring our climate impact on a product level that takes the entire production pro¬cess into account, from raw material until it arrives at our warehouse. In 2023, we aim to onboard an additional 9 key suppliers and have climate screenings for our 100 top-selling products. This will help to establish a baseline from which future reduction targets and ‘in-settings’ (as opposed to off-settings) will be set, helping us to invest in better and more responsible ways early in the design and production process. In addition, our largest textile sup¬plier now runs their entire production on 90-95% solar power.

 


AMFORI MEMBERSHIP - BSCI BUSINESS SOCIAL COMPLIANCE INITIATIVE
Taking social responsibility in our supply chain is a mission we take seriously. Being members of Amfori enables us to have all our key suppliers BSCI audited. In 2022, two-thirds of our key suppliers have been BSCI audited.

  

RESPONSIBILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY YEARLY COMMUNICATION 
Throughout 2023, we have continued to share our progress on our responsibility journey as well as increase our transparency around production and design - being mindful not to Greenwash or Greenhush. By sharing production and design stories, we invite people behind the scenes and into the journey our products take.

 

PACKAGING
In 2022, we achieved a significant milestone as a large packaging supplier in India obtained FSC™ certification, bringing us closer to our objective of ensuring all our packaging is FSC™ certified by the end of 2023.