© Henri-Lloyd Limited 2021. All rights reserved.
We recognise that Striving for Sustainability is a central and ongoing mission for our team. There is no alternative for any business but to urgently follow this path and at Henri-Lloyd it is our mission to bring this to life in all of our activities. Our approach is to be transparent, honest and never to over-claim. We ask questions of our supply chain and we encourage you, our customers, to ask questions of us.
As part of this commitment, please find below our Sustainability Report for 2021 and our goals for 2022.
ALL NEW PRODUCTS should meet our sustainability & quality guidelines.
Great quality, classically designed clothing that lasts and is designed to be repaired is the most important aspect of reducing carbon footprint.
We always make in ethically sound working conditions.
We will select 100% RECYCLED/RECYCLABLE/ORGANICALLY grown fabrics if they meet our sustainability and quality guidelines.
Sustainability means putting aside normal business rules, it is not a competition, a prize to be won. We will willingly & enthusiastically work with all companies including direct competitors to deliver on our goals.
During the transition towards sustainability, it is responsible to use up all of our current/committed inventory of materials (fabric and trims) – we will not landfill.
At the start of 2021 we made a pledge to make changes for the better, below is an update on the progress we have made.
Move the majority of products to Europe and so reduce over production and over shipping – by way of context 99% of our customer orders come from Europe.
80% of our new product styles are now sourced in Europe. In total including carryover 63% of total products are now in Europe compared to 36% at the start of 2021.
We will always make from Recycled Fabrics, Labels and Trims.
93% of new developed styles have been sourced from recycled or organic materials. Currently it is only socks that are not made from a “sustainable” yarn and we are now developing.
We will always specify yarns that do not release micro-fibres.
We have failed to make progress on this topic. Currently there is an absence of international standards, however this is a key topic for the development team and we will begin with our best selling items to find replacements with tested no shed technology. Our first project will be with the Mav Mid Series.
We will eliminate virgin oil from product and e-com packaging.
We have introduced Home Compostable “production to consumer” packaging made from recycled materials on our Portuguese production, we are now rolling this out into all production in 2022.
E-com packaging remains outstanding as we find a partner who can match our business scale, this will be resolved in 2022.
All box sets are now made from recycled craft board with single colour print and come with guide instructions for home compost and future use as seed trays.
Introduce a not for profit Repair Centre to extend the life of existing Henri-Lloyd products.
Introduced in January 2021 and operational.
Utilise existing fabrics under the Sur+ concept to reduce waste.
60% of AW Jackets were made from Surplus fabrics as were 1000 Jackets from Asia and 2000 Tote Bags, we continue to design new products to utilise existing fabrics.
The equivalent of 1.2M PET BOTTLES have been removed from the Oceans due to our product development.
All new foul weather gear produced from recycled GORE-TEX® – Exception is where we have used Surplus fabric.
Mav-Mid Layers are now produced in Europe instead of SE Asia.
All new T-Shirts and Polos are now made from Organic Cotton and produced in Europe.
All new knitwear now made from Organic yarn.
70% of initiatives fully delivered
10% Part delivered
10% Deferred until 2022
10% Deferred due to longer term technical issues
In March this year we introduced a scoring method for our products, which is now featured on our web site.
As seen below we have improved our sustainability rating by 117% in the last 12 months.
Our aim is to ensure that by Oct 22 we will have an A rating of over 2 across the range of our products.
Improve our sustainability score from 1.65 To 2.
Remove all virgin oil from e-com packaging (carryover objective from 2021) and to be recyclable & compostable.
100% of primary protective product packaging to be home compostable by the end of 2022 latest.
Increase % of new products to be made in Europe from 80% to 85%.
Complete HL carbon study and publish plan to reduce.
Introduce E.O.L plans for Sail GP and Ineos Brittania merchandise as template for all future HL products from 2023.
Introduce an additional repair centre in the UK to reduce shipping.
Commence B-Corp status application.
Increase “Blue” campaigning and aim to remove 2 million plus pet bottles from the ocean annually.
Work with the 1851 Trust to produce educational tools to support sustainability in schools.
Introduce non shedding yarns in best selling Mav-Mid programme.
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