While transparency is a major challenge in the fashion industry, it is the key to making progress within all areas of sustainability. We are committed to the Transparency Pledge.
The Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Transparency Pledge is an initiative by nine global trade unions and human rights organisations. The initiative was developed to promote deeper and wider transparency in supply chains by getting companies to publish information about the factories in the manufacturing phase of their supply chains.
Our commitment to the Transparency Pledge is in line with our sustainability promise – to make a difference for future generations. When a supply chain is complex and lacks transparency, risks increases and issues are often more complicated to address. Transparency is a precondition for making progress within sustainability and at the same time, it is one of the greatest challenges in the fashion industry.
For many years, we have consolidated our supply chain and developed close long-term partnerships with our suppliers, which has enabled great progress within sustainability and helped to increase the transparency. But we still have a long way to go and need to continue developing the transparency even further down our supply chain.