We need to speed up the change
The last ten year or so many great initiatives have been taken within the textile industry to begin the transformation to a more sustainable production. But it is not happening fast enough. We need to speed up the change – finding more resource efficient solutions, adjust our behaviours and how we consume products.
The need for change applies for the workwear business as well. Even if our products last longer and have a more timeless design – we also need to speed up the pace in transforming our business. At Fristads we want to lead the change by supporting and challenging our customers to act more sustainable – contributing to the development of a truly sustainable industry.
Key focus areas 2025
We have divided our sustainability efforts into three focus areas covering the social, environmental and economic aspects of sustainability. Within each area, we will challenge the traditional way of producing workwear and are committed to finding more efficient ways to design, develop and manufacture our products.
Engaged employees and associates
Within the social aspect we focus on taking joint responsibility for making sure that our business has a positive social impact on everyone who is involved in the operation. Key considerations are fair jobs, ethics, health, employee satisfaction and diversity. We have made two long-term commitments: Act in accordance with our Code of Ethics and ensure that everyone working for us has good working conditions.
Sustainable product offer & operation
We are dedicated to developing products that are manufactured in a sustainable manner to reduce our environmental impact. Within this aspect our key considerations are emissions, use of resources, raw materials, dyeing methods, chemicals, use of plastic, closing the loop and transport & travel. Our long-term commitments for the environmental aspect are to adopt circular thinking throughout the product process, and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030.
Within the economic aspect of sustainability, we focus on making it easy for our customers and suppliers to make better choices by being knowledgeable about issues of sustainability. That is why our focus lies on improving our knowledge and communication in the field of sustainability. Our long-term commitments are to become the workwear industry’s experts on sustainability, and to help our customers and suppliers to fulfil their sustainability goals.