Our requirements for good environmental and social manufacturing conditions apply to the entire supply chain, not just to our direct suppliers. The challenge: the deeper we delve into the upstream chain, the more players we need to scrutinize. And our influence decreases. Knowing exactly who’s involved in the manufacturing of our goods, and the corresponding social and environmental impact, is essential if we want to make improvements.
Our goal: by 2030 we want our supply chain to be 100% transparent. One milestone on this journey is for all our strategic suppliers to publish their upstream chains by 2025, from the finished product all the way back to how fibres are produced. We also want more transparency for our customers, through product traceability for example.