Climate protection and resource efficiency

The textile industry is one of the most energy- and resource-intensive branches of industry on our planet. Water consumption in the cultivation of raw materials; energy consumption; emissions; and the use of chemicals and associated wastewater pollution in production are the central challenges to be overcome. As a fashion company, we have a special responsibility here.

We in the s.Oliver Group see the key in establishing and expanding systematic climate and environmental management – ideally across the entire value chain. This puts us in a position to gain transparency about our own ecological footprint, set clear targets, and develop effective measures to reduce our environmental impact.

Environmentally friendly manufacturing processes

We can also make an important contribution to environmental and climate protection by taking ecological factors into account in product design and product development, and by providing suppliers with methods that have a sustainable impact. As part of our sustainable product strategy, finishing techniques in denim production are among the things we at the s.Oliver Group pay particular attention to. The dyeing and washing of denim in particular are water-, energy- and chemical-intensive process steps with great savings potential. In order to leverage this potential and offer more jeans with a low environmental impact in our collections, we use the ‘Environmental Impact Scoring’ measurement method developed by the Spanish technology company Jeanologia. By using innovative processes such as laser technology, ozone and e-flow technology, we can increase safety at the workplace and, depending on the product, reduce water and chemical consumption by as much as 80 percent.

Climate protection in shipping

In our e-tailing business, we pay particular attention to environmentally and climate-friendly shipping. All our national and international shipments are sent to our customers in a climate-neutral manner. This means that we offset the climate-damaging emissions caused by their shipping by investing in certified climate-protection projects. In addition, all our shipping packaging contains more sustainable, FSC-certified material.

Our articles are packed in plastic bags (so-called polybags) to protect them from getting dirty and damaged. These polybags have been desined more sustainable: From mid-2021, our products will be successively packaged in polybags made of 50 percent recycled material. This recycled material comes from a certified source and is verifiably reused plastic waste from the end consumer (= post-consumer). You can identify them by the imprint "This bag is made with 50% recycled material."