As the actual manufacturer of the majority of the products that we sell, we have always looked to minimize waste, optimize resources and pursue continuous improvements in every aspect of our operations. Initially driven as purely cost-savings initiatives, we now see the direct connection between sustainable practices and superior financial results, wherein investments in sustainable solutions and innovative technologies are not only driving reductions of our impacts but also delivering long-term financial success.
For over 16 years, we have measured, monitored, optimized and reported on our operational results across a broad spectrum of metrics, and have implemented specific tools and programs to track our environmental impacts and to ensure that our environmental sustainability objectives are met.
Water is one of the world’s most precious resources, and necessarily plays a large part in the entire life cycle of apparel. We are working hard to make our water use as efficient as possible and ensure wastewater is managed responsibly and sustainably.
Through a number of innovative energy efficiency and renewable energy projects we are focused on reducing our energy intensity while minimizing GHG emissions to help reduce negative impacts on climate change.
By thinking about the total manufacturing process and value chain, we strive to minimize our waste streams while maximizing our reuse, recycling and repurposing within every process from domestic to industrial waste to find better options than disposal.
Strong guidelines prevent harmful chemistry from entering our operations and products. We are driving safe chemical management across our operations to ensure the safety of everyone who works to produce our apparel and all customers who wear it.
Environmental audits are performed and performance is constantly monitored to ensure our strong internal codes are adhered to, in compliance with local and international laws and the expectations of our various stakeholders