Alsico. Sustainability in every fibre

Respecting the limits of this planet, building on basic social rights

As a company, we want to contribute to an economy that respects the limits of the planet and guarantees basic social rights. We want to take on this responsibility by systematically incorporating environmental, social and economic considerations into our day-to-day management. 

Looking forward to 2030

Alsico has set itself three major goals. These serve as a guide for all our sustainability actions and all stakeholder projects in which we participate. 


Eliminate social risks

A circular product

How will we get there

We engage in active impact management: we recognize the impact we have on people and the environment and we map that impact by conducting an annual due diligence. We set up targeted actions to improve them - which can be found in our action plan - and we report on them in our  sustainability report. We do all this within the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

Sustainability Is a Doing Word

The building blocks of our sustainable production? We design and produce our clothing in our own production units in Tunisia, Morocco, Laos and Madagascar. We naturally screen these production units internally, but also have them checked by external parties. All our clothing is designed according to the ecodesign principle: our starting point is the wearer's needs. Repairability is built in through smart confection. And we use Oekotex-100 certified fabrics, which contain no harmful chemicals.

Thanks to these building blocks - and the data they provide - we are able to take concrete actions to reduce risks. We accept all the clothing we produced back for recycling into insulation or furniture, we localize production with a view to reducing road transport, we have switched to recycled and FSC-labelled packaging and we are moving into a CO2-neutral building by the end of 2021. You too can make an important contribution to a number of these CO2-reducing actions, such as by your choice of textile materials . See 'Help us complete the circle'.’ 

To measure is to know

We monitor the progress of our actions by assessing the results in the interim. This is done 
through the Global Reporting lnitiative's (GRI) reporting system. And through the annual measurement of 
our carbon footprint. Thanks to this measurement, we know exactly how much CO2 emissions the entire production chain of 
one garment produces. We offset that by planting 5 trees for every garment sold 
in our own tree nursery in Madagascar.

The Alsico Sustainability Report

Here you can find our latest sustainability report, prepared according to the rules of the GRI. Also available online in the GRI database:

UN Global Compact Communication on Progress 2020

Sinds 2018 is Alsico lid van de UN Global Compact, wereldwijd het grootste initiatief rond maatschappelijk verantwoord ondernemen. Het lidmaatschap houdt in dat bedrijven acties formuleren in het kader van de 17 Sustainable Development Goals. En dat ze daarover ook jaarlijks rapporteren. Dit gebeurt via een zogenaamde 'Communcation on Progress', die u hier kunt inkijken.

Help us complete the circle

Our customers have joined us in striving for a sustainable world. 

Low Impact Design & Fabrics

Clothing repair service

Recycling into insulation or furniture