House of Baukjen proudly works with the key global organisations to deliver a better world. Amongst others The Fashion Pact, the UN Fashion Charter, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition and Science-Based Targets for Nature. In fact, there are less than 50 fashion companies in the world that work with this powerful group of organisations. We are also very proud to be a certified BCorp.
For our impact report we have adopted the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework which consist of 17 goals which form a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.
The foundation of this framework consists of four Biosphere Goals as precondition for eight Social Justice Goals, four Economic Development Goals together underpinning the ultimate Sustainable Development Goal. This contrasts the usual ‘economy first’ approach to sustainable development and is in line with the fact that we are a B Corp.
We understand the importance of these goals but can’t focus on all 17 SDGs at the same time, so we have and are focused in specific on all biosphere goals (6, 13, 14, and 15), and several other key goals across society (5, and 7), and the economy (8, 10, and 12). Please click here to find out more about SDGs.
We are excited to share our journey to a better world.
Clean Water and SanitationEnsure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
Climate ActionTake urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Life Below WaterConserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
Life on LandProtect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
SOCIAL JUSTICE GOALS
Gender EqualityAchieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Affordable and Clean EnergyEnsure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
No PovertyEnd poverty in all forms everywhere.
We only source raw materials from certified sources with no modern slavery.
Zero HungerEnd hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
We donate more than 10% of our profits to charities including ones that address hunger.
Good Health and Well-BeingEnsure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we donated over 30,000 re-useable face masks to those in need.
Quality EducationEnsure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
We donate computers and materials to underserved communities and local schools.
Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesMake cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
We ensure our employees are as safe as possible during these times, not travelling to work unless essential.
Peace, Justice and Strong InstitutionsPromote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
It is in our DNA to be as inclusive, peaceful, and planet positive as possible.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Decent Work and Economic GrowthPromote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
Our facilities have signed our rigorous code of conduct and we are a living wages company.
Reduced InequalitiesReduce inequality within and among countries.
Responsible Consumption and ProductionEnsure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureBuild resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
We are developing bespoke sustainable fabrics and supporting pioneering recycled fabric innovations.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Partnerships For The GoalStrengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.
We encourage everyone and other businesses to be more ethical and sustainable, following the inspiring SDG guidelines.
We are proud of our journey so far, but we are not perfect and there is much more to be done. We are campaigning for change and encourage everyone to join our movement.
Click here to view the 2021 Q1 Impact Report