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Sustainability in BESTSELLER

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Sustainability in BESTSELLER

Sustainability Strategy

In autumn 2013, BESTSELLER adopted a new strategy called ‘20 by 20’ which will guide our sustainability work towards the year 2020.

The aim is that our sustainability work will bring us among the best in the industry. We want to make it easier for our customers to choose products manufactured with less impact on the environment, and we want our colleagues throughout the whole company to take part in the sustainability work. Our aim is, to an even higher degree, to integrate sustainability into the way we run our business and hereby prove how sustainability contributes to the business.

For our Supply Chain Management and within each of our four focus areas, Workers, Communities, Products and Environment & Chemicals, we have formulated four broad goals which will be indicators for our sustainability work:

Five Focus Areas

  • 1. The sustainability performance of suppliers is a core selection and business development criteria.

    2. We have full supply chain transparency at our key suppliers and in our core products.

    3. Our operational systems enable and encourage suppliers to develop in a sustainable way.

    4. Sustainable business practices are integrated throughout our entire organisation.
  • 5. Our key suppliers continuously improve their practices to ensure better conditions for workers.

    6. All factories that manufacture our products are safe and healthy workplaces.

    7. Workers are empowered to understand and ensure their own rights in order to improve their working conditions.

    8. We have processes in place that enable our suppliers to pay a fair living wage.
  • 13. We provide our customers with a broad range of more sustainable products across our brands.

    14. The majority of our cotton comes from more sustainable sources, such as Better Cotton or organic cotton.

    15. BESTSELLER’s buying processes and procedures are continuously updated in order to improve animal welfare throughout our supply chain.

    16. We inform our customers on how our products are used, maintained and recycled most efficiently.
  • 9. We work with suppliers and local stakeholders to provide better opportunities for vulnerable groups.

    10. We work in partnerships with local and international organisations to improve social welfare in communities where we are present.

    11. We support cotton farmers and contribute to fair and safe working conditions, as well as reducing the impact on the environment.

    12. We fight poverty and environmental degradation through BESTSELLER FOUNDATION’s investments in projects and businesses that promote self-sustaining and sustainable development.
  • 17. BESTSELLER’s Chemical Restrictions is a leading standard, which reduces our products’ impact on the environment and protects the health of our consumers.

    18. We work with our suppliers to ensure good water management, reduced energy consumption and diligent wastewater disposal.

    19. Our consumption of virgin plastic is reduced.

    20. Our CO2 footprint throughout our internal operations is reduced.

20By20 Strategy

Five Areas - 20 Goals

For our Supply Chain Management and within each of the areas, Workers, Communities, Products and Environment & Chemicals, we have formulated four broad goals which will be indicators for our sustainability work

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