Nature protection 

Goals : 
  • Materials: favour materials that do not harm nature and biodiversity.  
  • Chemicals: minimise the use of any harmful chemicals at any step of the supply chain. 
Completed or ongoing actions : 
  • Sourcing of responsible materials: 
    • GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) and OCS (Organic Content Standard) certified organic cotton. 
    • GRS (Global Recycle Standard) certified recycled materials 
    • Other alternative materials with sustainability requirements equivalent to GOTS or GRS (e.g. modal). 
  • Confirmation of traceability and reliability of materials through: 
    • mapping of the supply chain; 
    • testing of organic cotton fibres; and 
    • recruitment of a cotton sourcing specialist. 
  • Chemicals: 
    • Limiting the use of harmful chemicals through GOTS certification of upstream and downstream partners. 
    • Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® certification, going beyond compliance with the EU’s REACH regulation. 
Next steps: 
  • Continue the sourcing strategy for the current materials (including certifications). 
  • R&D and innovation: investigate and collaborate with partners/suppliers on new environmentally friendly materials. 
  • Continue to reinforce traceability of materials and chemicals management through certifications and on-the-ground activities.  

Carbon footprint 

Goals : 
  • Contribute to carbon emissions reduction across our supply chain in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change. 
Completed or ongoing actions : 
  • Calculation of Stanley/Stella carbon footprint from raw material to product end of life. 
  • Identification of scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions. 
  • Sustainability task force and quick-win activities: 
    • Review company mobility policy. 
    • Sustainable offices at Brussels headquarters (HQ) and Bangladesh Liaison Office (BLO). 
Next steps: 
  • Develop a strategy, establish GHG reduction objectives, and prepare an action plan. 
  • Engage our upstream and downstream partners in the strategy and action plan: 
    • Alignment of objectives and priorities. 
    • In-depth energy assessment of our partner factories. 
    • Official Dealers task force and best practices. 
    • Develop an offsetting strategy with our partners to compensate for the remaining carbon emissions. 


Goals : 
  • Design, develop and manufacture products using circularity principles. 
  • Reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. 
Completed or ongoing actions : 
  • Products: 
    • Recycled’ product range: partnership with specific suppliers to reuse our own cutting waste and create new products. 
    • Recycled materials: outerwear product range made from recycled PET bottles. 
  • Packaging: 
    • Packaging made from recycled materials. 
    • Maximum reuse of cardboard boxes at different steps of our supply chain. 
    • Charity donation of unsold products and decommissioned IT equipment. 
Next steps: 
  • Develop a strategy for circularity from production to product end-of-life. This includes, among other things: 
    • increasing the recycling ratio of our own cutting waste. 
    • reducing overstock and unsold goods. 
    • eco design for circularity, focusing on longevity and recyclability. 
    • packaging strategy for optimisation and reuse.