A sustainability report is a voluntary report on how our sustainability efforts have progressed during the year. It is similar to an annual report and it is a way of providing information to our employees, customers, media, various interest groups and suppliers. Our sustainability report for 2013 will be published at the end of June 2014.
"Measurability is essential to efforts aimed at achieving sustainable development," says Anna-Karin Wårfors, Head of CSR. "By measuring our efforts and presenting them in a report, we are able to show the rest of the world and ourselves what we've been able to achieve and what we need to focus on going forward."
The most important aspect of sustainability reporting is for it to provide a correct and fair view of the results. Gina Tricot's report follows the GRI standards, which is a reporting system that makes it possible to compare the report to the sustainability reports of other companies that follow GRI.
"This year, we've gone more in depth by interviewing employees prior to preparing the report in order to increase involvement from several of our departments," explains Anna-Karin Wårfors. "Now, when we see the finished report, we realize how extensive our operations actually are – and how comprehensive our sustainability efforts have been. We have many opportunities for making a difference!"