At Lindex we work with sustainable fashion from a lifecycle perspective involving all parts of our design and production chain, which includes transportation of our products from production to stores. Transportation of goods affects the environment and we work continuously to minimize the environmental impact.
In order to minimize emissions into the air and water associated with transportations of Lindex products, we work within several areas:
Using mostly sea freight
Sea freight is a more sustainable option than air freight since it has less negative impact on the environment. In 2013, 85% of Lindex goods was transported by sea freight and our goal is to increase the proportion of sea freight even more.
Utilizing space in shipment container
We regularly measure and follow up on the loading efficiency in containers. We work to use the space as efficient as possible and aim to fully load the containers, in shipment from production to distribution as well as shipment from distribution to stores.
Clean Shipping is a network that Lindex has been a part of since 2008 that works with an index on shipping companies’ environmental impact. You can read more about the network and our commitment here.
Low use of air freight
Transporting goods by air freight has great negative impact on the environment which is why we must only use it in exceptional cases. In 2013, 2,5% of Lindex goods was transported by air freight and our goal is to minimize the proportion of air freight even more.
Road transport requirements
We work with a requirement platform that is developed together with other companies in retail and grocery trades, in cooperation with the Swedish Transport Administration. It is a platform we use when we chose suppliers which includes requirements for:
- Business management – the environment and traffic safety
- Compliance with legislation
- Alcohol and drugs
- Greenhouse gas emissions
- Emissions of substances harmful to health