Stockmann is involved in several projects to reduce water consumption and other environmental impacts in India and Bangladesh, which are important production countries for the Group. These cooperation projects have helped to reduce the use of water, chemicals and energy at several factories and lowered factories' production costs. Employee health and occupational safety matters have also been improved.
Examples of cooperation projects:
Better Cotton Initiative, India, 2008 onwards
Since 2008, we have been involved in the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), which aims at reducing the harmful environmental impact of traditional cotton cultivation. The project has provided training to over 2,000 farmers to use less water, chemicals and fertilizer in cotton production. In addition, the BCI works to improve workers' conditions and encourages farmers to cooperate and share tried and- tested practices. Additional information on Lindex web site
Sustainable Water Resource project, India, 2013–2014
The goal of this two-year project is to improve the management of water use. In 2013 we participated in the project with the four main goods suppliers in India and five dye works. In the project, water and electricity meters are installed at production factories and the use of chemicals is optimised in the dyeing process. Additional information about the project
Partnership for Cleaner Textiles, Bangladesh, 2013–2016
The programme is implemented together with other international clothing suppliers and it deals with the consumption of groundwater, pollution of the surface water and issues involved with the use of energy and chemicals. 10 large suppliers are participating in the programme, which covers 80 per cent of the Group's production operations in Bangladesh. Read more on Lindex web site