The Stockmann Group's divisions prepare guidelines on product selections and purchasing operations as necessary. Examples of our responsibility policies:
Wood originating from natural tropical forests
Stockmann does not sell garden furniture manufactured from wood originating from natural tropical forests. Other products in Stockmann's selection manufactured from wood originating from natural tropical forests must have a certificate from the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) or the PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification).
‘Worn' look jeans
The sandblasting method is not used in the manufacture of the own brand jeans sold at Stockmann department stores, Lindex and Hobby Hall. The method is banned by law in the EU and Turkey. Giving jeans a ‘worn' look using the sandblasting method can be hazardous to workers' health if it is carried out without proper protective equipment or training.
We do not accept cotton from Uzbekistan because of the human rights and environmental risks associated with the country's cotton production.
We respect animal rights in our operations and require the same of our goods suppliers.
We work determinedly together with our suppliers to increase the share of cage-free eggs in our selection and to reach the goal of having only cage-free eggs for sale in Stockmann Delicatessens in the Baltics. Our selection reflects availability, which has improved in the Baltics over the last years, so that already two thirds of our selection are cage free eggs.
In Finland, the S Group's cooperatives are responsible for the selection of Stockmann Delicatessens, as of December 31, 2017.
The suppliers of our fashion brand have committed to the following basic requirements, among others:
The fur must be collected from the rabbit by shearing or cutting the fur, and the procedure must be carried out in a way that does not cause the animal to suffer. Stockmann department stores' own fashion brand selections accept angora wool products only from suppliers that can prove the exact origin of the angora wool and the good treatment of animals. Lindex has decided to stop using angora wool for the time being.
We do not accept the mulesing of merino sheep.
Leather and fur
The leather used in products must be a by-product of meat production. The selections of the fashion chains do not include fur products.
Feathers and down
Feathers used in products must be by-products of poultry production. We do not accept the plucking of feathers from live birds.