Reports & Policies
For our daily business and sustainability work, we have several policies that serve as a framework and guidance.
Every year we summarize our efforts in a yearly report. The sustainability report contains more details about how we work with materials, production, and the products as well as Nudie Jeans as a workplace. It also contains our challenges and goals for the future. Nudie Jeans´ sustainability report for 2019 reflects the activities performed at the Head Office in Gothenburg own retail stores and subsidaries, but also includes the impact we create through our production suppliers in Italy, Portugal, Tunisia, Turkey, Poland, Lithuania, Sweden and India.
The denim industry has a high impact on local communities and the environment, and we work the best we can to minimize the negative effects and contribute with positive impacts where possible, in a social, economic and environmental manner. We hope that by sharing and being transparent about our work we will inspire others to take their responsibility for their full product where the impacts occur. We have mapped our value chain and identified where our biggest impacts lie and which topics we need to report on. We start from the GRI standards and the Sustainable Development Goals and have identified our most important stakeholders as customers, suppliers, and employees.
As a member of FWF we annually report on our performance. In the social report we summarize the previous year and the activities at supplier level. We are transparent about the findings at the social audits and the complaints received at our suppliers.
"Making sure that our product is made under fair working conditions have been a top priority since day one for Nudie Jeans and is always a key factor in the decision-making process both strategically and operationally. The daily work consists of continuous improvements, via audits, follow ups and innovations as for example the living wage program."
/ Joakim Levin - CEO
Brand Performance Report
As a member of FWF, we annually report on our performance. In the Brand Performance check, you'll find detailed information on how we work with improving conditions at our suppliers and how we work internally on sustainability, from planning, execution, and follow up. At the latest Brand Performance check, we are ranked in the leaders category for the seventh consecutive year.
The Nudie Jeans Material Tool aims to guide our designers and product developers.The Nudie Jeans Material Tool is based on Made-By’s Environmental Benchmark for Fibers and the Higg Materials Sustainability Index (MSI).
Code of Conduct
To ensure that all Nudie Jeans products are produced under fair working conditions and withsustainable methods, we have a Code of Conduct that applies to all parts of the production chain. The Code of Conduct is based on international regulations set by the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and includes the Code of Labor Practice used by Fair Wear Foundation.
The Nudie Jeans Chemical Policy contains both the RSL (Restricted Substance List) and MRSL(Manufacturing Restricted Substance List). The Chemical Policy is revised annually to stay relevant. In 2019, we updated the policy with the requirements of proposition 65.
Human Rights Policy
Nudie Jeans endeavors to take responsibility for the full product. This means we want to take responsibility from the raw material to the end of life of the product.
We are responsible for selecting suppliers that can guarantee that no one involved in our production – whether supplier or subcontractor– is denied their basic human rights or suffers any injury. The Human Rights Policy is in place to make sure we live up to these expectations.
Animal Welfare Policy
Nudie Jeans’ ambition is for all animals to live under good animal husbandry practices, based on the Five Freedoms of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). The policy list which animal-based materials can and cannot be used by Nudie Jeans.
Over the last year, we have increased our focus on the climate. In the Climate Policy, we outline our goals and commitments for our climate work.
Living Wage Policy
Fair wages are a core priority for Nudie Jeans. In the Living Wage Policy, we describe our work for higher wages in our supply chain.
The Sourcing Strategy describes how we select new suppliers. The strategy is based on core values and takes into consideration democracy, climate, anti-corruption, human development and global peace in the countries from which we source.
In this policy, we define our overall sustainability strategy. We want to contribute to sustainable development by reducing our environmental impact as far as technically, economically and practically possible within the scope of our business.
We believe that transparency of the supply chain, together with the efforts we make to improve the working conditions, will assure our customers that we genuinely work to improve all parts of our products and production. We require all of our suppliers and subcontractors after the fabric phase to be transparent in our production guide and in the FWF database. We also publish the full supplier list online, including all of our suppliers, according to the Transparency Pledge.