Sustainability and environment
At Springhill, we want to create the most sustainable business possible, respecting people and the environment. We also support our suppliers in their efforts to promote sustainable development.
We continuously develop our customer offering from a sustainability perspective, which takes place at various levels. For example, we offer environmentally certified products such as GOTS and Oeko-Tex, we choose more sustainable production techniques, and we monitor suppliers’ performance against several sustainability parameters.
To reduce our environmental impact, we use transport with a limited CO2 emissions and avoid air transport. All carriers used by Springhill have an ISO 14001 certified environmental management system. We try to reduce the amount of packaging materials and choose recyclable and less environmentally damaging materials.
Product quality and chemical content are important to us and our customers. Of course, we comply with all the laws and regulations set by the EU and national regulators in the markets where our products are sold, such as REACh. We use the Textile Importers’ Chemical Guide and other guidance documents.
Springhill is a member of the amfori BSCI since 2007. It is a European initiative that helps retailers, importers and brands to improve workers’ conditions in production. Membership in amfori BSCI is a step in the long-term ambition to become an even better and more responsible company. Springhill works consciously to develop and train our suppliers for better working conditions, both by engaging local trainers/auditors and through our own monitoring. The watchword is to communicate and coordinate, and to set the right requirements for our suppliers. It is a continuous process with respect for the product, the environment and for all involved in the manufacturing process.
If you want to know more about amfori BSCI, visit the website: https://www.amfori.org/content/amfori-bsci
The Amfori BSCI Code of Conduct includes a number of principles that we are committed to upholding with our suppliers. The principles are based on, among others, the UN Declarations on Human Rights, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the ILO Conventions.
1. Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining
2. Fair reimbursement
3. Health and safety at work
4. Special protection for workers
5. No forced labour
6. Ethical business conduct
7. No discrimination
8. Decent working hours
9. No child labour
10. no precarious employment
11. Environmental protection
The Code of Conduct can be downloaded in several languages from the amfori BSCI website: https://www.amfori.org/node/223/field_resource_type/code-conduct-119
If you would like further information about Springhill’s sustainability work or our Code of Conduct, please contact us by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org@springhill.se
Springhill Textile is a member of Textile Importers. Membership gives us access to important information related to imports, trade and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) issues. Through Textile Importers, we also have access to the Chemicals Guide, specially developed by SWEREA for textile products and based on the EU chemicals legislation – REACH.
Our aim is to increase the proportion of products in our range that contain organic cotton. There are different labels for organic cotton. Initially, these products are certified by the Organic Cotton Content Standard.