Sustainability

Environment

Environment

At Björn Borg, we train to live, and we live to inspire people to become the best version of themselves. Everything we do, we do with passion and a winning attitude. We do our best to set fantastic products into this world, and we love that you love them, thank you! Our job is to contribute to change by taking action to decrease our carbon emissions.

Every individual within our company has what we call a ‘green goal’ that works towards our company goal: to decrease our greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030.

We have set four focus areas for decreasing our CO2 footprint:

• Sustainable materials and processes

• Streamlines transports and shipping

• Efficient packaging

• Sustainable facilities and direct emissions.

Chemicals

Our products must be safe to produce and safe to wear. Good chemical management is key to ensure the safe handling of our clothing for people and the earth. We follow the European Union’s chemical regulations REACH and enforce a ban for so-called Substances of Very High Concern, a type of grey-zone list over substances that are permitted by law but suspected of being harmful.

Chemicals

Our products must be safe to produce and safe to wear. Good chemical management is key to ensure the safe handling of our clothing for people and the earth. We follow the European Union’s chemical regulations REACH and enforce a ban for so-called Substances of Very High Concern, a type of grey-zone list over substances that are permitted by law but suspected of being harmful.

Carbon Footprint

We follow up on our long-term targets and continuously look for ways to decrease our Co2 emissions. A large share of our Co2 emissions (48%) come from transportation of products.

Our carbon footprint has decreased with 43% between 2013 and 2018, mainly due to a reduction in air shipments, which today account for only 2 percent of our total transportation of goods.

Other areas causing a carbon footprint is our own business travel (29%), our premises (stores, offices; 21%), and office supplies (2%). Flying on the job has a significant environmental impact. However, our emissions from staff flying on the job decreased to less than half in 2018 compared to 2013, and we intend to keep that trend.

Water

Traditional clothing production uses a lot of water, especially to dye yarns, threads, and fabrics. When it comes to water usage, we are constantly looking to find new materials and technologies that require less water in their production. Solution Dye is an example of such technology. It’s a dyeing technique that requires no water and considerably lower chemical usage than normal dyeing. Digital printing is also a very efficient way of saving both water, electricity, and materials. Read about all our sustainable materials and processes here