Highlights of our 2013 responsibility work

Stockmann's CSR report for 2013 presents the results of the company's responsibility work. During 2013, Stockmann continued its long-term work to improve the transparency and monitoring of its supply chain. In May 2013, Stockmann was the first Finnish company to join an accord to improve factory safety in Bangladesh and Lindex published information on the factories that manufacture Lindex its products on the fashion chain's website. 29.4.2014 Stockmann published a list of the factories it uses to manufacture its own brand fashion products.

Highlights of our 2013 responsibility work were:

More transparent supply chain

  • In May 2013, Stockmann was the first Finnish company to join the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety.

  • In 2013, Lindex published a list of suppliers and factories that it uses. Stockmann was the first Finnish company to publish a corresponding list for its own brand fashion products on its website on 29 April 2014. Seppälä's list will be published later in 2014.

  • A total of 378 audits and factory inspections were carried out in the own brand fashion product supply chain. 21 electrical inspections were also carried out at the factories that Stockmann uses in Bangladesh.

Working for the good of the environment

  • Stockmann's department stores in Finland have a 96.2 per cent waste sorting rate, which ranks them among the best in the retail sector.

  • Calculation of the carbon footprint was centralised for the first time and its scope was extended with regard to waste management in Russia and import freight.

  • More responsible materials were used in fashion products: a total of 12 million products made from organic cotton, recycled or Tencel fibre or from Better Cotton were on sale during the reporting year.

Working together with our customers

  • In 2013, Stockmann's department stores in Finland joined the New Children's Hospital 2017 project.

  • Lindex and its customers participated in the Pink Ribbon campaign for the 11th time, raising EUR 1.2 million to combat fight breast cancer.

CSR report 2013