Global reduction of environmental impact is a task for everyone, including business and the fashion industry. Our decisions – made every single day – affect the lives of people and the environment not only now, but also in the future.
Eco Aware has its roots in the first sustainable development strategy of LPP and originally concerned selected green agenda actions. Over time, the concept has evolved to signify LPP’s care for the environment in all processes, hence the Eco Aware Production or Eco Aware Stores.
At present, the Eco Aware standard pertaining to the collections is based on two pillars: responsible production and a steadily expanding range of environmentally friendly materials from proven sources.
All materials used in the Eco Aware collections are either certified by an independent organisation or purchased from a supplier who owns environmentally friendly technologies. Our employees are obliged to verify the product certificate, confirm each purchase with the LPP Sustainable Development Department and prepare appropriate documentation confirming the compliance of the material used in production with our standards.
Sourced with respect for the environment from non-genetically modified seeds and in accordance with the natural life cycle.
Produced with due care for the environment from non-genetically modified seeds. Its cultivation has a positive effect on soil fertility and contributes to the rehabilitation of soils contaminated by industry.
Wood pulp based fabrics
TENCELTM / REFIBRATM/ ECOVEROTM / MODALTM by Lenzing and NaiaTM by Eastmann are materials made of natural and renewable raw material: wood cellulose. The fabric supplier, Lenzing, uses closed-loop fibre production technology, significantly reducing the use of water and chemicals throughout the process. The wood needed for production is sourced from sustainably managed forests.
We are systematically expanding the range of recycled materials: we use wool, cotton, polyester, polyamide, linen or silk. We use, among others, very good quality and durable REPREVE® RECYCLED POLYESTER, i.e. polyester from recycled materials, including PET bottles.
Recycled materials reduce waste, as well as consumption of water, energy and other resources.
In the sales network, Eco Aware products are marked with a green label with information on how the product was made – whether we used environmentally friendly material and whether the production process reduced the consumption of natural resources.
In 2019, ALL LPP BRANDS STARTED TO SELL ECO AWARE BRANDED GREEN COLLECTIONS
|% share of Eco Aware collections||16.65 %||7.93 %||3.36 %||1.68 %||0.62 %|
in 2021 25% of clothes produced by LPP are Eco Aware collections.
„RESPONSIBLE FASHION AWARDS”
We were proud to support Responsible Fashion Awards competition for responsible designers – the first in Poland and unique worldwide. It started in June 2019 and was organised by the International School of Costume and Fashion Design (MSKPU) in Warsaw.
The aim of the competition was to promote the idea of designing clothes in the spirit of ecology and ethics. The participants included not only professional designers with extensive experience and education, but also fashion and design enthusiasts, with no professional connections in the industry.
ECO AWARE PRODUCTION
In the Eco Aware collection, both the choice of raw material and the very process of making the clothes are of great importance. This is particularly vital in the production of denim, which has the greatest environmental impact precisely at the processing stage. That is why we want our clothes to be produced in factories operating on the basis of the Eco Aware Production standard we developed. It requires confirmation of the reduction of water and energy consumption, as well as the chemicals used in production.
in 2023 100% of denim production factories covered by Eco Aware Production programme
We operate in line with RDS. It is an international standard for responsible down sourcing, developed with the support of industry expert groups and retailers working to protect animal rights. It lays down best practices as regards treatment of animals and rules for ethical breeding. It guarantees control over the origin of the product at each stage. For example, down used in jackets from Mohito brand collection comes exclusively from suppliers who act responsibly and hold valid RDS certificates.
We have not used angora since 2014.
For Mohito collection, we obtain down from a verified source – only from suppliers who hold valid certificates and use ethical methods of raw material production.
Since 2019, we have been certifying wool. From 2021 onwards, each of our products containing such raw material will be verified in terms of animal welfare.
Since 2020, we have ceased to use mohair, which is a raw material that carries the risk of inhumane treatment of animals.
In 2021, 100% of all our brands’ products containing wool or down will come from certified farms.
COLLECTION OF CLOTHING
WHAT WE DO WITH UNSOLD CLOTHES
Our collections are very popular.
We sell as much as 98% of the marketed collections.
We do not dispose of our clothes. It is not necessary, as unsold garments are transferred to our outlet stores or sold to an external company which distributes them on the markets where our brand stores are not located.
We also donate some of them to non-governmental organisations. These are elements of our collections which have not been sold, as well as prototypes of particular models not intended for sale. We have donated nearly 136 thousand pieces of clothing worth over PLN 2 million.
CLOTHING COLLECTION IN RESERVED, HOUSE AND MOHITO STORES
In LPP, change starts with us. At the same time, we are committed to implementing the idea of sustainable development among consumers. The ongoing actions consisting in collection of used clothing in our stores, which is handed over to people in difficult life situations, allows us to both fulfil our social mission and reduce the environmental impact by reusing the products. Customers of selected stores in Poland can bring clothes with any label and leave them in specially marked containers. In 2019, House and Mohito stores joined the project carried out by Reserved brand. The clothes collected in this way go to those in need via the St. Brother Albert Aid Society which runs night-shelter facilities for homeless people all over Poland.
In 2023, the collection system will operate in all our stores around the world.
