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Like everything we do, we take sustainability seriously.
It’s a big part of our everyday work and is met with the same uncompromising attitude we apply to our workwear.
The modern textile production industry is based largely in Asia; we can’t overlook or deny this fact.
However, we actively strive to do as much as possible of our work here in Europe.
This is one of our ways of investing in the economy of our home market as well as making sure that valuable know-how and capability remain here.
Our reliability and “can-do attitude” often associated with Finnish culture remain two of our characteristic strengths.
The continuous improvement of our production and logistic chains as well as managing compliance of our ethical guidelines are at the center of our work.
This leads, in addition to the lowering of our carbon footprint, to an uncompromised ability to monitor adherence to Dimex quality and ethical standards.
CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENT OF OUR LOGISTICS AND PRODUCTION CHAINS AND THE MONITORING OF ADHERENCE TO OUR ETHICAL STANDARDS ARE AT THE HEART OF WORK.
OVER 50% OF TURNOVER FROM EUROPEAN PRODUCTION
Textile industry production has in recent years migrated more and more into the Far East. In addition to Estonia, Ukraine and Portugal, we employ subcontractors in China and Pakistan too. Optimally we help create new jobs and know-how in areas where the standard of living is on the rise. Simultaneously it increases our responsibility to make sure our subcontractors treat their workers fairly and appropriately.
TAXES, TARIFFS, AND DUES ALWAYS PAID IN FULL 100%
We’re proud of our roots in Finland. We are happy to pay our taxes since we know that a functioning society is critical to the success of our business. A content, thriving workforce can only exist with cooperation between our company and society at large. That’s why we give our uncompromised support to maintain and strengthen that cooperation.
STANDARDS ARE IMPORTANT, TOO
Numerous different demands are set for workwear. Many of them are central for safety. International standards never define our work, but achieving them is the base level that allows us to offer our products to any company, for any type of work, anywhere around the world.
WHAT’S REALLY GREAT ABOUT MY JOB IS THAT I CAN AFFECT BOTH THE SECURITY AND COMFORT OF WORKERS WEARING OUR CLOTHES AS WELL AS THE WORKING CONDITIONS AND FAIR TREATMENT OF THE PEOPLE PRODUCING THEM.”
Anne Lamberg, Production Director, Dimex Oy
SUSTAINABILITY REQUIRES AGILITY
The reliability and speed at which we are able to deliver on orders is not just our customers’ benefit. A streamlined delivery chain lessens the need to stockpile products and eventually lowers wastage. Our final goal is to never produce anything that is not utilized.
Even the best forecasts can fail to deliver perfect results. In 2022 we decided to “clean our closets” and as a result donated over 2000 pieces of unused, prime quality Dimexes to charity. Most of the donated items were jeans and children’s clothing.
We listen and learn from our customers. All feedback is carefully evaluated and possible problems are analyzed and resolved to the benefit of users and customers. We regularly gather feedback also from our resellers, work safety managers, subcontractors, and even some spouses. And of course from construction workers and other end-users. This feedback is then used to finetune product details, adapt suggestions into improvements, create new solutions for everyday challenges, and keep searching for more environmentally sustainable ways to produce the world’s best workwear.
NEXT: 5. EVERYONE CAN SEE IF WE’RE PUTTING OUR MONEY WHERE OUR MOUTH IS
The uncompromised sustainability thesis of Dimex
1. SUSTAINABILITY STARTS AT HOME READ
2. CUSTOMERS CAN TURN OUR STEPS INTO THEIR LEAPS READ
3. OUR PRODUCTS MUST FIRST AND FOREMOST PERFORM – AND ONLY THEN HELP REFORM READ
4. PRODUCTION AND LOGISTICS ARE CONSTANTLY UNDER OUR MICROSCOPE READ
5. EVERYONE CAN SEE IF WE’RE PUTTING OUR MONEY WHERE OUR MOUTH IS READ