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Corporate Social Responsibility

From the production of Pierre Robert wool for children in China. Picture of Pierre Robert’s purchasing team and CSR manager.

As a clothing manufacturer, we are an important part of society and our activities have an impact on people, animals and the environment. We are responsible for channelling the influence of the Pierre Robert Group in a positive direction and want to contribute to a sustainable textile value chain.

The textile industry faces major and complex challenges, as well as opportunities for improvement. This particularly concerns countries with low production costs, where much of our production takes place. This is also where we can make a difference and contribute to positive change. Sustainability is a cornerstone of our identity and we are committed to being open and transparent about what we do and where we can make improvements. These pages explain more about how we work towards achieving sustainability and tackle these challenges.

We work hard to continuously update and upgrade our sustainability pages and aim to provide you with the most comprehensive information possible. Were you still not able to find the answer to your question?
Our CSR specialist and head of communications would be happy to be of assistance.
Send us an e-mail at CSR@pierrerobert.no.

 


 

WHERE DO THE CLOTHES COME FROM?
OUR PRODUCTION GUIDE

At the Pierre Robert Group (PRG), we believe it is our duty to make clothes in a responsible manner, with respect for people, animals and the environment. We make every effort to ensure that our products are produced under fair and decent conditions and aim to be honest and transparent in everything we do.

Ever wondered where the wool fibres in the Pierre Robert Wool Collection come from? Or perhaps where your nylon tights are made? You can find the answers here. Drag the mouse over the crosses on the map to learn more about Pierre Robert.

 


 

WHO MAKES CLOTHES FOR
PIERRE ROBERT?

Wool yarn ready for knitting the Pierre Robert Wool Collection.  Picture of Pierre Robert’s purchasing team taken in China.

Our goal is for our clothes to be produced under ethical conditions. As part of our Sustainability Policy, we have formulated a number of requirements that our suppliers must meet and monitor compliance through personal visits. We also feel strongly about forging long-term relationships with our suppliers. This creates clearer expectations for all parties and makes it easier for us to maintain control of the production chain. Around 36% of our suppliers have worked with us for 11 years or more and we have worked together with 75% of our suppliers for 3 years or more.

We also visit sub-suppliers so that we can form a more detailed picture of the entire supplier chain. These sub-suppliers range from fabric producers to packaging manufacturers, textile mills and accessory producers. How we pursue sustainable purchasing practices and long-term relationships with our suppliers.

Want to learn more about who makes Pierre Robert clothing? We have an open list of suppliers. Contact csr@pierrerobert.no for more information.

 


 

ABOUT TEXTILE FIBRES

Wool yarn ready for knitting the Pierre Robert Wool Collection.  Picture of Pierre Robert’s purchasing team taken in China.

The textile fibres that make up a piece of clothing are very important to the garment’s environmental impact. Our goal is to reduce our environmental impact through careful choice of material, and to always be looking for more sustainable options. On the following pages you’ll be able to read more about the different textile fibres used in the Pierre Robert collections.


 

TEXTILE PRODUCTION AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Photo Pierre Robert Group

The decisions we make today will have a major impact on future generations. As a leading supplier of underwear to supermarkets, it is our responsibility to contribute to high standards and requirements within the textile industry. The textile industry presents unique challenges in such areas as dyes and chemical use, fibre production, packaging, transport, water and energy consumption and waste. Our environmental policies and practices.


 

ANIMAL WELFARE

The Pierre Robert Group maintains strict standards for animal welfare, which includes buying only mulesing-free wool. Photo Pierre Robert Group

Pierre Robert Group does not tolerate the unethical and inhumane treatment of animals. Pierre Robert has a number of collections in Merino wool for both kids and adults and it is important for us to know that the sheep that produce our wool have good living conditions. We have formulated a number of requirements in terms of good animal welfare and, among other things, buy only mulesing-free wool. Our animal welfare policies and practices.


 

PRODUCT SAFETY

From production of wool underwear for kids. Photo Pierre Robert.

You can rest assured that Pierre Robert Group’s products that are worn against the skin are perfectly safe. This is because we have formulated strict requirements for product safety and chemical use. You will not find any toxic chemicals in Pierre Robert clothing. We set high quality standards throughout the value chain – from innovation and product development to production by suppliers and delivery to our customers. As an additional safeguard, many of our products are marked according to independent labelling schemes. How we ensure safe products.


 

WHAT CAN YOU DO?
HOW TO ACHIEVE MORE SUSTAINABLE CLOTHING CONSUMPTION

Pierre Robert by Whyred.

The environmental measures we take during the production process cover only half of the life cycle of our clothing. One of the most energy-consuming phases takes place after the clothing has left the shop, namely repeated washing. Fortunately, there is much you can do as a consumer to reduce this. How to treat your clothing more sustainably.


 

HOW TO SORT PIERRE ROBERT PACKAGING

Guide to sorting Pierre Robert packaging.

We encourage everyone to separate and recycle! Did you know that the plastic hooks on our cardboard packaging can be thrown straight into the plastic recycling? The hooks are separated out at the recycling plant. Read more about how to sort our packaging.

 



SURPLUS GARMENTS

Guide to sorting Pierre Robert packaging.

One man's trash is another man's treasure. At Pierre Robert Group we donate surplus garments to aid organisations and charities, benefiting both society and the environment. This benefits society and the environment. Read more about what we do with our surplus garments.