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.
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.
This is a powerful commitment to leave no one behind and to reach those farthest behind first. We are active in the anti-slavery movement, we only source raw materials from certified sources with no modern slavery, our factories have signed our rigorous code of conduct and we are a living wages company.
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 who needed them the most. We find mental health very important and support charities with donations. We also care very much about the mental health of our staff and have a daily zoom call to see each other’s faces, smile and touch base.
Quality EducationEnsure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Although we do not directly impact this SDG, we always search for ways to help, for example by donating computers to underserved communities that need them the most and donating materials to local schools.
Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesMake cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
This has not been a core focus for us. However, we ensure our employees are as safe as possible, not travelling to work unless essential during the pandemic.
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.
We do not directly impact this SDG within our business operations. We understand the importance of this SDG, and it is in our DNA to be as inclusive, peaceful, and planet positive as possible.
Decent Work and Economic GrowthPromote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
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 do not directly impact this SDG, but we understand its importance. We are incorporating blockchain and AI technology into our supply chain and are working on innovative solutions with Supply Compass and Freedom Row to strengthen digital infrastructure.
We are developing bespoke sustainable fabrics and supporting pioneering recycled fabric innovations.
Partnerships For The GoalStrengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.
We strongly understand the importance of this SDG, and we encourage and welcome everyone and other businesses to be more ethical and sustainable, join forces with institutes that promote a better planet, and in general to follow the inspiring guidelines the Sustainable Development goals offer.