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resource protection and chemical management

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bluesign® system partnership

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We are a bluesign® system partner—for safe and sustainable manufacturing processes. The independent bluesign® system stands for textile production that is sustainable across the board. It imposes the highest standards in terms of occupational safety, consumer protection, resource conservation and the prevention of water and air pollution.

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Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC)

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Working together towards sustainability. Jack Wolfskin has been a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) since August 2020. The SAC is made up of over 250 leading apparel, footwear and textile brands, retailers, suppliers, service providers, trade associations, non-profit organizations, NGOs, and academic institutions working to reduce environmental impact and promote social justice throughout the global value chain.

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The Higg Index

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We use the Higg Index to measure sustainability in a standardized way, aligning with a common language for the industry. Developed by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), the Higg Index offers a standardized method of assessing the social and environmental performance of the value chain and the environmental impacts of products.

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Responsible use of chemicals in all production processes

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No harmful chemicals! Thanks to ZDHC MRSL list of banned substances. MRSL stands for “Manufacturing Restricted Substances List” and refers to a catalog of chemicals that are prohibited, or that may not exceed strict concentration limits throughout the complete production process.

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Securing highest standards for finished products

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Our Green Book contains stringent requirements for the finished product. In addition to the ZDHC MRSL, we have implemented our own “Restricted Substances List” (RSL) which governs substances and residues in our finished products, including all fabrics and all components such as buttons and zips.

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Wastewater checks at factories

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We regularly inspect chemical output at factories. We engage independent and accredited laboratories to perform regular spot checks on the wastewater of our suppliers.

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Eco-friendly use of packaging material

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We avoid packaging waste wherever possible. It is not possible to completely eliminate protective packaging for our products, such as that used when they are transported in containers. We have, however, taken a raft of measures to reduce packaging waste wherever possible.

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Combating microplastics together

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We are working on industry solutions for dealing with microplastics. It’s not just large volumes of plastic waste that are polluting the environment; microplastics—minute and barely visible plastic particles—are increasingly becoming a problem.

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Achieving more with partners!

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Solving industry challenges together. By working with strong, like-minded partners in the clothing industry, we can make greater gains in terms of sustainability with suppliers in all corners of the world than by working alone. That’s why we have joined various dedicated associations and other organizations.

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Low-carbon transport

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We are reducing CO2 emissions on all our transport routes. The key to reducing our transport-related CO2 emissions lies in a complete overhaul of our logistics processes, the operative phrase being “supply chain management” (SCM).

This is what We're Doing

You can read all about the sustainability measures we have adopted and implemented in our Sustainability Book.