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TOPSHOP x TOPMAN CONSIDERED

MISSION STATEMENT

The world around us is evolving fast, moving into a new age. We are working hard to champion progress, aspiring to make a positive difference.

It is up to us to take a considered approach to what we do; to decide how we exist in the present and plan how we exist in the future.

We recognise sustainability as a pressing concern, and it is for this reason that we strive to do everything we can for the people we care about, the products we create and the planet we live on.

We are not perfect, but we are excited to embark on this journey. Together, let’s start reducing our fashion footprint and build a legacy we can feel proud of.

While we work hard to develop excellent products, we’re striving to make a positive difference throughout our supply chain both socially and environmentally.

OUR COLLECTION

Our CONSIDERED products have been designed to be more environmentally sustainable. We use lower-impact materials, innovative production methods and partner with certified suppliers across all of our key ranges.

CONSIDERED products contain at least 50% organic cotton, 50% sustainable viscose (lyocell) or 20% recycled material (polyester or cotton). To ensure products are of the highest quality, we can’t always include more than 20% recycled material. We continue to put quality at the forefront of our designs, we are working closely with our suppliers to increase the number of more sustainable fibres in our products.

MATERIALS

Our vision is to replace all ‘conventional’ materials with sustainable alternatives over time. To achieve this vision, we collaborated with a specialist consultancy to compare the environmental impacts of our most commonly used materials. This work has been distilled into a toolkit that helps our product teams identify, procure and market more sustainable products. We incorporate sustainable materials into our products whenever we can.

ORGANIC COTTON

Organic cotton is grown without the use of chemical fertilisers, pesticides, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and has a lower impact on the environment.

ORGANIC COTTON

Recycled cotton is sourced from textile leftovers, which are broken down and spun into new yarns for our fabrics. It is better for the environment because it reduces our consumption of raw materials.

ORGANIC COTTON

Contains polyester from recycled plastic bottles, textiles and other plastic items, helping to conserve natural resources.

ORGANIC COTTON

Using recycled wool helps to conserve natural resources and prevents leftover textiles from being wasted.

ORGANIC COTTON

Lyocell is a cellulosic fibre, derived from trees grown in sustainably managed forests. Lyocell is manufactured in an environmentally responsible closed-loop system where chemicals are recycled.

The three pillars at the heart of Considered are: People, Product, and Planet. Our code of conduct for all three pillars is based on ethical trade practices, animal welfare,
chemical compliance, and consideration of our consumption of energy, water and carbon.

Our Fashion Footprint programme engages all Topshop Topman employees. To ensure we are looking out for the people around us, we continue to work closely with charities and community groups.

ETHICAL TRADE

Our ethical trade programme ensures that workers at all of our factories receive fair treatment and that suppliers meet the standards set out in our Code of Conduct. Our Code of Conduct is based on International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions and recommendations, and is supported by a guidebook that has been translated into Chinese, Hindi and Turkish.

The Code of Conduct contains specific provisions to ensure that working conditions in our factories are safe and hygienic, the child labour is prohibited and that working hours are not excessive.

OUR ETHICAL TRADE PROGRAMME

An Ethical Audit Programme which includes an annual audit for all factories we work with

Strategic Country Activities for addressing country-specific concerns

Ethical Trade Projects to tackle issues at a supplier and factory level

Modern Slavery programme to prevent slavery in our supply chains

The three pillars at the heart of Considered are: People, Product, and Planet. Our code of conduct for all three pillars is based on ethical trade practices, animal welfare, chemical compliance, and consideration of our consumption of energy, water and carbon.

Our planet is our home; let’s take good care of it. We are working to reduce our business impacts as we bring our products to the market and across the stores in which they are sold.

ENERGY AND CARBON

Our focus is on maximising the energy efficiency of our assets through retrofitting programmes, Building Management Systems (BMS) and behaviour change initiatives across stores.
Since 2015, 100% of the energy we have purchased in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland has come from renewable sources.

Wherever possible we choose freight methods that minimise carbon emissions, for example by favouring shipping via sea freight rather than air. We work with our supply chain partners to reduce the distance that our products travel (particularly in Europe) by increasing capacity at our international DCs and by working with our forwarding partners to find more efficient routes to market.

The three pillars at the heart of Considered are: People, Product, and Planet. Our code of conduct for all three pillars is based on ethical trade practices, animal welfare,
chemical compliance, and consideration of our consumption of energy, water and carbon.