The Spanish fashion house, Mango aims to eliminate all plastic packaging within its supply chain. The set goal is estimated to reduce plastic of over 160 million plastic bags per year from its supply chain.
The company states that it hopes the target will put the company on track towards becoming the first Spanish brand in the industry to take direct action against plastic packaging circulation.
Toni Ruiz, the CEO of Mango, Stated that they were very pleased to implement the project that helped them advance towards a more sustainable fashion industry that in turn will allow them to implement a suitable transformation of the company.
The projected targets are all set to commence shortly with local production folded garments and in the retailer’s online channel. The company has successfully implemented their pilot trials in Morocco, China and Turkey. The rattlers further plan to expand the project to all its garments by the end of 2021.
The plastic bags are to be replaced with tissue paper bags designed from sustainably managed forests where practices are certified as compliant with FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) international standards.
Mango will work in close proximity with its network of suppliers to ensure goals are implemented across the board to achieve projected targets. Ruiz stated that the large scale project will have a positive impact on the environment as it aims to stop utilising approximately 160 million plastic bags a year. Mango recently became the the first fashion brand in Spain to publish a list of all its Tier 1 suppliers utilised in the year. This proves its engagement with its supply network.
As a part of the signing between Mango and the Comisiones Obreras trade union in 2018 the publication list was released. As the partnership gained momentum the trade union has worked towards guiding Mango in its to strengthen the rights of factory operators to encourage responsibility within the company’s global supply chain network.
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