At Desigual we know that the best way to feel good is to do good.
We have always stood for authenticity, equality, diversity and the freedom to express your desires, something that sets us apart as a responsible and conscientious brand.
We also know that what we do has an impact on people and the environment.
Which is why we want to grow in a sustainable and sustained way, and for our footprint as a brand to be positive.
One of the main pillars of our 2020-2023 Sustainability and CSR Plan is the product, incorporating sustainability criteria that cover its entire life cycle, from the selection of raw materials to manufacturing and logistics processes.
We are progressively introducing sustainable fibers into our collections and working to improve the traceability of these fibers.
At Desigual, we are highly committed to the health and safety of our customers. This is demonstrated by the fact that within the Quality Department we have a specific Product Health and Safety department to guarantee that our garments are properly tested and fall within legal parameters.
Manufacturing responsible products begins with selecting the raw materials. The origin of the materials and the way in which they are processed and supplied has a direct impact on our environment.
Through specific declarations and certificates, our materials policy ensures compliance with responsible production standards regarding the use of raw materials of animal and plant origin.Download materials policy
We have a certified environmental management system at our headquarters in Barcelona and our logistics centers in Gavà and Viladecans, in accordance with the ISO 14001 standard. This allows us to analyze, control and develop projects that reduce the environmental impact of our corporate headquarters.
We are part of interest groups concerned with textile sustainability, which helps us to share knowledge and align ourselves with sector trends.
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We calculate our carbon footprint every year and develop projects that help us to reduce our emissions.Download the ISO 14001 Certificate
We believe in efficiency and adapting our spaces to our way of existing. For this reason, our main logistics centre has GOLD level LEED certification. Likewise, two of our most important flagships in Barcelona have been awarded the maximum PLATINUM-level LEED certification.
We launch awareness and training campaigns for our employees and incorporate eco-criteria at our points of sale, both in terms of materials and energy-consuming equipment.
Our distinguishing features include the building of beneficial relationships with all the people linked to Desigual, as well as seeking a different way of producing fashion and conducting ourselves.
We drafted our first Code of Conduct in 2009. It is reviewed periodically and in 2018 we redefined the latest version.
Since then, we have been working with a focus on the suppliers in our supply chain, a key issue for us. Our garments are full of details and undergo many processes, so it is important to collaborate with highly specialized and experienced suppliers whom we maintain a very close relationship with. But most importantly, they must be aligned with our values.
For this reason, any supplier who wants to enter into a commercial relationship with Desigual must commit to complying with stringent and responsible requirements with regard to the working conditions at their factories, fulfilling environmental requirements in the supply chain, and passing an approval process that allows us to assess whether or not this is the case.
Suppliers who want to work with Desigual must fulfil the requirements contained in our Code of Ethics (CE) and our Code of Conduct (CoC). Before they start working with us, we assess them to verify that they comply with said requirements.
To ensure that our supply chain meets the requirements of our CE and CoC we have developed a Compliance Programme for our suppliers.
At Desigual, we are very aware that our activity has a direct impact on our environment and we advocate a conscious and responsible way of acting. We want to grow in a sustainable and sustained way, and for our footprint as a brand to be positive. In this regard, our CSR strategy covers six key areas: employees, customers, suppliers, product, environment and community.
The sustainability report includes the necessary information for understanding the evolution, results and situation of a company or group of companies as well as the impact of their activities with regard to various areas.Download sustainability report 2018 Download sustainability report 2019
We establish key synergies and partnerships between the Product department and international benchmark entities and collectives. Our decision-making process takes into account the interests and expectations of our stakeholders, as well as the standards defined by these organisations and the commitments we have undertaken with them.
We are proud to be part of the Better Cotton Initiative. By purchasing cotton products from Desigual which carry the BCI tag, you are supporting a more sustainable way of manufacturing cotton. BCI is the world’s largest cotton sustainability programme. It works to improve and ensure the future of cotton production around the world by improving conditions for workers and reducing the impact on the environment. At Desigual, we are committed to guaranteeing that 100% of the cotton for our clothes will be sourced as more sustainable cotton by 2025. More organic cotton includes organic cotton, recycled cotton and cotton sourced through the Better Cotton Initiative. Better Cotton is obtained through a system of mass balance and is not physically traceable to the final product.www.bettercotton.org
An international textile industry organisation which aims to promote sustainable manufacturing. For Desigual, joining this organisation represents another step towards fulfilling our social and environmental commitments. It will also allow us to move forward with our implementation of good practices throughout our supply chain and to assess progress with regard to sustainability.www.apparelcoalition.org
A world-leading business association promoting open and sustainable trade that is made up of more than 2,400 retailers, importers, brands and associations in more than 40 countries. Its mission is to enable its members to operate as successful and sustainable companies, helping them to monitor and improve the social and environmental performance of their supply chains.www.amfori.org
A global non-profit organisation that works with all parties involved in the supply chain of textile products to minimise and even reverse the negative effect that this industry has on water, soil, animals and human populations. The more than 400 members represent the main brands, retailers and suppliers from the global textile industry.www.textileexchange.org
A privately owned non-profit entity whose aim is to promote quality as a driving force for competitiveness and sustainability among professionals and companies in Spain, integrating every management area and the stakeholders within organisations. It is made up of more than 1,000 companies and 3,500 professionals.www.aec.es
The entity legally responsible for developing technical standards in Spain. Desigual is part of the CTN 40/GT 8 group for the “Safety of children’s clothes”, which works with other procurement centres to assess, create and modify standards related to this issue.www.une.org