In our own retail, and all trade solutions that we offer our clients, all interior is made from recyclable material and all POS (Point of Sale) signs are made from FSC certified and/or renewable sources. During 2017, we also introduced new bags and hangers made from renewable materials. A vision is to try to accomplish recycling of trade solutions in connection with new construction.
Almost all our Swedish stores run on renewable energy, while this is far more rare in other countries. The implementation of renewable energy in our stores globally can be a challenge for several reasons, mainly when a store is located in a shopping mall where you don’t control the energy supply.
Recycling of trade solutions in our own retail is controllable but offering a system to accomplish this for shop-in-shop solutions in our customers’ facilities poses more of a challenge and is something that we will try to find a solution for.
Going forward we will set a more detailed sustainability strategy for our stores and implement vendor control through the Amfori BSCI Code of Conduct. We will also set a plan for the implementation of renewable energy in our own retail as well as putting pressure on our vendors to do the same.