The end of product life is a key issue to avoid illegal deposit or bad sorting by our customers. With the Relais, KIABI organizes 1 to 2 collections of clothes, shoes, household linen.
In 2020, despite the crisis, we managed to collect 119 tonnes of textiles, linens, and shoes thanks to collections in stores and via the collection points set up in our car parks.
We have always promoted fashion at low prices, but not at all costs. We work to reduce the carbon footprint of our activities, from central services to stores, from the web to logistics, in all the countries we trade.
The life cycle analysis of our products or the carbon footprint show us that the environmental impact of transport is less than that linked to the materials and the manufacture of the products. However, we are aware of this given our large import supply and the volumes shipped each year. In 2020, our total greenhouse gas emissions for transport are estimated based on Ademe data at 126,915 T.
To reduce our impact on upstream transport, we have set ourselves the objective of reducing air travel to 6.1% and increasing the share of trains to 1.2%.
Our goal is to reduce truck transportation and increase multimodal (barge + train) to 50%. In 2020, the use of barge transport for the last km to our warehouses enabled us to save 224 tonnes of CO2 compared to transporting the same volume by truck.
Downstream transport is mainly provided by road, or by a truck or train + boat mix for the most distant destinations. Home deliveries are increasing sharply in view of the context. On average, 186 trucks on French roads per day.
Thanks to you, Kiabi is committed alongside Reforest'Action in favor of forests. In addition to this, you need to know more about it.
In a changing world, Kiabi is part of a global approach to improving its social and environmental footprint: eco-designed products, transparency of its production chain, training of its teams ...
Today, Kiabi is taking a further step by supporting Reforest'Action to plant trees and participate in the preservation of biodiversity, primarily in production countries where it has the largest environmental footprint. In addition to this, you need to know more about it.
With our suppliers, we work overtime to enable them to invest in new processes that are more respectful of people and the planet.
Our collections are mainly made in Asia where we seek recognized know-how and expertise. Therefore, we work for example, with Indian partners renowned for their responsiveness and the quality of their cotton knitwear. Some of our collections are also produced in Maghreb and Turkey for more agility.
All our products are the fruit of great attention during the selection and throughout our partnership. We strive to maintain lasting relationships in a co-constructed approach of continuous improvement.
We work with 138 so-called tier 1 clothing suppliers, who work upstream with so-called tier 2 suppliers (spinners, weavers, knitters, dyers, etc.).
Our goal is to trace the entire chain for KIABI branded products: from the cotton field to the garment factory.
Our relations with our suppliers are framed by ethical rules enshrined in our code of conduct, systematically incorporated into our contracts. Reflecting our values, this code promotes safe and fair working conditions and protects the commercial interests of the parties. It is based on international standards recognized as such, the Charter of the United Nations, the standards of the International Labour Organization, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the labour legislation applicable at the local level.
As a signatory of the Fashion Pact, we are committed to significantly reducing the negative impacts of our activities on the planet.
We are eliminating plastic bags in stores in 2021. We will offer our customers to exchange free of charge old bags with 3 sizes of 100% recycled FSC paper bags.
By 2025, we will eliminate plastic in all packaging of products intended for customers: small hangers, blisters, online orders` delivery bags.