Our Responsibility towards Nature and the Environment
Humans are still consuming resources faster than the planet’s ecosystems can regenerate them. If we all simply carry on the way we are, we will consume approximately 1.7 Earths. However we only have one.
Today, the textile industry plays a significant role in the consumption of resources and environmental pollution. It is for this reason that we are choosing to face the challenges of today and tomorrow to make the lives of future generations worth living. We have defined measures to reduce negative environmental impacts and conserve resources. We have also established a water and chemicals management system and guidelines on animal welfare.
Our Contribution to Mitigating Climate Change
Global warming has drastic implications for our planet. Extreme heat and rising sea levels have far-reaching negative consequences for our ecosystems and both humans and animals. In the Paris Agreement (only DE), participating nations set the themselves the goal of limiting global warming to well below 2, ideally to 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels. National climate goals have been defined accordingly. In Germany, the goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 88 percent by 2040 and to zero by 2045.
How We Protect Our Resources
Responsible chemical and water management go hand in hand at the S.OLIVER GROUP. Certain production processes, such as dyeing fabrics, require the use of chemicals. To ensure that no harmful substances make it down the drain and into lakes and waterways, we use a reliable chemical management system. We make sure that certain substances are not used during production and are not found in our end products. This not only helps the environment, it also contributes to workplace safety and ensures safe end products that our customers can wear without any concerns.
Respect for Everyone and Everything
We use animal materials. As such, it is our responsibility to consider the welfare of animals and to maintain their diversity.
In the textile industry, animal welfare is at particular risk in the farming of animals and the way in which animal fibers and materials are obtained. For this reason, we have set ourselves goals regarding the use of certain animal materials and ensure animal welfare through certification, standards, and general guidelines. We no longer use any materials for which we cannot ensure any animal welfare criteria. These include angora, mohair, and real fur. Furthermore, we do not use any exotic leather or materials that come from endangered animal species.