By owning our own facilities that produce our apparel, we are able to directly invest in the well-being, safety and development of our employees by creating work environments that are in line with the highest international standards.
Through investments in large-scale environmental innovations at our manufacturing facilities, we have implemented systems to maximize our use of natural resources, increase our access to renewable energy and treat our wastewater naturally.
We want to contribute to our communities and have a positive impact by helping them become stronger and more resilient, investing in local economic development, advancing access to education and promoting healthy and active lifestyles.
Born at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro in 2012, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
In 2017, we selected four Sustainable Development Goals to align with. We believe that our vertically-integrated business model and our Genuine Responsibility™ priorities give us the ability to have a positive impact on the following Goals:
Quality education is the foundation for improving people’s lives and sustainable development. This goal ensures that all girls and boys complete free primary and secondary schooling by 2030. It also aims to provide equal access to affordable vocational training, to eliminate gender and wealth disparities, and achieve universal access to a quality higher education.
The SDGs promote sustained economic growth, higher levels of productivity and technological innovation. Encouraging entrepreneurship and job creation is the key to this, as are effective measures to eradicate forced labour, slavery and human trafficking. With these targets in mind, the goal is to achieve full and productive employment, and decent work, for all women and men by 2030.
Industrialization drives economic growth, creates job opportunities and thereby reduces income poverty. Investments are crucial to achieving sustainable development and empowering communities in many countries. It has long been recognized that growth in productivity and incomes, and improvements in health and education outcomes require investment in infrastructure.
Sustainable consumption and production is about promoting resource and energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, and providing access to basic services, green and decent jobs and a better quality of life for all. Its implementation helps to achieve overall development plans, reduce future economic, environmental and social costs, strengthen economic competitiveness and reduce poverty.