We recognise the importance of minimising the negative impact we have on our environment and we are committed to continuously improve our environmental standards across the business.
REDUCING OUR SINGLE-USE PLASTIC & PACKAGING
We have reduced the plastic used within our packaging by replacing plastic seals on our swing tickets with paper string. We are also replacing plastic e-commerce envelopes with easily recyclable paper envelopes, swapping plastic inserts in our wellington boots for cardboard inserts and re-designing our shirt packaging to replace plastic packaging with recyclable cardboard.
ISO Certified Environmental Management System
Barbour achieved ISO14001 certification in October 2019 – this is the international standard for environmental management. We are committed to continuously improving our environmental standards across the business and progressing our sustainability credentials. Through training and improved communication, we empower our employees to find new and better ways to reduce our environmental impact.
We have replaced our plastic carrier bags to ones made from paper which can be fully recycled. Re-usable cartons have reduced the amount of cardboard used by 85 tonnes per year. By re-designing our footwear boxes, we will reduce the use of cardboard in these boxes by 30% by the end of 2021.
By the end of 2021, we aim to eliminate 158,000 single-use transit hangers and 3 million plastic seals used on our swing ticket cords will be replaced with organic cotton ties.
Barbour attained ISO14001 accreditation in 2019. ISO14001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system (EMS). It provides a framework that an organisation can follow and through continuous improvement be able to progress our sustainability credentials.