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JOIN LIFE
WE WORK WITH NEW PROCESSES AND RAW MATERIALS TO REDUCE THE IMPACT OF OUR PRODUCTS.
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2020 2022 2023 2025 2030 2040
35% JOIN LIFE COLLECTION

The number of products carrying the Join Life label reached more than 35% of the total, surpassing the initial goal of 25% set for the year. Under the Join Life label, we classify all garments produced using processes and raw materials that help us to reduce our impact, such as organic cotton, TENCEL™ or recycled polyester.
100% Clothing collection in-store

Over the past year we have installed clothes collection points in more than 40 markets as part of our goal to implement the programme in all our stores.
100% Eco-efficient stores

The daily operation of our stores is adapted to reduce our environmental impact with systems that allow us to adjust water and energy consumption to the real needs of the store.

In addition, the new building and renovation standards of our stores, based on our Eco-efficient Store Manual, establish the use of more efficient technologies that help us regulate our consumption.
100% Training in circular design, global fashion agenda

As part of our commitment to Global Fashion Agenda, all our design teams have undergone specific training programmes on raw materials and processes that help to promote textile recycling. Global Fashion Agenda is a non-profit organisation that aims to guide the fashion industry toward more sustainable development.

Over the next few months we will expand this training on design techniques to bring about further positive impact and promote circularity.
Canopystyle commitment for caring for forests

Over the past year we have worked with our suppliers on the actions needed so we can use fibres, such as modal and viscose, that pose no risk to endangered forests. This commitment is in line with CanopyStyle, an initiative developed by the NGO Canopy that aims to protect forests and of which INDITEX is a founding member.

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Zero discharge of hazardous chemicals (ZDHC)

We conduct evaluations and audits on our manufacturers as part of our commitment to ensuring zero waste of chemical products that do not meet our environmental standards in the manufacture of our products.

To do so, we have implemented pioneering programmes like The List, by INDITEX, a list of chemicals that can be used in textile manufacturing to ensure both the cleanliness of production processes and the safety and health of our garments, as well as Green to Wear 2.0, which looks to minimise the environmental impact of textile production.
50% Join Life Collection

We aim to ensure that at least 50% of all the garments we produce are manufactured in accordance with the Join Life standards.
100% Renewable electrical energy in own operations

We are working to ensure that the energy we consume in all of our facilities (central offices, logistics centres and stores) comes from renewable sources.
50% Join Life Collection

We aim to ensure that at least 50% of all the garments we produce are manufactured in accordance with the Join Life standards.
100% Renewable electrical energy in own operations

We are working to ensure that the energy we consume in all of our facilities (central offices, logistics centres and stores) comes from renewable sources.
100% More sustainable cellulose fibres

All our fibres produced from wood will be manufactured in accordance with strict environmental standards, supporting the Changing Markets Foundation initiative to promote responsible viscose and modal production.
100% More sustainable cotton

All our cotton will have a more sustainable origin: Better Cotton (BCI), Ecologically grown cotton, Ecologically grown cotton from the Organic Cotton Accelerator (OCA) or Recycled cotton.
100% Green to pack

We are working with the Green to Pack project, a global programme that aims to redesign all our packaging to make it more sustainable by reducing the quantity of raw materials we use and consolidating the materials to facilitate reuse and recycling.
100% Free from single-use plastic for customers

As part of the Green to Pack programme, we are redesigning all our packaging, labelling systems and protection for our garments to guarantee that by 2023 our customers are not offered any single-use plastics.
100% Zero waste

We’re working to ensure that, in 2023, all waste generated at our headquarters, logistics centres and stores will be reused or recycled.
100% More sustainable linen

All our linen will have a more sustainable origin: organic linen, European Grown linen and/or recycled linen.
100% Recycled polyester

All our polyester will come from recycled sources.
25% reduced impact on water in our supply chain

We are working to reduce the impact of wet processes in our production chain.
New plastics economy global commitment by the Ellen Macarthur foundation

We have signed up to the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment 2025, an initiative lead by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme. The aim of this commitment is to reuse or recycle all plastics used in our commercial activity, so they can be reintroduced into the cycle and the amount of unnecessary packaging can be reduced.
3 MILLION WORKERS IN OUR SUPPLY CHAIN BENEFIT FROM THE “WORKER AT THE CENTRE” STRATEGY

Moving towards a more sustainable textile industry requires transforming our supply chain and manufacturing processes for garments. To achieve this, we work to promote the well-being and empowerment of our suppliers’ workers, encouraging promoting social dialogue, ensuring fair wages, implementing comprehensive health programmes and creating safe and respectful work environments.
5 MILLION HECTARES PROTECTED, RESTORED OR RECOVERED

Through strategic alliances with international organisations such as WWF, Conservation International or Water.org, we support projects to protect the planet and its ecosystems, aware that biodiversity plays a crucial role in water purification, soil fertility, pollination of crops or the regularisation of the climate.
OVER 50% REDUCTION IN OUR EMISSIONS

We have presented SBTi -an international initiative that establishes climate objectives in accordance with the scientific consensus and the objectives of the Paris Agreement-, with an update of our strategy to reduce emissions associated with our activity by more than 50% in 2030. This involves reducing emissions from our own operations (offices, stores and distribution centres) by 90%, as well as the emissions generated in our value chain by at least 50%, both in comparison to 2018. This encompasses product design and manufacturing, as well as distribution and end-of-life management.
100% RAW TEXTILE MATERIALS WITH A LOWER ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