Containers for used clothing are located in 50 stores in 21 cities throughout Poland:
- Atrium (Reserved)
- Focus Park (Mohito)
- Galeria Jurajska (Reserved, House)
- Forum (Reserved, House, Mohito),
- Galeria Morena (Reserved),
- Galeria Bałtycka (Reserved)
- Riviera (Reserved)
- Silesia City Center (Reserved),
- Galeria Katowicka (Reserved)
- Galeria Echo (House)
- Atrium (Mohito)
- Galeria Krakowska (Reserved),
- Serenada (Reserved, Mohito),
- Bonarka City Center (House, Mohito)
- Felicity (Reserved),
- Tarasy Zamkowe (House, Mohito)
- Manufaktura (Reserved, House, Mohito)
- Trzy Korony (Mohito)
- Solaris Center (House),
- Karolinka (Mohito),
- Turawa Park (Mohito)
- Posnania (Reserved, House, Mohito)
- Słoneczna (Reserved)
- Galeria Rzeszów (House)
- Galaxy (House, Mohito),
- Galeria Kaskada (Mohito)
- Gemini Park Tarnów (House)
- Atrium Copernicus (Reserved)
- Wola Park (Reserved),
- Złote Tarasy (Reserved),
- DTC Sawa (Reserved),
- Arkadia (House),
- Galeria Północna (Mohito),
- Promenada (Mohito)
- Magnolia Park (Reserved, Mohito),
- Wroclavia (House, Mohito)
ECO AWARE STORES
by 2025, all our stores will meet Eco Aware Stores standards. The foregoing means, above all, a significant reduction in energy consumption, which directly translates into lower emissions.
Our stores are constantly changing, offering even greater shopping comfort to customers. Not only do we increase the size of our stores and design, but we also introduce modern technologies. Such solutions as progressive lighting and air conditioning allow for more reasonable energy management in accordance with the principles of sustainable development.
FSC CERTIFICATE- FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL
FSC is an organization offering one of the most robust forest resources certification systems in the world. It provides guidelines for the sourcing of raw materials and the production of wood and paper products with due care of forest vitality and maintenance of biodiversity. Certified paper is used in price tags of some of our brands, cardboards, nets and other paper materials.
Goal: by 2023 100% of our cardboard boxes will be recycled or FSC certified.
The signing of the New Plastics Global Economy Commitment has strengthened our previous efforts to bring green packaging into e-commerce.
Deliveries of Reserved and Mohito brands from online stores were made in paper cardboard boxes made of 100% recycled paper. All cardboard boxes are FSC certified or similar. The boxes have two closing paths so they can be reused for product return purposes.
We have also started to use recycled foil envelopes. By 2020, 100% of the film for online order shipping for House, Cropp and Sinsay will be recycled and the use of disposable film for commercial samples will have been reduced by 50%.
Since October 2017 to the present day, we have reduced the use of e-commerce foil envelopes by 8.3 million pieces, which means the elimination of almost 250 tonnes of plastic by 2019.
by 2025 100% of plastic in packaging suitable for re-use, recyclable or biodegradable.
In the e-commerce channel, just like in all other areas of LPP’s activity, we turn towards ecology. Invoices circulation is carried out electronically, thus saving paper. We have been developing our IT infrastructure in the cloud environment – this is how Mohito stores have already been operating, and the stores of subsequent brands are being transferred there. Owing to this solution, we do not have to maintain, replace and service the equipment, which reduces electricity consumption. In 2021, our online stores will be powered solely by energy from renewable sources.
EMISSIONS AND CO2
Our investments in new technologies in the stores concern not only products and customer service, but also solutions that significantly reduce the environmental impact of LPP. We have committed to significantly reducing our carbon footprint by 2025 and we use renewable energy sources (RES). Where the choice of the supplier is possible, over 25% of the energy used by our stores comes from RES (mainly wind and water). At selected locations, we are also testing the SolarCool technology, which uses solar energy in the cooling system of air conditioning equipment.
Selected stores are equipped with an intelligent lighting control system that adjusts the amount of light to the current sun exposure of the facility. There are also energy-saving methods of cooling, heating and heat recovery (free cooling, rooftop) in air conditioning.
The following, among others, may be found in all our stores:
Energy-efficient screens and intelligent controls of video walls, which, combined with appropriate preparation of the displayed content, reduces energy consumption by 40%.
Progressive LED lighting system, which saves energy during store closing hours and allows for better display of our collections.
A cutting-edge air conditioning system with the highest energy efficiency coefficients, adapting to the intensity of customer traffic.
Escalators with motion sensors that slow down when not in use.
We cooperate with specialist transport companies when transporting goods in the supply chain. Our CO2 emissions per product unit are reduced by, among other things:
- Using intermodal solutions that involve using more than one means of transport without the need for reloading.
- Reducing the share of air transport, while increasing the share of sea and road transport.
In LPP, we focus on the quality of reporting greenhouse gas emissions. We are one of the few listed companies to take such a comprehensive approach to measurement.
IN 2019, LPP GROUP EMITTED 1.5 MILLION TONNES OF CO2, OF WHICH:
GHG emissions of LPP in the range by three sources
GHG emissions of LPP Group by range in 2019 in T CO2E
Long-term goal as to carbon footprint reduction:
Reduction of CO2 emissions by 15% by 2025.