Sustainability

 

According to UN; Sustainability is a simple concept. In 1987, the UN Brundtland Commission defined sustainable development as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” The UN definition of sustainability is in consideration and motivation of SLN.

Providing opportunities beyond legal requirements.
Collaboration with various stakeholders
Providing standards beyond legal requirements on wastewater and drinking water
Providing decent working conditions
Innovation is a priority in every aspect
Measuring and preventing ineqeualities
Usage of sustainable materials & recycle/reuse the waste
Signatory of UNFCCC Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action
Collaboration with various stakeholders on sustainable developments

 

SLN Sustainability frame is the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, those which are linked to SLN’s operations.

Sustainable Developments

SDGs 3 Achievements beyond legal requirements  together with ISO 45001.

SDGs 5, 10, 17 Collaboration with UN Agencies, Government, NGOs, Universities/Academics and professionals to conduct capacity building projects/programs.

SDGs 6 Providing standards beyond legal requirements on wastewater and drinking water.

SDGs 8, 12 Regular facility assessments based on local legislations and universal standards. 

SDGs 9 Increasing percentage of digitalization and lean manufacturing systems within operations.

SDGs 12 Providing sustainable materials/products since 2009 via certifications. 

SDGs 12 GRI Sustainability report publication as the first garment manufacturer in Türkiye.

SDGs 13 Carbon Footprint measurements and reporting. 

Commitments

SLN is the signatory of UNFCCC Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action as of Q4 2018 as the first manufacturer around the globe ( See SLN commitment), UN Global Compact Women Empowerment Principles (WEPs) as of 2017 and Social Labor Convergence Project (SLCP) since 2017.



Sustainability Assessments

SLN is supporting and using converged industry initiatives/tools such as SLCP, HIGG-INDEX and ZDHC to assess labor, health & safety, environmental and chemical performances at the facilities and aiming to minimize duplication effort. SLN Group of Companies are conducting/completing HIGG-INDEX  and SLCP tools once in a year and also hosting verification. In addition to its legally required wastewater tests, SLN Dye House is conducting wastewater tests based on ZDHC guidelines twice a year.

SLN has been hosting/receiving about 10 regular brand assessments in each facility per year and posting the assessment reports in FFC platform. Furthermore; the facilities have been assessed by different type of certification parties in each year. 

Lean Manufacturing system is in place and regular assessments are conducted by the professionals to measure lean performance at the facilities.

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Capacity Building

Awareness raising projects on women/workers empowerment, transparency and energy efficiency assessments.

Certificates

SLN Group of Companies are certified by ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 27001, GOTS, GRS, OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 and uses BCI certified cotton. About 25% of products are made by BCI, 10% GOTS and 10% GRS.

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Policies

Quality Policy
OHS Policy
Environmental Policy
Information Security Policy
Corporate Sustainability Policy