Mango Announces New Sustainability Strategy and List of Tier-3 Factories
Mango, Europe's leading fashion group, has unveiled its new Sustainability Strategy till 2030, which includes new targets and stronger measurement procedures.
The company is upgrading its policies and promises to conform to what it calls the "most commonly used international standards in the sector," all of which form the basis of its new strategy. Mango's overarching goal is to become carbon neutral by the year 2050.
After being the first company to publish a list of its Tier-1 and Tier-2 factories in 2021, Mango plans to be the first major fashion brand in Spain to publish a list of its Tier-3 factories, which are suppliers of textiles and fittings, by the end of 2022.
Almost all of Mango's cotton (90%) and polyester (29%) are made from recycled materials, and 63% of its cellulose fibres are of controlled origin. It has an interim 2025 goal of using 100 per cent sustainable cotton and recycled polyester, as well as 100 per cent controlled origin and traceable cellulose fibres.
Mango asserts that by 2030, all of its product designs and fibres will be derived from sustainable sources or recycled. Additionally, the company is replacing the 'committed' label on its clothing with a QR code in advance of statutory obligations. It will tell people to go to its website to learn about the ingredients and design of its products, as well as where they are made.
In countries such as Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan, Mango also intends to create training programmes that provide girls and women with access to education. It plans to strengthen its ties with universities in regions such as Europe and the US to promote young people on the job market.
Toni Ruiz, CEO of Mango, says, “The new sustainability strategy is not merely a goal to be fulfilled, but a cross-departmental core value of our company strategy and business model that influences our decision-making and the promotion of projects and actions so that we can carry out our activities with the lowest environmental and social impact possible.”
Source: Apparel Resources