Cleaner Production Methods
Through our environmental and chemical management programmes, we work proactively with our manufacturers to promote cleaner production methods.
/ SUPPLY CHAIN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
Our environmental expectations are built upon four key principles that must be upheld by JACK & JONES, our manufacturers and their suppliers and sub-contractors:
– Legal compliance
The manufacture of our products must comply with all applicable laws and legislation in the production location.
– Stable supply chains
We develop strategic long-term relationships with our manufacturers, who in turn have stable and consolidated supply chains.
– Transparency and communication
We must have comprehensive knowledge of our supply chain. We work with manufacturers who are able to provide full transparency and an open flow of information.
– Continuous environmental improvement
We will work with our manufacturers to continually reduce environmental impacts of our products through minimizing the use of hazardous chemicals, and reducing energy and natural resource inputs.
/ CLEANER PRODUCTION PROGRAMMES
We have successfully involved our largest suppliers in Bangladesh in a Cleaner Production Programme. The aim is to look at environmental management inside the factory and find ways to improve environmental impacts of production by reducing water use, energy use and chemical use. The result is less environmental impact, a cleaner environment for the people who live in the area and large long-term cost savings for the manufacturers.
/ LOW IMPACT DENIM
Since 2011 we have worked with our manufacturers to challenge existing jeans production methods, and create jeans that maintain current quality standards and trends, but with a reduced environmental impact in the finishing process. The worn-in look is created by laser, and instead of using large volumes of water to fade the denim, natural ozone gas is used.
In 2014 we saved 55 million litres of water and 5 million kilowatts of energy through Low Impact Denim production.
Our Chemical Restrictions were published in 2003 and are updated yearly. The Chemical Restrictions are based on the strictest legislation across all our sales countries and they are based on scientific research as well as the precautionary principle.
All manufacturers must sign and follow our Chemical Restrictions in order to deliver products to JACK & JONES.
We focus on monitoring and improving chemical management in wet-processing facilities, and working with our manufacturers to address the root cause of chemical challenges.
Facilities must have a robust chemical management system in place, as part of a wider Environmental Management System.
We have a Chemical Testing Programme which includes regular and extensive testing of our products. Manufacturers that are unable to meet the Chemical Restrictions are placed under observation, and a high level of product chemical testing will be required to ensure compliance.
Download our Chemical Restrictions