Environment

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As a manufacturer of products used by people enjoying nature, we do our best to reduce the environmental impact.

Resulting from being a garment manufacturer we leave environmental footprints. Therefore, we look into our value chain and production processes to identify how we can make the most out of our efforts in terms of reducing the environmental footprints.

Spectre’s primary objective for the next few years is to improve our resource productivity and shift to a greener energy footprint. This is beneficial both for the business and for the environment:

  1. Resource productivity: Reduction of production waste and safe disposal or recycling of waste. Spectre has invested in modern production technology in the form of machinery and software to help reducing the production waste. This is supported by well-trained and experienced employees who follow clear working processes. Further, we have interesting long-term projects going on for re- or upcycling our fabric waste. 
  2. Green energy footprint: Reduction of energy consumption and shifting to sustainable energy sources. In all factories, we have installed full LED lighting and in Latvia we have shifted to environment friendly wood pellets for heating and phased out all coal and other less environment-friendly energy sources. Further, we have signed contracts for 100% supply of green power from wind turbines.

In Vietnam, our factory has been constructed with a greener energy profile to reduce the heating impact from the sunlight.

We work with various partners and customers to find new solutions to the challenges faced by the garment industry. We wish to play an active and relevant role in transforming the outdoor garment industry into the mindset of circular economy.

After an analysis of potential environment management systems we decided in 2015 to certify our factories according to the ISO14001[1] standard and in 2016 we managed to certify all our factories according to the environmental management system ISO14001 which was a logical strategic step and a natural extension of our existing quality management system, ISO9001.

[1]ISO 14001 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system and can be certified to. It maps out a framework that a company or organization can follow to set up an effective environmental management system. It can be used by any organization regardless of its activity or sector. Using ISO 14001 can provide assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved.