At Blåkläder, sustainability has always been deeply ingrained in our work. Since our very beginnings in 1959, our focus has been on producing workwear that lasts. Our approach to sustainability has grown with time, and it now permeates every aspect of our worldwide organization. We believe in sustainability. Because tomorrow matters.
OUR GREEN FACTORIES
Sustainability lies in Blåkläder’s DNA. Which is why we are particularly proud that our factory in Myanmar has been awarded LEED Platinum status. This is the highest classification in the LEED Green Building Certification for environmentally sustainable buildings. This represents a major success for our present and future sustainability activities.
WE TAKE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
For us at Blåkläder, sustainability is about more than environmental issues. Our social responsibility is what really defines us. Which is why we view secure employment, access to healthcare and long-term support for the communities in which we operate as a matter of course.
WE’RE IN THIS FOR THE LONG RUN
As well as being a prerequisite of all human existence, the sun is an almost endless source of energy that has little environmental impact. With solar panels, water-cooled air conditioning and water-saving measures, we are taking a responsible, long-term approach to garment production and its impact on the environment.
At Blåkläder, we know that the most important parameter for reducing our carbon footprint is that our workwear be used as much, and for as long, as possible. One high-quality garment can help to reduce the number of garments produced per person.
We at Blåkläder are dedicated to always making our operations a bit more sustainable, step by step, day by day. However, becoming a fully sustainable company doesn’t happen overnight, as nowadays sustainable workwear is about much more than just the quality of the garments.
Using chemical treatments to give a garment particular properties may sound like an unpleasant process, perhaps even one that is best avoided. However, when the garment in question has to protect the wearer against dangers like heat, flames or chemical splashes, we have to take a slightly different
A SUSTAINABLE POSITION
For all of us at Blåkläder sustainability is key, and we believe that it goes hand in hand with good business. If you would like to find out more about our sustainability efforts, I would be happy to answer your questions.