SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN
Finding solution for a more sustainable supply chain in both upstream and downstream activities, is an important part of the journey toward a more sustainable future. This includes both environmental and social aspects, so we can continue to produce and sell quality products while respecting our planet and the people involved in our business.
supply chain traceability by 2025
transport by sea, railway or road by 2025
fossil-free or climate compensated delivery alternatives by 2025
Suppliers & Production
We work closely with carefully selected suppliers around the world. Together we constantly improve materials, production processes and working conditions in the factories. Our Supplier Code of Conduct is specifically tailored to our demands and helps us structure this improvement. It ensures our suppliers respect human rights, labor rights, working conditions, and environmental protection according to the UN Global Compact’s Tens Principles.
Suppliers are also restricted from using hazardous chemicals and substances listed by the European Union Directive, REACH, and must reach the minimum requirements in the Sweden Textile Water Initiative (STWi) guidelines.
The demands are controlled by third party audits and we work together with our suppliers to make sure they have the knowledge and capacity to comply with our Code of Conduct. Our suppliers’ factories are also audited yearly according to Amfori or Sedex’s standards and we follow-up the results closely together.
During 2020 we shifted a large share of the product transports to our warehouse from flight to other modes of transport - leading to a reduction of the share of flight transport by 60 percentage points from 2019 to 2021.
Our goal is to reduce the share of transport by flight to 2% of all transport by 2025.
We have also worked together with our delivery partners to find the most sustainable delivery alternatives for our customers. Read more about this below.
The ability to trace back information in our supply chain is crucial in order to make well-grounded decisions.
We therefore work on increasing our supply chain traceability and have set up a goal to reach 80% traceability by 2025.
This means our products should, on average, be traceable to at least 80% of their value chain, where 100% means we have access to all information about where exactly all the product’s components are from, all the way down to raw material.
MORE ABOUT HOW WE WORK WITH SUSTAINABLE DELIVERY ALTERNATIVES
All parcel, home, and courier deliveries from Bring’s terminals are fossil-free in Stockholm, Malmö, Gothenburg and Linköping. Bring also works to phase out fossil vehicles in other cities and is part of the cross-industry collaboration Älskade Stad, that acts as a driver for more sustainable environmental alternatives that benefit a vibrant urban environment.
Every Budbee delivery is climate compensated, and all parcel deliveries are fossil-free in bigger cities. Budbee has also led other green initiatives, like designing green terminals, installing fossil-free fuel stations at the terminals and contracting more cargo bikes in all markets. You can read more about Budbee’s sustainability work HERE.
All our shipments with DHL Express are climate neutral. By using DHL GOGREEN we invest in climate protection projects in various regions across the globe, supporting a mix of projects in the categories of "energy efficiency", "renewable energy" and "reforestation/afforestation". DHL insists on high standards and the selected climate protection projects are based on their value for both the environment and the local communities. Environmental protection is high on DHL:s agenda with an ambitious environmental target of zero emissions by 2050. Read more about DHL’s sustainable initiatives HERE.
We use SkickaGrönt for all shipments with DHL Freight. SkickaGrönt is a climate-smart option that helps increase the shift towards more climate friendly vehicles within the Swedish transport network. Every time you choose DHL SkickaGrönt, DHL produces corresponding ton-kilometers with climate friendly technology and/or renewable fuels in the Swedish transport network. Read more about DHL SkickaGrönt HERE.
Sustainability is a key component of Posti’s business strategy. Posti was the world’s first 100% carbon neutral postal service and all of Posti’s products are 100% carbon neutral. For more information about Posti’s sustainability work click HERE.
Shipments with PostNord myPack are climate compensated and contribute to a shift toward renewable energy by investing in energy- and climate-saving projects in developing countries. This is done through UN certified CDM projects (Clean Development Mechanism). PostNord deliveries are also fossil-free in parts of the bigger cities in Sweden and PostNord is working towards becoming fossil-free by 2030. For more information about PostNord’s sustainability work HERE.