To reduce our environmental impacts, both in our operations and through the products we create, we have identified four main environmental focus areas.
Sustainable design and materials
Dri-Glo products feature classic design and colour palettes inspired by the Australian landscape which never go out of style. By designing our products this way, with longevity in mind, sustainability is embedded in our range. We choose to use natural fibres, like cotton and linen where possible, and have set ourselves some bold targets in recognition of the important part materials have to play in our sustainability journey.
By 2025 we will source 100% of our cotton from more sustainable sources as defined by The Textile Exchange, including organic, recycled, BCI and My BMP (Australian Cotton).
By 2025 we will have phase out virgin nylon and polyester in favour of recycled fibres.
By 2023 we will source all our wood, paper, pulp and cellulosic fibres from recycled and Forrest Stewardship Council certified (FSC) stock.
Sustainable production and factories
We choose to work with partners who share our vision to create great products for our customers, without costing the earth.
Our Chemicals Policy has been designed to reduce the use of chemicals within our value chain by setting out our requirements regarding the use of restricted and prohibited substances to benefit our customers and the communities and environments where our products are made.
We are working with our key suppliers to create and implement a Sustainable factories program. Textile value chains are complex and having a robust program that can be followed throughout is an essential support to our team in reaching our sustainability goals. Our sustainable factories program is due to launch in 2022.
Dri-Glo, through our parent company Caprice, are a signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant (APCO). As signatories, we have committed that all of our packaging will be 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. We have already begun work on these commitments, with a reduce/eliminate, re-use and recycle methodology.
By 2023 we will source all of our timber-based packaging products from Forrest Stewardship Council certified (FSC) or recycled feed stock.
With these commitments, we are ensuring less waste to landfill, sustainable timber sourcing practices and more sustainable packaging on all our product lines.
Minimising direct waste
While supply chain materials and manufacturing operations account for the most significant share of our environmental impact, Dri-Glo does not discount the effect that our internal operations can have. We have implemented new recycling systems and waste reduction strategies in our head office and distribution facility.