As part of our commitment to uphold social and environmental standards, through our suppliers, we are committed to cleaner production processes within our textile and footwear supply chains. Through a voluntary commitment with Greenpeace, we intend to reduce the threat to humans and the environment by effectively managing the chemically aided production processes in the textile and footwear industry.
Our action plan includes the gradual elimination of certain chemicals used in the manufacturing process for both textiles and footwear by 2020. The road map emphasizes management of suppliers and the data within the facilities used for our textile and footwear production.
Another tool we use to verify the work our textile suppliers are doing to ensure a cleaner production process, is the Oeko-Tex standard 100. This certification can be seen on many of our textile products and proves, through rigorous testing, apparel and home textile products are free from harmful levels of over 300 substances. In addition to using the Oeko-Tex certification, we also strive to use recycled material, wherever possible, to further reduce the environmental impacts of our textile products.
View the commitment and current progress report for further information.