BESTSELLER’S SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2015/16
Today, we launch BESTSELLER’s Sustainability Report 2015/16 – a report that captures how far we have come in our efforts towards being among the most sustainable high street fashion companies.
“This year, we have adjusted our strategy in order to ensure that it continuously reflects a high commitment and ambition level and that it embraces new sustainability tendencies and focus areas. We have set a new goal to reduce the amount of virgin plastic in our packaging and in our supply chain, and we have emphasised our commitment to integrate animal welfare in our buying practices to a higher degree,” says Mogens Werge, Communication & Sustainability Director.
The core of BESTSELLER’s sustainability work is continuously to ensure responsible supply chain management in all production countries. As of 31 July 2016, BESTSELLER’s supply base includes 425 suppliers manufacturing at 831 factories, and the compliance rate is stable at 93%, while the last 7% are under remediation.
“We address many complex issues that cannot be solved over night or by BESTSELLER alone. Therefore, we engage in various multi-stakeholder collaborations to find joint solutions to these issues at industry level,” says Mogens Werge
This year, BESTSELLER has become a Foundation Stage Member of the Ethical Trading Initiative, a leading alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs that promotes respect for workers’ rights around the world. BESTSELLER has also become a member of the Ellen McArthur Foundation CE 100 group with the aim of understanding and assessing the challenges and opportunities of bringing circular economy into a business context.
We have come far in our work and achieved satisfactory results, but our work continues. What’s most important is that we keep making progress on our goals and work proactively to make continuous improvements in our supply chain,” says Mogens Werge.
Read the Sustainability Report 2015/16 here
For further details, please contact:
Sustainability & Communication Director Mogens Werge
+45 27 95 87 13