Stockmann is a Finnish fashion retailer founded in 1862 and headquartered in Helsinki, Finland. The multinational clothing-retail company creates affordable fashion for women and children.

Stockmann makes clothing, accessories, swimwear, and jewelry. The Finnish fashion group owns other brands like Lindex and offers a diverse and high-quality selection of fashion, beauty, and home products.

Stockmann is one of Europe's leading fashion companies and operates many department stores in Finland, Estonia, and Latvia. It has over 5,000 employees in stores, factories, and logistics across the EU.

Stockmann has environmental considerations for its operations and develops products with energy saving in mind and the most environmentally friendly solutions.

Stockmann's sustainability promise is to make a difference for future generations by empowering women, respecting the planet, and ensuring human rights.

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Sustainability Rating: 6/10

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Category: Clothing, accessories, bags, jewelry

For: Women, children

Type: Basics, denim, knitwear, activewear, underwear, loungewear, swimwear, outerwear, maternity

Style: Casual

Quality: Medium

Prices: $$

Sizes: XS-3XL, 6-26 (US), 8-28 (UK), 34-54 (EU), 8-28 (AU)

Fabrics: Cotton, linen, hemp, ramie, jute, lyocell, modal, viscose, cupro, acetate, polyester, nylon, spandex, polyethylene, polypropylene, acrylic, neoprene, polyurethane, leather, wool, silk, down

100% Organic: No

100% Vegan: No

Ethical & Fair: Yes

Recycling: Yes

Producing countries: Bangladesh, China, India, Italy, Latvia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey

Certifications: GOTS, OCS, BCI, FSC, Oeko-Tex, SMETA, BSCI, SEDEX, SA8000

Sustainability Practices

Stockmann takes wide-ranging measures to protect biodiversity, reduce its consumption of water, energy, and other resources, avoid waste, and combat climate change.

It wants to manage its environmental impact and empower and inspire women everywhere. However, the majority of its business remains detrimental to the environment.

Stockmann only uses a tiny proportion of organic materials such as organic cotton and hemp or recycled materials such as recycled polyester.

Most of the fabrics it uses are either natural without relevant certifications, such as regular cotton or linen, or synthetic petroleum-based fibers such as polyester, nylon, acrylic, and more.

Stockmann also uses a small proportion of semi-synthetic fibers or regenerated cellulosic fabrics such as Tencel lyocell, modal, acetate, and viscose.

Tencel is an eco-friendly fiber made with wood pulp from certified sustainable forests. But only a tiny proportion of the materials used by Stockmann are environmentally friendly and sustainable.

Stockmann publishes a list of all its manufacturers and processing facilities on its corporate website. It aims to achieve gender equality and empower female textile workers.

The 2021 Fashion Transparency Index gave Stockmann a score of 50% based on how much the group discloses about its social and environmental policies, practices, and impacts.

Stockmann manufactures its clothes in Turkey and many other East Asian countries, where human rights and labor law violations happen every day.

The Finnish clothing retailer shows some labor certification standards that would ensure good working conditions, health, safety, and other human rights for workers in its supply chain.

Stockmann has a code of conduct that applies to all its suppliers and subcontractors based on ETI's (Ethical Trading Initiative) code of conduct but with an enhanced focus on gender equality.

Stockmann assesses compliance with its Code of Conduct by developing self-assessment audits. It aims to move the responsibility and ownership to the supplier and develop their skills to improve conditions.

Stockmann doesn't use exotic animal skin, hair, fur, or angora. But it uses leather, wool, silk, and down feathers to manufacture many of its clothing pieces.

These animal-derived materials are cruel and unethical. They also harm the environment by producing greenhouse gases and waste. More sustainable alternatives exist.

Sustainability Goals

Stockmann has committed to making all its materials recycled or sustainably sourced by 2025. It also commits to ensuring that 100% of the cotton it uses comes from more sustainable sources by 2025.

Stockmann will make its suppliers, who are responsible for 80% of its production, show total supply chain transparency by 2025.

By 2025, Stockmann will ensure that 80% of its first-tier suppliers have implemented WE women and HERhealth from the Private Sector Action for Women's Health and Empowerment Initiative.

Stockmann is committed to CanopyStyle to driving innovation and development with the vision that by 2030, 50% of the viscose used worldwide will come from recycled textiles.

Stockmann is also working towards its goal that all paper and plastic packaging shall follow its circular material strategy by 2025.

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