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Sustainability in BESTSELLER

Collaborations & Partnerships

We acknowledge that there are issues which we cannot solve on our own, and we believe that collaboration is key to making big scale changes.

We have joined various multi-stakeholder initiatives through which we address industry specific issues together with other retailers, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) etc., but we also work one to one with NGOs on finding solutions to issues related to our supply chain.

Sustainability Collaboration

The Ethical Trading Initiative

The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is a leading alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs that promotes respect for workers' rights around the globe.
ETI’s vision is a world where all workers are free from exploitation and discrimination, and enjoy conditions of freedom, security and equity.

BESTSELLER was accepted as Foundation Stage Member on 10 March 2016.

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Sustainability Collaboration

The International Accord on Fire and Building Safety

The International Accord on Fire and Building Safety is an independent agreement designed to make all garment factories in Bangladesh safe workplaces. It includes independent safety inspections at factories and public reporting of the results of these inspections. BESTSELLER signed up 24 June 2013.

About BESTSELLER’s work in Bangladesh

Sustainability Collaboration

Sustainable Apparel Coalition

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) is a trade organisation comprised of brands, retailers, manufacturers, government, NGO’s and academic experts, representing more than 40% of the global apparel and footwear market. SAC is working to reduce the environmental and social impacts of apparel and footwear products around the world.

BESTSELLER became a member in December 2013.



Better Cotton is produced by farmers who minimise the harmful impact of chemical use and use water more efficiently. As a member of the Better Cotton Initiative BESTSELLER is committed to increase the supply of Better Cotton by supporting the training of the farmers and to create a demand by bringing more Better Cotton into our supply chain and products. 

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Sustainability Collaboration

Ellen Macarthur Foundation CE100

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation works with business, government and academia to build a framework for an economy that is restorative and regenerative by design.

In 2016, BESTSELLER became a member of the Circular Economy (CE) 100 group with the aim of getting a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities of circular economy in practice and ultimately to bring it into a BESTSELLER business context.

Read more about Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Sustainability Collaboration

The Apparel and Footwear International RSL Management Group

The Apparel and Footwear International RSL Management Group (AFIRM) is an international group constituted by a number of apparel and footwear companies which have a common mission to reduce the use and impact of harmful substances in the apparel and footwear supply chain.

The group has existed since 2004 and aims at promoting and supporting the global work with Chemical Restrictions by providing information through guidelines, arranging conferences and internally discussing challenges and sharing experiences. 

Read more about the AFIRM group

Sustainability Collaboration


BSR is an international non-profit network organisation that catalyzes change within business by integrating sustainability into strategy and operations. BSR promotes collaboration among companies and their stakeholders for systemic progress toward a just and sustainable world. BESTSELLER collaborates with BSR on the HER Project.