Workfashion launches strategy for sustainability


Cham ZG – Workfashion has joined the Sustainable Textiles Switzerland 2030 initiative. In the Sustainability Report 2022, the workwear manufacturer presents its sustainability goals and ways to achieve them. For this, workfashion relies on partners such as Fair Wear.

“With our commitment to the multi-stakeholder Sustainable Textiles Switzerland 2030 initiative, a new era has begun at workfashion,” writes workfashion in a statement accompanying its 2022 Sustainability Report. There, interested parties will get “an insight into this new era,” explains the Zug-based manufacturer of workwear. Specifically, the company sets out its environmental and social sustainability targets in detail and outlines ways in which these are to be achieved.

To achieve its goals, workfashion cooperates with partners such as Fair Wear. The Dutch organization campaigns for better working conditions in the textile industry. All workfashion production sites have signed Fair Wear’s Code of Labor Practice and answered a questionnaire from the organization. In addition, workfashion has its production sites regularly inspected by external parties and has established the Fair Wear complaints system.

To achieve its environmental sustainability goals, workfashion has had its direct and indirect (Scope 1 and 2) greenhouse gas emissions recorded as a first step. According to this, 56.7 tons of direct greenhouse gas and 18.8 indirect greenhouse gas are currently produced annually. In addition, workfashion has been involved in the Texcircle project for the past two years. Innovative business models for the circular economy were tested here. Further chapters of the report present, among other things, workfashion’s mission statement and ethical guidelines, and a risk analysis drawn up by the company. ce/hs