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.
We have started working with a new supplier for our trade solutions during the year, and together with them started implementing a system for recycling of materials in connection with installation and dismantling of shops and shop-in-shops both in our own retail and in wholesale and trade fairs.
Our mannequins are, as of 2019, made from recycled materials and produced in Europe instead of China, improving logistics and lowering our environmental footprint through shorter transports. All our manufacturing for trade material and solutions is controlled and all vendors have signed our Code of Conduct during the year.
Almost all our Swedish stores run on renewable energy, while this is far rarer in other countries. The implementation of renewable energy in our stores globally can be a challenge for several reasons, but we are working towards this goal, since the implementation of renewable energy in, above all, our facilities in the Netherlands, Belgium and the UK, would enable us to decrease our footprint substantially.