Reducing our environmental footprint through initiatives such as reduction of waste in our operations, reducing energy and water use, and implementing renewable energy and energy saving initiatives like solar and LED. We report on our annual emissions using the GHG protocol.
Workwear Group is committed to taking action to address climate change and reduce our Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions. We have implemented various initiatives in our operations and supply chain to support improved climate change resilience. To help improve energy efficiency in our operations, we have invested in solar power generation, purchased renewable energy certificates, and transitioned to renewable energy sources where possible.
Promoting circular economy initiatives is a crucial part of our sustainability strategy at Workwear Group.
We are committed to reducing our reliance on virgin materials and waste to landfill by using recycled materials in our products where possible, and forming critical partnerships with garment end-of-life solution providers like BlockTexx, WormTech, and Upparel.
We are challenging the way we think about workwear and uniforms and have long-term aspiration to transition to adopting a more circular approach.
Workwear Group is dedicated to minimising waste and maximising resource efficiency to help conserve resources and minimise our environmental impact.
We strive to reduce waste in our operations, by reducing packaging where possible and enabling recycling of various waste streams.
Workwear Group is committed to responsible packaging and waste reduction to lower our carbon footprint and futureproof our business. Key targets in support of our responsible packaging strategy include:
- Remove all plastic kimbles and small plastic clips by 2025
- At least 50% recycled inputs in all primary product packaging
- A maximum of one swing ticket or paper label per garment by 2025
- Packaging recycling instruction provided with every product by 2025
We are already working hard to reduce packaging where we can, and wherever packaging is still required, we opt for reusable, recyclable or compostable alternatives and recycled inputs where possible. In 2023, we introduced recyclable LDPE (low density polyethylene plastic) garment polybag, 100% recycled PE shipping satchel, and recycled carboard cartons. We have also implemented a strict responsible packaging standard for all own brand product.
Our commitment to packaging responsibility is strengthened through our membership of the Australian Packaging Covenant (APCO). As an APCO member we support the 2025 National Packaging Targets and implement the Sustainable Packaging Guidelines.
The 2025 National Packaging Targets are:
- 100% reusable, recyclable, or compostable packaging
- 70% of plastic packaging being recycled or composted
- 50% of average recycled content included in packaging (revised from 30% in 2020)
- The phase out of problematic and unnecessary single-use plastic packaging
Workwear Group publishes an annual action plan and annual report, which outlines our progress towards responsible packaging and how we are tracking against our targets. Read the annual report here.