We need to stop global warming. At Tiger of Sweden, we are dedicated to taking an active role in the transformation of the fashion industry in order to support this cause, whilst staying humble to the fact that this is a big and complicated issue. In our work, we are guided by, and committed to, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13 - Climate Action. Our aim is to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and fully offset the carbon footprint for our scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions by 2025. This means that we plan to fully offset the emissions of carbon from our products and business.
In order to do this, we have a lot of work ahead of us, including making calculations, estimations and clearly stating the definitions of our work. This is a big task since the majority of the emissions which our company indirectly drives are actually located at our suppliers´ and producers´, which are not in our direct control.
It is important to state that offsetting carbon is an intermediate step for us, applied during the process of transforming how the fashion industry works with product creation. Today we use carbon offsetting to be able to cover for emissions which we cannot fully eliminate. Tomorrow, we need to focus fully on not releasing emissions in the first place. To continue our work in the direction with the requirements of the Paris Agreement and limit global warming to 1.5 degrees, we have partnered up with the initiatives listed below.
Offices and Stores
Sustainability and climate action is not just about production. It is also a part of everyday choices, and it needs to be incorporated into each bit of our organisation. Working for a company that prioritises a sustainable future is vital for all our team members.
To integrate a sustainable mindset into our daily work, we are actively pushing and encouraging our colleagues to make the most sustainable choice in relation to every aspect of their daily work. Examples of how we do this range from implementing guidelines in regards to all business travels and catering to recycling, printing less paper and sourcing 100% renewable energy to our head office.
We believe that pushing everyday routines and always questioning if things can be done in a more sustainable manner are crucial in order to fight global warming.
To educate our employees about sustainability and climate action within the textile industry, we have teamed up with the Sustainable Fashion Academy, SFA. SFA offers an online-based training in sustainability fundamentals. The training covers material choices, textile dyeing and finishing, manufacturing procedures, working conditions, production use and re-use, as well as sustainable design. Our design, buying and operations teams, have enrolled in, or are currently undertaking, this training, and we plan to introduce it on a broader scale onwards.