All of the textile fibres that we use will be preferred ones, named that way by benchmark organisations such as the Textile Exchange for ones which offer beneficial results and impacts for the climate, nature and people.
ZERO NET EMISSIONS

Taking into account the latest scientific advances, we have adapted the commitment presented three years ago to achieve climate neutrality by 2040. This involves reducing the carbon footprint generated by our activity by at least 90%, both in our own operations and in our value chain, compared to 2018. In order to do this, we will use more efficient technologies with lower energy consumption and we will promote the use of clean energy throughout our value chain. Even so, there are 10% of emissions that are difficult to reduce and which we will neutralise with actions that allow us to absorb those greenhouse gases.
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02 OUR PRODUCT
AT INDITEX WE AIM TO ADVANCE SO THAT ALL OUR PRODUCTS ARE MORE SUSTAINABILE IN ALL PHASES OF THEIR LIFE. FOR THIS, ALL AREAS OF THE COMPANY WORK TO ENSURE QUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY IN ALL PROCESSES OF OUR GARMENTS.
In short, safe products manufactured in appropriate social and environmental conditions, made available to our customers by a team in continuous professional growth that does not forget its responsibility to the community.
03 SUPPLIERS
WE WORK WITH OUR SUPPLIERS, WORKERS, UNIONS AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS TO DEVELOP A SUPPLY CHAIN IN WHICH HUMAN RIGHTS ARE RESPECTED AND PROMOTED, CONTRIBUTING TO THE UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
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WE WORK WITH OUR SUPPLIERS, WORKERS, UNIONS AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS TO DEVELOP A SUPPLY CHAIN IN WHICH HUMAN RIGHTS ARE RESPECTED AND PROMOTED, CONTRIBUTING TO THE UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
We are working on a traceability system to identify manufacturers included in our supply chain. We have a compliance programme and constantly audit our suppliers to ensure they comply with our code of conduct.
04 CARE FOR YOUR GARMENTS
THERE ARE SOME ACTIONS THAT CAN HELP TO EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR PRODUCTS AND REDUCE THE IMPACT OF THE RESPECTIVE CARE PROCESSES.
AIR OUT
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Hanging your clothes outside to air them out is a more sustainable option than washing them every time you wear them. Washing clothes wears away the fabrics and consumes water and energy.
FILL THE WASHING MACHINE
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Each load consumes water and energy; waiting until the washing machine is full reduces the number of washes you do, helping you to lessen your environmental impact.
WASHING TEMPERATURE
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Washing at low temperatures is easier on fabrics, extending their life, and consumes less energy, thereby reducing CO2 emissions.
SPIN CYCLE
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A gentle spin cycle curbs the release of microfibres to reduce peeling and the environmental impact.
TURN YOUR GARMENTS INSIDE OUT
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You will reduce the wear on the fabric and help maintain the product's original colours.
HANG DRY
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The dryer consumes a lot of energy. Dry your clothes on a clothes line to help care for the fabrics, reduce wrinkles, and consume less energy.
RECYCLE
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When you are done wearing your garments, don’t throw them away—you can bring them to our stores and give them a new life.

CLOTHES COLLECTION PROGRAMME
05 THE LAUNDRY BY ZARA HOME
THE FIRST DETERGENT DESIGNED TO REDUCE MICROFIBRE SHEDDING ON FROM TEXTILES.
06 INNOVATION
THE SUSTAINABILITY INNOVATION HUB IS A PLATFORM THAT SUPPORTS NEW TECHNOLOGIES, MATERIALS AND PROCESSES TO LIMIT THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF OUR PRODUCTS, HELPING US ADVANCE TOWARD MORE SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS AND CIRCULARITY.
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Boost to R&D+i in the Andalusian countryside (Spain)
In 2022, the Group signed an agreement with IFAPA and Espalgodón to promote research, training and technological development activities regarding cotton cultivation in Andalusia. This collaboration, which has a duration of four years, aims to advance in best practices from an environmental point of view, and to improve the productivity of these crops. In fact, as a result of this agreement, the first trial on organically grown cotton was carried out in two farms in the province of Seville, in order to study its viability and performance compared to conventional cotton.
Within this project, pilots on key issues for the sector will also be developed, such as cultivation of this fibre in deficit irrigation conditions and the analysis of the raw material’s quality. In addition, it considers trials on the different varieties of cotton or the machinery used for its collection. The goal is to scale these results to the sector as a whole.
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Plastics for Change was created in 2011 to use plastic waste as a resource and develop recycling infrastructure in developing regions of India, which create jobs for some of the most vulnerable members of society.
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Boost to R&D+i in the Andalusian countryside (Spain)
In 2022, the Group signed an agreement with IFAPA and Espalgodón to promote research, training and technological development activities regarding cotton cultivation in Andalusia. This collaboration, which has a duration of four years, aims to advance in best practices from an environmental point of view, and to improve the productivity of these crops. In fact, as a result of this agreement, the first trial on organically grown cotton was carried out in two farms in the province of Seville, in order to study its viability and performance compared to conventional cotton.
Within this project, pilots on key issues for the sector will also be developed, such as cultivation of this fibre in deficit irrigation conditions and the analysis of the raw material’s quality. In addition, it considers trials on the different varieties of cotton or the machinery used for its collection. The goal is to scale these results to the sector as a whole.
PLASTICS FOR CHANGE X ZARA HOME
Plastics for Change was created in 2011 to use plastic waste as a resource and develop recycling infrastructure in developing regions of India, which create jobs for some of the most vulnerable members of society.