LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR CARE, COMMITMENT, AND THE ACTIONS WE TAKE TOWARDS CREATING A BETTER TOMORROW FOR BOTH PEOPLE AND THE PLANET.
For 2022, some of the highlights include completely PFC-free collections, becoming members of the Better Cotton Initiative, supporting UNHCR in Ukraine, getting our office and stores to run entirely on renewable energy, and offering a sustainable placement option for our occupational pension. Among many things, our aim for 2023 is to use 100% more sustainable cotton, 100% traceable animal fibers and 100% recycled fibers, produced in factories with the most reliable global environmental and human rights certifications.
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AS A FUNCTION AND AS A BRAND, we recognise that our Scandinavian and progressive heritage means we must work towards being a world-leader in corporate social responsibility and live up to high environmental, ethical and socially responsible standards.
Not only that, our customers, partners and other stakeholders trust us to have a positive impact – and we know we can make a difference.
We therefore position ourselves at the forefront of quality and sustainability, creating clothes our customers will wear for many years, while striving to protect our planet and its biodiversity. Create a dynamic, collaborative and inclusive work environment, where everyone can make the most of their potential.
Throughout our business operations, we work to improve for the greater good – always asking ourselves how we can do better. Aiming higher is something that lies within our DNA, not only with regards to Sustainability but in everything we do.
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TRACEABILITY IN OUR PRODUCTION AND SUPPLY CHAIN
In every step of our creative and manufacturing process, we consider our impact on the planet, people and natural resources. We design function and fashion that is durable and high quality, so that it can be worn for many years. As part of our fabric strategy, we have targets for more sustainable cotton, we minimize our use of harmful chemicals by choosing the right suppliers, and we are working towards 100% of our manmade fibers coming from recycled sources. We strive for full transparency and traceability through our supply chain, selecting business partners with programs and certifications relating to ethics, health and the environment.
MINIMIZING OUR IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT
We consider the impact of our collection on the environment at every stage of the journey from raw materials to the customer’s wardrobe – and beyond.
Sustainability shapes our design choices, from fabrics to hang tags, consumer packaging to marketing material. In manufacturing, we encourage our business partners to make efficient use of energy and water, while minimizing waste. To reduce emissions, we transport as much as possible by sea and train, and all our stores and offices are powered by renewable energy. Unsold clothing and returns are donated to people in need.
A WORK ENVIRONMENT WHERE EVERYONE CAN THRIVE
We seek to empower everyone who works with J.Lindeberg to make the best of themselves, by creating a dynamic, collaborative and inclusive work environment.
We are sincere, courageous and progressive. We have strong business ethics, unpinned by a rigorous Code of Conduct that protects the human rights of our employees and those of our business partners. Throughout our supply chain, we have zero tolerance towards corruption, discrimination and human rights abuses, and we offer fair pay and a healthy and safe work environment.
At J.Lindeberg, we believe in our team and mission. Equality and diversity are rooted in our DNA. We are customer-focused, entrepreneurial and agile individuals who strive to do our best for all our stakeholders and the planet.
RAW MATERIALS AND PRODUCT RESPONSIBILITY
PRODUCT AND RAW MATERIAL
- 100% Organic Cotton
- 100% Traceable Animal Fibers
- 100 % Recycled Manmade Fibre
PRODUCT SAFETY AND PRODUCTION RESPONSIBILITY
- 100% PFC-Free
- 100% Oekotex/ Bluesign certified suppliers
A PRIORITY WHEN IT COMES TO FULL TRACEABILITY
PRODUCT & RAW MATERIALS
For Animal Welfare reasons, animal fibres has been a priority when it comes to full traceability.
LEATHER: Our leather is traceable to the tannery, in special cases we have longer traceability.
FUR: J.Lindeberg has a ban on use of exotic fur.
MOHAIR: J.Lindeberg has a ban on use of Mohair.
DOWN: 100 % of our down is traceable to the farm and made visible to our consumers. We only use one supplier of virgin down.
MERINO WOOL: All Meriono wool in knitwear is certified mulesing free.
CASHMERE: During 2021 we have continued our work to focus on the cashmere origin and traceability.
QUALITY CONTROL AND INCREASED FOCUS ON FOLLOW UP ON WORKING CONDITIONS
It is important to highlight that we actively choose not to work with certain countries where we do not have the capacity to secure working conditions. No country is risk-free, and it takes hard work to control all production, but we assess the risk to be manageable in the countries we are active through regular visits and auditing.
We have reduced our sport supplier base by 57%, from 33 to 19 active suppliers. This enables a tighter co-operation, increased quality control and enables increased focus on follow up on working conditions.
...WE TAKE RESPONSIBILITY IN OTHER DEPARTMENTS AS WELL
BEHIND THE SCENES
Even if most of our brands footprint and responsibility lies within the production and distribution of our products, we take responsibility in other departments as well. In one way it is easier since we control it ourselves, on the other hand it is more challanging as it might force us to change behavior. But that is the core of sustainability given where we are today, we need to change – even if it is only tiny steps in the right direction of being careful about resources and changing the given way to act.