Certifications

We have high standards for how our products impact the environment, the people involved in the manufacturing and the people using our products. Apart from having a high focus on certifications we frequently complete thorough checkups on all suppliers to ensure fair and happy working conditions whilst making sure that their practices live up to our high standards of sustainability.

GOTS

Global Organic Textile Standard

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GOTS

Global Organic Textile Standard

One of the most extensive certifications. It certifies that bleach, formaldehyde and other toxic substances are not used in the production process, from farming to end product. It also provides a guarantee of social standards with a safe working environment and fair pay.

Bluesign

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Bluesign

Certifies a safe and sustainable ecological impact where harmful substances are eliminated throughout the whole proces. Safe for the manufacturers and the consumers.

RWS

Responsible Wool Standard

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RWS

Responsible Wool Standard

This certification ensures good practices of sheep farmers where the sheep are treated with respect and the land and environment is well managed and protected. All wool from RWS certified farms is thoroughly identified and tracked.

GRS

Global Recycled Standard

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GRS

Global Recycled Standard

The GRS certification sets a standard for verified and traceable recycled content. But apart from that it also ensures good social and environmental practices. The social responsibilities reduces the negative impact on people and certifies that the ILO convention is followed. The environmental responsibilities certifies restrictions in the use of harmful chemicals.

OEKOTEX 100

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OEKOTEX 100

Certifies that the material has been tested for more than 100 different substances that are known to be harmful for human health.

PLANET IMPACT

SUSTAINABILITY
SCORE
OF PRODUCTS
WHAT DOES IT MEAN AND HOW DO WE CALCULATE IT?

The sustainability score is our way to calculate how big a percentage of the product is sustainable. We calculate it by splitting up the different materials used for the product. Each material is rated on it’s sustainability.

THESE ARE THE CRITERIAS WE USE FOR MEASURING HOW SUSTAINABLE EACH MATERIAL IS:

- How is the energy and greenhouse gas intensity?
- How easily can the product be recycled?
- How biodegradable is the product?
- Does it contain any chemicals?
- Are there any negative environmental impacts (Harvest and production)?
- Does production impact the workers negatively?
- Does production impact the community negatively?

All recycled materials start as a rule on 100% sustainability if it is properly recycled and if the recycling process isn't polluting. Transport of raw material and finished material is not included in our measurement. At last, scores from each of the impact materials are combined using a weighted average approach. And from this we derive our sustainability percentage score.

Social Impact

1 People’s mission in business is to alleviate poverty. We strongly believe that businesses have the means to make a huge difference and change the lives of people for the better. This is why we donate 40% of our total profit to reach this goal.

Apart from our general CSR initiatives we have three main pillars for social impact which are deeply connected our mission to end poverty for good on the planet. All three pillars are supported by the 40% donation from 1 People.

Sustainable
Development
Goals (SDG)

We fully support UNs SDGs.
We have analysed where we can
contribute the most:

SDG 1:

NO POVERTY

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SDG 1:

NO POVERTY

  • 1 People’s why is: “We want to end poverty, through fair business practices.” That’s why our business model is all about economic development in less developed countries and wherever needed
  • A part of our manufacturers are small scale suppliers and manufacturers. In this way we support and provide entrepreneurship opportunities. All manufacturers are also environmentally friendly and with good labour practices, so we are not the cause of destruction of natural resources or exploitation of people.
  • We check all our products environmental impact and use third-party certifications (GOTS, STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, RWS, GRS and bluesign)
  • It’s important for us that we support our local communities, as these are the foundations of supporting homes for this we are very grateful. We support local charity projects and during hard times we have handed out food packages with basic groceries and household necessities for the nearby community. For our company lunch we are buying all vegetables, fruits, meat and coffee beans from local farmers in Indonesia.
  • We are never satisfied with status quo and always want to improve. That is why we set action plans and goals
  • We always practise good governance and comply with all local laws and regulations
  • Our supplier Code of Conduct includes no child labour and health and safety policies

SDG 8:

DECENT WORK
AND ECONOMIC
GROWTH

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SDG 8:

DECENT WORK
AND ECONOMIC
GROWTH

  • Our Job growth rate for 2020 has been 44%
  • We would never take advantage of our employees, which is why we pay them the appropriate living wage. Our lowest-paid employee is paid 10% above the national set minimum wage. We also hire employees with low-income educations. All employees have government-controlled pension and health care. We do not don’t employ children, all employees have regular skills training, and are given 30 days of paid leave.
  • We have a comprehensive Supplier Code of Conduct which covers areas such as working hours, freedom of association, collective bargaining, human rights and child labour
  • Around 40% of our manufacturers are located in Indonesia

SDG 12:

RESPONSIBLE
CONSUMPTION
AND PRODUCTION

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SDG 12:

RESPONSIBLE
CONSUMPTION
AND PRODUCTION

  • We have a constant focus on our ecological footprint. Our overall goal for doing business is to give more to the Earth than what we take. We only use materials that are environmentally sustainable. We think about a product's life from start to end and use materials that harm the Earth as little as possible. Our manufacturers all have environmental and social management. We check this through their actions but also their certifications.
  • We sort and recycle our waste. Throughout manufacturing we use recycling and upcycling.
  • We support and guide sustainable production at our manufacturers.
  • We have events where we communicate and educate about sustainability.

SDG 16:

PEACE, JUSTICE,
AND STRONG
INSTITUTIONS

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SDG 16:

PEACE, JUSTICE,
AND STRONG
INSTITUTIONS

  • We practice corporate accountability. We are always ethical in our decision making, pay our taxes, stand against corruption and have a high degree of transparency.
  • We have a supplier Code of Conduct which includes no tolerance to bribery, corruption, and fraud. It also focusses on health and safety, fair working hours, no child labour and freedom of association. To uphold this we do audits and follow their certifications.
  • We purchase fair- and direct trade from small-scale underserved suppliers in Indonesia.

Supplier
Code of
Conduct

Since transparency is a crucial part of our DNA we would like to invite you to download our Code of Conduct and read it.

1 People
Employee
Handbook

Since transparency is a crucial part of our DNA we would like to invite you to download our Employee Handbook.

IMPACT
IN Progress

We have so many ideas and projects we would like to implement to make our impact even bigger. Below are the projects that we are currently working on making a reality.

Projects

Work In Progress

secondhand

We will be launching a secondhand program and shop where we buy back used 1 People products and make it possible for our customers to buy secondhand products or exchange used products

CSR

Have a yearly CSR Report made which will be published on the website

B Corp certification

We have a pending B Corp Certification

100% cruelty free

We are working on becoming 100% Cruelty Free. At the moment we are 92% Cruelty Free.

FAIRSHOP

We are working on launching our FairShop, which is an online sustainable marketplace. We operate as a people and planet centric brand a ‘one-stop-shop’ for the conscious consumer. Our dedication to transparency of the supply chain is unparalleled.

BUSINESS FOR PLANET

Business For Planet is now in its final stages and will launch very soon

Positive Luxury

Our measurable impact and commitment to sustainable luxury spans across over 200 product categories in fashion and lifestyle. 1 People pieces prioritises longevity without compromises, enabling conscious-minded women to stay stylish in an ethical, high-quality fashion.

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