Commitments 

Fighting climate change, protecting biodiversity, and responsibly using natural resources are some of our priority challenges. Here at Tendam we have set specific, measurable targets that enable us to continue caring for our planet.

We are aware of the challenges we face. That is why we have signed up for powerful global initiatives that set out various commitments to reduce greenhouse gases emissions.

Climate change

Energy efficiency, using renewable energies, and reducing of greenhouse gas emissions are essential pillars of our climate strategy.

By implementing a series of different initiatives, our energy purchases in recent years have reached 79% renewable, and we have reduced our CO2 emissions by 16% compared to 2019, with the aim of achieving carbon neutrality by 2040. 

Our commitment to combating climate change has earned us a Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) A- rating. 

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) approved our emission reduction targets in 2021.

46,2%

Absolute Scope 1 and 2 emission reductions from 2019 levels by 2030.

62%

Emission reductions per million euros of Scope 3 turnover based on 2019 by 2030. 

*By the end of fiscal year 2022.

Actions aimed at tackling climate change

  • We monitor our carbon footprint by measuring the amount of CO2 we emit into the atmosphere in all our activities (Scopes 1, 2, and 3) 
  • We are making progress towards our goal of carbon neutrality by 2040, 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement target. 
  • We ally with national and international partners to make faster progress in achieving the different targets that have been set. 
  • We engage our stakeholders in our climate work. 
  • We participate in projects that promote environmental training and awareness. 
  • We extend our commitment to the different links in our supply chain and promote industry sustainable development best practice. 
  • We include climate actions in the company’s Strategic Plan, and we promote a governance system in which senior management is responsible for these issues.  
  • Our reporting is compliant with TCFD (Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures) recommendations. 

Energy-related commitments

We use energy-efficient technologies to reduce electricity consumption at our shops, offices, and logistics centres. Our initiatives include changing over to LED lighting, purchasing renewable energy in Spain, and implementing an IoT-based system for measuring and managing energy behaviour by shops, among others.

Renewable energy

100%

Renewable energy use by our shops, offices, and logistics centres in Spain

79%

Renewable energy globally

Led lighting

34%

of our shops in Spain have LED lighting

Our 2026 target:

50%

Protecting biodiversity

At Tendam we are aware of the impact our activities have on the environment, and we work to design specific actions to achieve environmental goals that will help in preserving biodiversity.  

The following actions have been put into effect: 

  • We have been members of the Fashion Pact coalition of textile and fashion companies with the goal of fighting climate change, preserve biodiversity, and protect the oceans since 2019. 
  • We have included biodiversity principles (avoiding deforestation, animal welfare) in our Responsible Sourcing Policy for suppliers of our clothing and accessories. 
  • We promote responsible washing programmes to encourage eco-friendly water use when treating denim fabrics. 
  • We joined Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) in 2021 and avoid using restricted substances in production and manufacturing. 
  • We have joined with other leading companies in creating a collective Extended Producer Responsibility system that promotes the circular economy. 
  • Our in-shop bags and the packaging used for online shipments are made of PEFC or FSC-certified paper or cardboard to guarantee sustainability. 
  • Our brands engage in projects aimed directly at protecting biodiversity, such as Cortefiel’s protection of the Iberian lynx in association with the WWF, Hoss Intropia’s preservation of Posidonia mediterranea, and Springfield’s reforestation projects. 

Circular economy and waste

Committed fashion starts with innovative design to include more sustainable and recycled alternative materials, goes on to employ production processes that minimise resource use, and is topped off by our programme giving customers the option to drop off clothes they no longer want at our shops to be recycled.  

The customer is a key cog in the circularity process. At Tendam we work to offer customers the opportunity to take part in fashion that reduces, reuses, and recycles, between us all helping to ensure that less and less waste is sent to landfill.

The R[ECO]LLECT take-back programme

Springfield has gone one step further in the recycling challenge by launching R[ECO]LLECT in 2022. This pilot circularity initiative is designed to collect second-hand clothes in good condition and give them a second life. To set that initiative in motion, we have joined with a strategic partner that is in charge of receiving, sorting, and reselling clothing for reuse.

Textile Waste Management Association (textile SCRAP) 

Together with other retail sector partners (Decathlon, H&M, IKEA, Inditex, Kiabi, and Mango), Tendam has set up the Textile Waste Management Association, a Collective System of Extended Producer Responsibility (abbreviated SCRAP in Spanish), to manage textile and shoe waste in Spain.

Partnerships to promote recycling

We promote textile recycling by working with new partners to encourage the transformation of pre-consumer textile waste into raw material and, ultimately, unique fabric for recycled fabric bags for use at our shops.

Less plastic

We are proud to use less and less plastic by working to find alternatives to lower the environmental impact of plastic components and packaging for our garments. 

  • We have replaced in-shop plastic bags with paper bags made from 70-80% PEFC or FSC-certified recycled paper. These certification schemes assess forestry production lines and verify that the materials used are environmentally friendly. 
  • The clothes hangers we use are made of PEFC-certified sustainable wood and are for in-shop garment display only.  
  • Products bought online are shipped to our customers in boxes made of 70% FSC-certified recycled cardboard; envelopes are made of 30% PEFC-certified recycled material and 70% virgin material. In addition, both forms of packaging are 100% recyclable and reusable in case of return.
  • We have succeeded in making 100% of the poly bags used to protect garments throughout the logistics system from recycled plastic.
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