In the past year, Lindex suppliers saved 900 million liters of water through projects for cleaner textile production in India and Bangladesh.
“Our suppliers´ production operations throughout the supply chain are significantly dependent on access to water, and we will continue our collaborations and projects with suppliers and other stakeholders where we are implementing responsible water usage”, says Ingvar Larsson, CEO at Lindex.
Today publishes Lindex its tenth sustainability report. It describes, among other things, how Lindex manufactured 16.3 million garments of sustainable materials in 2014, which constituted 22 percent of the total product range. The goal is that at least 80 percent of Lindex garments should be made of more durable fiber and all cotton from sustainable sources in 2020.
“We are working steadily ahead towards our sustainability targets and our aim is that all garments are produced using more sustainable processes with less energy, water and chemicals and producing less waste”, says Ingvar Larsson.
Lindex also became partners for WaterAid as an extension of its water sustainability.
To strengthen factory workers in the supply chain Lindex has today reached 8,000 female factory workers with education about their personal health. In cooperation with QuizRR develops Lindex now also a tool to educate factory workers about their rights and obligations.
The 2014 design collaboration with Jean Paul Gaultier for Cancer Foundation was a success.
”Together with our customers, Lindex donated 1.4 MEUR to cancer research and for this we are of course both proud and grateful”, says Ingvar Larsson.
In 2014, Lindex also began to collect textiles for reuse and recycling in 50 selected stores in Sweden. This was done in cooperation with the app Cirqle and organization Myrorna as part of the goal to close the materials cycle.