Access to clean water should be a human right, yet for 840 million people this is not the reality. Roughly this means that almost one in ten of the world’s population lack access to clean water today. This is why we need to household carefully with the planet’s resources.
The water issue is very important to Lindex, and is part of our long-term sustainability commitment. Partly because textile production consumes large quantities of water and it is a precondition for our business, and mainly because access to clean water is essential to human life.
We are continuously working to improve our processes and reduce our environmental impact, both in own projects and together with others. We have an environmental code that sets requirements regarding water treatment, handling of chemicals, waste treatment and emissions that our wet process suppliers has to undertake, and we follow up with environmental inspections in these factories.
Our largest water impact lies in the production process, but we also affect indirectly through buying cotton that is water-intensive, and by selling products that is then washed by our customers. We work to minimise the environmental impact in the entire value chain; from design and production to the use and washing by our customer.