We want to empower our customers to make a difference with their XD Connects purchase. To this end we have created a Learning Portal where customers can dive deeper into ESG topics relevant to them.
The aim of this portal is to amplify the positive change which our efforts can bring about, with help of our customers!
Be sure to test your knowledge by taking the quiz at the end of every learning module!
Social audits of our producers
It is important to us to have insight into the social conditions in the production facilities in our supply chain, essentially the working conditions. To do this, we request social audit reports from our direct suppliers. We accept only third-party audits in line with independent frameworks. We use the data in social audit reports to set out ESG ambitions and work together with our suppliers to see improvement in human rights topics in the supply chain.
Product traceability and certification
XD Connects is licensed to sell products certified according to the Global Recycled Standard; Recycled Claim Standard; OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100; and the Forest Stewardship Council®. The AWARE® tracer is another way XD Connects guarantees the lower-impact origin of recycled materials. These initiatives contribute to the same mission namely to manufacture products in a responsible manner, taking into consideration people and planet.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a framework for governments and businesses alike to focus their ESG efforts on the most pressing issues we face today. At XD Connects have connected our ESG activities to the SDGs because we recognize that our impact as a business is global. Learn more about this framework and our core SDGs!
Product Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)
We have great ambitions when it comes to lowering the impact of our product collection. One way to achieve this is to map the CO2 footprints of our products. This approach is called a life cycle assessment, or LCA. The result is the CO2 emissions of a product per phase of a product’s lifetime. The LCA allows us to make informed decisions in product development to reach our lower-impact ambitions.