We’re proud to announce that our efforts to be a responsible business have resulted in our B Corp certification being the highest in Fashion in the UK and second highest in Europe.
We have set Science-Based Targets for Nature that go beyond Climate Neutral by 2030, signed the Terra Carta to reach net-zero ahead of Paris Agreement commitments. We are also involved in projects with The Fashion Pact, UN Fashion Charter, Global Environment Facility and Sustainable Apparel Coalition.
Our Impact Report is written in accordance with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These are 17 goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.
Currently our efforts are focused on the areas where we believe we can have a more direct impact: Biosphere, Society and Economy.
We are excited to share our journey to a better future, please find below our transparent report for the Second Quarter of 2021.
Clean Water and Sanitation
Life Below Water
Life on Land
Affordable and Clean Energy
This is a powerful commitment to leave no one behind and to reach those farthest behind first. We are active in the anti-slavery movement, our factories have signed our rigorous code of conduct and we are a Living Wages company.
We’ve also partnered with Oxfam to donate a portion of proceeds from sale of our Pre-Loved collection to fighting Poverty
We donate more than 10% of our profits to charities including ones that address hunger.
Good Health and Well-Being
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we donated over 30,000 reusable face masks to those who needed them the most. We find mental health very important and support charities with donations. We also care very much about the mental health of our staff and have a daily zoom call to see each other’s faces, smile and touch base. We will never force our team to go to the office in dangerous times.
Although we do not directly impact this SDG, we always search for ways to help, for example by donating computers to underserved communities that need them the most and donating materials to local schools.
Sustainable Cities and Communities
This has not been a core focus for us. We aim to be a force for good in the communities we are inserted in, for example by settling our warehouse in a low-income area and paying Living Wages. We also engage with local communities when possible, try to support local businesses and support fair and sustainable development with our business.
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
We do not directly impact this SDG within our business operations. We understand the importance of this SDG, and it is in our DNA to be as inclusive, peaceful, and planet positive as possible.
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Responsible Consumption and Production
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
We do not directly impact this SDG, but we understand its importance. We are incorporating blockchain and AI technology into our supply chain and are working on innovative solutions with Supply Compass and Freedom Row to strengthen digital infrastructure.
We are developing bespoke sustainable fabrics and supporting pioneering recycled fabric innovations.
Partnerships For The Goal
We strongly support this SDG, and encourage and welcome individuals and other businesses to engage with us, be more ethical and sustainable. We join forces with institutes that promote a better planet, and in general follow the inspiring guidelines the Sustainable Development goals offer.
At House of Baukjen we are campaigning for change and striving for hope by disrupting the fast fashion model. We realise that we need to lead by example and encourage others, which is why we pride ourselves in transparency; across our fabrics, supply chain and our circular model including our re-commerce initiatives: Pre-Loved, Rental, and Care and Repair.
We are also proud to be a certified B Corp, an accreditation you can’t manipulate, with no room for greenwashing. You need to earn it. What matters is the journey towards a better world. For the sake of the planet and the people, we urge other businesses to join us.
We are proud of our journey so far, but we are not perfect and there is much more to be done. As we campaign, we encourage everyone to join our movement.