Today, Lindex’s sustainability report for 2021 is released. The fashion company reports on a year defined by transformation, an acceleration in developing the business with sustainability in its core and significant progress to keep Lindex’s sustainability promise – to make a difference for future generations.
‘The combined impacts of societal unrest, political instability, environmental degradation and the pandemic can feel overwhelming. But this is why I am so proud of the resilience and commitment I see around me from my colleagues. Business as usual is no longer an option and together, we hold on to the potential for change that is unique in this moment. We have made a promise to make a difference for future generations and we are in the middle of a major transformation at Lindex, which opens us up to entirely new ways of being and doing business. And we are constantly reminded that we are not the only ones working towards transformation. We see our customers re-examining their choices. We are combining our efforts with our industry peers and partners to create greater momentum. We see innovations that have the power to change how we design, manufacture, transport, trace, and consume fashion. Transformation in the fashion industry is not only possible—it is happening. Right now. And we are proud to be part of it’ says Susanne Ehnbåge, CEO at Lindex.
In the sustainability report, Lindex summarises the year 2021 and describes its progress, challenges and the major transformation that impacts all parts of the company. Some highlights from 2021 include:
- 350 female cotton farmers were trained and empowered in Lindex’s ‘Women in cotton’ programme with CottonConnect – and 1 million baby pyjamas was made with their cotton
- Lindex acquired a majority stake in Spacerpad AB, a start-up company with the goal to fight menstrual poverty and promote sustainable consumption
- Lindex launched 10 design principles for circularity and longevity and piloted the internal tool across all business areas
- Lindex expanded its second hand offer of kids’ outdoor wear and piloted womenswear second hand
- Lindex transitioned to 100 per cent biofuel for all sea transports
- Lindex decreased its climate emissions by 22 per cent compared to 2017, a reduction coming from a combination of renewable energy in own operations, more sustainable materials, decrease in number of pieces and replacement of generic data with actual supply chain data
- Lindex transitioned to 100 per cent renewable energy with guarantees of origin for all its stores, offices, and warehouses globally
- Lindex rolled out living wage trainings and gap analysis with suppliers in China and Bangladesh
Lindex’s 2021 Sustainability Report is available here.