Lindex, a Swedish fashion retailer, has released its Sustainability Report for 2016. The company shows progress within several areas as a result of a dedicated sustainability work with partnership, innovation and transparency in the centre. “Sustainability is essential in our business at Lindex. I am very proud of our great results and the dedication of Lindex employees and partners who drive change and improvement every day. We continue to work towards our goal that 80 per cent of our fashion will come from more sustainable sources by 2020,” says Ingvar Larsson, CEO at Lindex.
The Sustainability Report contains overall as well as detailed information about Lindex opportunities and challenges within sustainability. The report also highlights the initiatives, results and progress of the company from 2016, which are as follows:
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Improved share of more sustainable fibres: The goal of Lindex is that 80% of the garments will be made from more sustainable fibres by 2020. In 2016, Lindex reached over 50% and more than 90% of the fashion company’s cotton came from more sustainable sources.
Improved production processes: Lindex has made further progress regarding production processes with focus on decreased consumption of water, energy and chemicals. In 2016, STWI-projects in the supply chain resulted in water savings in Lindex production that equals the daily need for 13 million people.
Progress with Better Denim: In 2016, more sustainable denim assortment of Lindex was developed further and 100% of the fashion company’s denim is now Better Denim, which are made from more sustainable materials and with more sustainable washing processes. Almost 90 per cent of the denim assortment is also dyed with the cleanest indigo on the market, which is better for the environment and the people working in the production.
Contribution to the fight against breast cancer: 2016 was another successful year for the company’s contribution to the fight against breast cancer, with a donation of Euro 1.2 million.