Lindex releases Sustainability Report for 2015
Today, Lindex sustainability report for 2015 is released. The report shows the company’s results of their dedicated work within the many areas of sustainability. Some of the highlights are; an increase in the amount of sustainable garments by 64% compared to previous year, work with health education to women in supply chain, 1.3 million euro in donations to the fight against breast cancer and improved production processes with less environmental impact.
To act sustainable is a key value at Lindex and it influences everything we do. I am very proud of the many great results that we have achieved so far. We work dedicatedly towards our target that 80% of our garments will be made from sustainable sources by 2020 and we have already achieved 42% by 2015, says Ingvar Larsson, Lindex CEO.
This is Lindex 11th sustainability report. The report includes both an overview and in-depth information about the company’s initiatives and results within sustainability. Amongst these are results from dedicated work in areas where Lindex has a long-term commitment:
- Improved production processes
Lindex has improved their production processes with the results of using less water, energy and chemicals. As a result almost all of Lindex denim is now produced with more sustainable processes as well as being made of sustainable cotton. This commitment to the use of sustainable fibers and processes was launched in the campaign Better Denim – now and forever.
- Education of female workers in supply chain
Women play an important role for Lindex business. Therefore, the fashion company strive to empower women in many ways. Through the HERhealth projects in Bangladesh, Pakistan and India Lindex has educated 12 000 women, nearly 50% of the female workers in the supply chain in hygiene, personal health and nutrition.
- Contribution in the fight against breast cancer
2015 was another great year in Lindex contribution to the fight against breast cancer, with a donation of 1.3 million euro. Together with their customers Lindex has contributed with over 10.8 million euro since 2003.