Managing and monitoring manufacturing impacts (chemicals, energy, water and waste).
Haikure formally acknowledges its environmental impacts and commits to reduce these through the adoption of sustainable fibre and dyeing techniques. The brand has identified its most impactful suppliers and keeps track of their environmental impacts through an assessment questionnaire. There is opportunity for the brand to explain the rationale behind the assessment and to assign responsibility for managing the environmental impacts of manufacturing to specific roles. These foundational activities have resulted in a level 1 score of 44%.
Haikure requires direct and indirect strategic suppliers to maintain Environmental Management Systems (EMS). The brand could work to ensure that strategic direct and indirect suppliers conduct wet processing and also have access to an Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) with adequate capacity. There is room for the brand to include clear targets for reducing the environmental impacts from manufacturing and to support internal teams in more sustainable procurement. These activities have resulted in a level 2 score of 9%.
Haikure ensures that strategic suppliers maintain industry best practice chemical management standards, such as GOTS chemical restrictions. There is an opportunity for the brand to prioritise procurement from direct and indirect suppliers with the best environmental performance and to maintain a Manufacturing Restricted Substance List (MRSL). The brand could also start implementing colour management processes, leading to a score of 11% at level 3.