we are Frank Dandy and this is our approach to sustainability.
all of us who manufacture and sell textiles are facing numerous challenges in the business such as: over-consumption of water, increasing greenhouse gas emissions, local and further problems caused by dangerous and uncontrolled use of hazardous chemicals, democratic challenges in producer countries, forced labour… the list is endless. furthermore, we are well aware that we must reach zero GHG emissions (& below) globally by the year 2050.
we at Frank Dandy see and consider these challenges with the most respect, but instead of falling in the gloom and despair, we take this more as an opportunity to be part of the global change for the better and as an opportunity to create something new and awesome.
in that work, we have decided to take help of the 17 UN goals for sustainable development that are designed to be the blueprint in achieving a better and more sustainable future for all given the nature of our business, we have decided to focus on the following three key areas:
Frank Dandy action
it takes guts not to turn a blind eye to the problems, or ignore the facts, or run from the responsibility.
we know that we are not perfect, but we want to do the best we can
below our plan in a nutshell to act more ethically, openly and sustainably:
- The environmental footprint
“To avoid a global climate disaster, we have to get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in every sector of the economy within 50 years.”
REDUCE & MINIMIZE
reduce & minimize our negative climate footprint in all areas possible with the main focus on greenhouse gas emissions
the goal: “zero” is only possible through cooperation and innovation
our ambition is always to be early adapters when it comes to sustainable innovation, materials and technology
2. Calculate and compensate all of our greenhouse gas emissions
we have started the process of calculating our emissions (really complicated to get 100%) in order to make fair & transparent report and to know how much money we need to put aside and invest in for the future
compensate our share by investing in new innovation and greenhouse gas reduction and removal projects like clean energy and reforestation
3 – Action for social responsibility
in addition to relying on our Code of Conduct in production, implement stronger co-operation with Amfori BSCI to enable better local engagement, support and monitoring
SOCIAL MEDIA LANDSCAPE
commit to a more sustainable social footprint on all our media channels where we are active in contributing to peace, justice & diversity
we guarantee healthy and inspiring working conditions for all employees at Frank Dandy