Sustainability Roadmap – From Ambition to Adoption

by Spell

(Business)

A Global Compact member

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Our pathway to fulfilling our vision – to inspire beautifully in harmony with people and planet

Project implemented: 2019-2020

Project goal

The goal of our project is to continue to drive positive change within the fashion industry, by working closely with our team, industry partners, and methods that are science-based and standardised in order to ensure the integrity of our work.

delivering on

why is this project important?

Organisations have a major part to play when it comes to moving the needle and making a positive impact on our people and planet.

 

Our hope is that the work that we are doing to minimise our footprint, and work towards regeneration, not only serves its purpose, but also inspires other organisations – it really is all about collective impact, and collaboration is key.

Key steps to make it happen

1Strategy Design

The first phase in moving from Ambition to Adoption is to develop a clear strategic roadmap to meet our goals.

2SDG Alignment

In order to ensure we are working towards collective impact, we worked to align our strategic objectives with the SDG’s

3Decentralise and empower

Sustainability touches every member at Spell. We implemented a decentralisation startegy to empower strategic ownership

4Impact Reporting

To ensure accountability and transparency, we launch an annual independently audited Impact Report

impact to date

3270
Days of work for 39 artisans
75%
Of cotton fibres used are organic
51%
Of fibre portfolio contains preferred fibres
340,000
Plastic bags diverted from landfill
100%
Domestic energy is renewable
$290,326
Donated to philanthropic endeavours

At Spell, it is our ambition to be a leader in the responsible and positive impact space. In 2019 we worked to align our sustainability strategy with the UN Sustainable Development Goals in order to ensure that our work is aligned to global best practices, taking a unified approach to sustainability and collective action. In 2020 we developed our sustainability roadmap which acts as our true North, guiding our team year on year to meet our goals; to move from ambition to adoption and became an official member of the UN Global Compact.

From our fibre portfolio to our packaging and down to our office consumables, we look into every part of our business to understand how we can be more responsible and make a positive impact.

Every team member is supported and has been provided the tools to work towards these goals with a focus on three SDG’s – 13 Climate, 12, Responsible Production and Consumption, and 10, Reduced Inequalities, 17 Partnership for the goals.

In the aim of providing transparency and accountability, we develop a yearly Impact Report, which is based on science-based measurements that are standardised and certified.

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