10 proudest moments in our 2022 sustainability work
Sustainability is one of the most significant drivers of change in the fashion and textile industries. Since 2020, Marimekko has been implementing its new, more ambitious sustainability strategy. Our annual Sustainability Review provides an update on how we're doing on our journey. Enjoy the highlights below.
10 sustainability highlights from 2022
Although Scopes 1 and 2 represent less than 1 percent of our total emissions, they are fully in our own hands and an important part of our sustainability journey. Marimekko’s headquarters and printing factory, located in Helsinki, transitioned to renewable district heating, and we achieved ahead of time our target to reduce emissions from own operations by 40 percent by 2025. Our Scope 1 and 2 emissions were 72 percent lower compared to year 2019, which is the base year of the target.
We updated our Supplier Code of Conduct and Product Policy, to which all our partner suppliers are committed to. The updated policies contains even stricter demands related to, e.g., human rights and animal rights.
Our community-driven marketplace for Marimekko vintage and second-hand goods, Marimekko Pre-loved, was launched in our home market Finland. This allows us to help our community to further extend the life cycle of our products.
We continued our official partnership, this time as one of the main partners, with Helsinki Pride, as well as supported the LGBTQIA+ community by working with a wide range of models, influencers and creatives to foster diversity.
We launched the Marimekko Marimade home concept, our creative laboratory where we innovate, experiment, and collaborate to create everyday objects, all of which feature recycled, upcycled, or bio-based materials.
We launched a capsule collection in collaboration with Spinnova. The capsule contained the first ever commercially available printed products made using a blend containing 22 percent wood-based SPINNOVA® fiber, a more sustainable alternative to conventional wood-based fibers.
We committed to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to align our greenhouse gas emissions related targets with those of the UN Paris Climate Agreement.
We continued the work to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of logistics in our value chain. In 2022, we achieved a 40% reduction in the greenhouse gas emissions of logistics per kilogram of transported product compared to 2018.
Marimekko was ranked 1st for the second time on Finland’s Most Attractive Employers list among business professionals in Universum’s research. Among business students in Finland, in 2022 Marimekko gained a 2nd place.
We announced a closed-loop pilot project, where the cutting waste and other leftover materials generated in the manufacturing of Marimekko’s jersey products will be used partly as raw material for new Marimekko products. The products will be available for consumers during the summer of 2023.
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