PERFORMANCE. QUALITY. SUSTAINABILITY.
The ocean. The countryside. These are the environments that Musto is built upon, the arenas where our sportspeople compete and where our apparel is engineered. Whilst going about our business, we aim to do all we can to reduce the negative impact that our business has on the environment.
Musto will reduce the negative impact it has on the environment and protect and conserve nature by applying a long-term, result oriented, holistic and scientific approach to guide all our decisions and actions. These actions include adopting a repairability and end-of-use mindset during the formative design stages and to prioritise the use of certified recycled synthetics, bluesign® certified materials and products, organic cotton, PFC Durable Water Repellency treatments and solution dyed fabrics.
We promise to never compromise on quality and always strive to implement a circular mindset to our products, applying materials with improved environmental profiles and using them to make products that stand the test of time. Finally we promise to always prioritise actions that protect and conserve the ocean and the countryside.
CONSIDERING THE WHOLE LIFECYCLE
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. WHY HAS MUSTO IMPLEMENTED A SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY?
Musto has worked with sustainable practices in their supply chain and design and development areas for many years. Our focus on sustainability has increased over the last few years and is now top of our agenda. We therefore saw a need to structure our efforts and prioritise even more in what we are going after to ensure we are driving improvements and real impacts in our efforts. A sustainability strategy is supporting us to align both internally and externally, with our partners, on which areas we are focusing on as a brand.
2. DOES MUSTO CURRENTLY MANUFACTURE ANY PRODUCTS WITH SUSTAINABLE CREDENTIALS?
Yes, we are applying recycled materials and labelling products containing a minimum of 50% recycled content. We are also using organic cotton, PFC free DWR and have ®bluesign approved products.
3. DOES MUSTO HAVE A SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY FOR THE NEXT 5-10 YEARS?
We have short and mid-term targets of where we want to be in the coming years. For example, we set a target to phase out PFC DWR treatments and ensure a minimum of 50% of our synthetic fabrics are recycled versions by 2025. We are also taking action on Climate Change and are in a process of developing an interim target for GHG emission reductions by 2030.
4. WILL MUSTO ALIGN TO THE PARIS AGREEMENT TARGETS?
Yes, we have already measured our carbon footprint by applying mainly secondary data for our supply chain. Over 90% of our carbon footprint is coming from making our materials and products. We are now mapping our GHG emissions in the supply chain at a more granular level, in order to work out an action plan for carbon reductions to align with what science says is necessary to not increase global warming to more than 1.5C.
5. ARE ANY SINGLE-USE PLASTICS USED IN PACKAGING?
We are packing all our products in manufacturing in single-use plastic bags. The packaging is protecting the product during transportation, which can be quite harsh with large variations in both temperature and humidity. In order to reduce the amount of plastic we are optimising the way our garments are folded and use as thin a plastic bag as possible. To reduce the plastic environmental footprint, we have replaced all virgin plastic bags with recycled versions.
6. HOW DOES MUSTO ENSURE ITS SUPPLIERS ARE ALIGNED TO OPERATING IN A SUSTAINABLE MANNER?
Musto is assessing the environmental performance on facility level via the harmonised industry tool – Higg Facility and Environment Module. This assessment is covering a broad area of environmental issues including management system, energy, water, waste, air emissions, waste water and chemicals.
In addition, Musto has become bluesign system partners and over 60% of our fabrics are already bluesign approved. Bluesign is a system which provides safer and more sustainable environments to work in and everyone to live in. It allows tracing a material throughout the supply chain, making environmental improvements at every stage from the factory floor to the finished product.
Social standards are followed up through strict compliance procedures that all our factories need to go through before we start working with them. 3rd party audits are conducted annually, and any non-compliance issues are followed up with a Corrective Action Plan and remediation program.