In 2017, we adopted the LPP More Sustainable Development Strategy based on 4 firm pillars — products, employees, environment and our principles. The year 2019 is the time of verifying the strategies we have chosen and their performance. This is also the time of determining the direction of our future operations. To confirm the above, we present the current status of the LPP More strategy.
MORE SAFEOur prouct
We put emphasis on responsible designing and manufacturing practices for our clothing and accessories.
We act in a spirit of FAIR and SUSTAINABLE DESIGN, carrying out obligatory training sessions on responsible clothing design for designers.
We expand the ECO AWARE line, using more materials from sustainable sources.
SAFETY of plant workers – we put efforts to ensure that venues where our collections are manufactured are hazard-free.
ZERO-TOLERANCE FOR ABUSE – all our factories in Bangladesh are subject to regular ACCORD and SGS audits.
FEEL SAFE — in our fabrics, you will find no harmful chemical substances or accidental needles.
YOUR CONSCIOUS CHOICE – we provide detailed information on the product’s composition and origin on labels.
MORE CAREOur employees
We give new hires a great start and good atmosphere every day.
We give newcomers a great start: a smooth on-boarding scheme.
We promote and appreciate DIVERSITY among our employees as added value.
Better together: We support our employees’ community projects.
We make our offices more eco-friendly — we owe it to our planet.
WolontWARIAT — our volunteering scheme, is a real “do good” revolution.
MORE ETHICALOur principles
We say NO to misconduct, corruption and derogations from standards. We act ethically, in line with transparent principles. This is the only way to go.
ETHICAL CODE trumps DRESS CODE: We are FAIR to ourselves and others.
Corruption? NO WAY! We organise anti-corruption training for our managers.
No such thing as a stupid question: You may ask our ethics officer for advice.
BALANCE is most important – we consistently implement a sustainable development strategy.
DiaLOGue: Our relations with consumers and stakeholders are based on dialogue and mutual understanding.
MORE MINDFULOur environment
We act here and now! We promote a conscious and consistent approach to growth. We share knowledge and learn from others. Share and grow!
SOCIALISE — our strategy of supporting local communities brings about a real change wherever we pursue our operations.
CHEERING IS YOUR WINNING — CHEERING IS YOUR WINNING – we have a donation fund and sponsoring budget.
EDUCATION IS THE KEY — we work on a constant basis with colleges and universities to share our professional experience with young people passionate about fashion.
INFORMATION IS THE KING — we educate consumers on proper garment maintenance and care.
“Our strategy covers all company processes. Due to such holistic approach, we make a real and meaningful change.”
OUR ACTIONS IN THE AREA OF ETHICAL FASHION
Since 2014, we have abandoned angora wool in our products.
We have joined the Fur Free Retailer Programme.
In 2016, we signed an agreement with the Otwarte Klatki (Open Cages) organisation, renouncing natural fur.
We manufacture the ECO AWARE line using raw materials originating from sustainable resources.
For Mohito collections, we use down from a reliable source, only from suppliers with valid certificates and applying ethical methods for sourcing raw material. The same form of cooperation has been initiated in the Reserved brand.
We use TencelTM lyocell, a fabric made of wood pulp cellulose. In 2018, it was used in approx. 0.7% of all t-shirts.
We control our suppliers. We carry out audits covering the observance of human rights in terms of working conditions, wages and environmental protection. These conditions are set forth in LPP’s Code of Conduct. We outsource inspections to SGS, an international auditing organisation.
We are the only Polish textile company being a member of the ACCORD, an agreement aimed at improving working conditions in the textile industry in Bangladesh.
THE UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS 2015–2030
We contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The following are the SDGs which we consider the most important for our industry and our operations.
4. GOOD EDUCATION
We cooperate with art colleges and universities to develop the fashion industry and promote fashion occupations.
8. ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DECENT WORK
We are one of the largest taxpayers in Poland and the largest taxpayer in the Pomerania region.
We have created over 25 thousand jobs, with over 14 thousand based in Poland.
We outsource production to Asian manufacturers contributing to the development of the textile and garment industry in that region.
We have implemented the Code of Conduct for suppliers, requiring them to provide their employees with decent working conditions - access to drinking water and clean toilet facilities.
We have inspected plants in Bangladesh to check their compliance with the Code of Conduct in terms of timely payment of wages, overtime and employment of minors.
We cooperate with 87 garment factories in Poland. Together, they employ over 1700 workers.
9. INDUSTRY, INNOVATION, INFRASTRUCTURE
We own one of the largest and most technologically advanced garment distribution centres in Central and Eastern Europe.
We develop, and invest in developing, state-of-the-art fashion technologies.
10. LESS INEQUALITY
We promote diversity using a dedicated internal campaign. Over half of LPP mangers are women.
We monitor working conditions and wages paid at our suppliers.
We help those in need through the LPP Foundation.
Our employees take part in an internal volunteering scheme to support local communities.
11. SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
We support the development of Gdańsk and the Dolne Miasto district because that is where our head office is located.
We work with local communities in our immediate environment.
12. RESPONSIBLE PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION
We care for the quality of our products and verify them in terms of chemical substances control.
We have implemented an educational programme for consumers, covering garment care and maintenance.
We have carried out inspections to verify compliance with LPP’s Code of Conduct in Bangladeshi factories.
13. CLIMATE-ORIENTED ACTIONS
We have implemented rules to make our offices more eco-friendly and launched actions minimising our environmental impact.
In brand stores and distribution centres, we apply up-to-date technologies to limit power consumption.
17. GOAL-ORIENTED PARTNERSHIPS
We cooperate with colleges and universities to contribute to the improvement of education.
We take part in events related to the promotion of sustainable development and responsible business.
OUR ECONOMIC, ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPACT
As we operate in the Pomeranian region, we support local business development. What is more, we cooperate with over 300 Polish entrepreneurs, giving them more business opportunities.
80% of our profit is taxed in Poland.
We make major and growing investments in different parts of the value chain.
We invest mainly in Poland.
Owing to the transfer by the owners of LPP of their assets to the Semper Simul and Sky Foundations, we have made sure that the company’s equity will remain in Poland.
To limit power consumption, we have implemented up-to-date technological solutions in our store chain and distribution centres.
We have introduced and adhere to the rules of making our offices eco-friendly.
We educate customers in the area of garment care and maintenance to ensure that our products may be used as long as possible.
We have given up fur and angora wool. By 2020, we will also cease using mohair unless we find a responsible and humane method for its sourcing.
We strictly control the supply chain and our suppliers in terms of environment protection.
In the ECO AWARE collection, we use materials originating from sustainable sources.
Owing to our products and comprehensively designed customer experience model, we make our customers’ dreams come true.
Our designs and concepts are made in Poland. We promote Polish creative ideas on foreign markets where we operate.
We employ over 25 thousand people, including over 14 thousand employees in Poland, focusing on their development.
We develop an employee volunteering programme.
We promote fashion-related professions.
We support local communities in our immediate vicinity.