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Sometimes it’s hard to follow the outcomes of sustainable actions: the chains can get long and complicated, and effects take time to become evident.
That’s why we think it’s important to follow and also report transparently and regularly on the facts and figures of our advances and challenges.
Standards make progress easier to evaluate: certificates are proof of reaching certain levels – and we see no reason not to have them in the spotlight as well.
TRANSPARENCY IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF OUR UNCOMPROMISING SUSTAINABILITY.
CODE OF CONDUCT
As full members of the international amfori organization we are committed to act in accordance with its principles and guidelines. Membership requires us to open up all our practices and key figures for social and environmental sustainability auditing.
STJM CARBON NEUTRAL 2035 INITIATIVE
The Finnish Textile and Fashion Industry Carbon Neutral 2035 Initiative is a public expression of our commitment to lowering our carbon footprint. Our advancement is evaluated and reported annually and although there is still a lot to do, we are convinced the initiative will prove a success.
THE FUTURE – ISO CERTIFICATES
Advancement is continual. Every step forward leads to the next step. All certificates, awards, notifications and mentions our production and offering have earned raise the bar even higher. We are on track to fulfill ISO 9001 Quality and ISO 14001 Environmental Certificate requirements during 2024.
IT CAN’T BE JUST SOME “SUSTAINABILITY BOSSES” JOB – I’M THE ONE WHO KNOWS BEST WHAT CAN BE DONE BETTER, HOW TO TAKE OTHERS INTO ACCOUNT, WHAT JOB SHOULD AND COULD BE DONE MORE SUSTAINABLY.”
Eija Impivaara, Store Manager, Dimex Store
SUSTAINABILITY DEMANDS TRANSPARENCY
For us metrics and certificates are an opportunity to develop every part of our operation with transparency and without prejudice, recognize ways to improve our actions and invest in building the future.
By making our goals public we give everybody the opportunity to independently evaluate how well we are doing. Transparency assures that our actions are not interpreted as “greenwashing”. We want to prove that good can be done and produced so, that it fulfills all relevant criteria for great workwear.
Even the more minute deeds matter. We pack our clothes into as small packages as possible. This eliminates spare space in transport. Old boxes are reused, although they may not look so pretty anymore and no plastic bags are used for packaging. With over 430 000 Dimex items sold and delivered every year, this makes up quite a pile of plastic. We even prioritize transport by sea over air cargo.
Sometimes our actions may appear a little quirky to our customers. That’s why we’re happy to tell why we make certain choices and what we hope to achieve through them. Openness is a key aspect of our sustainability thinking and makes sure that our actions remain in the spotlight while surviving all inspections in the “daylight”.
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