ENERGY EFFICIENCY, REDUCING WATER USAGE AND PROMOTING FOREST CONSERVATION
SKIIM is working to reduce their carbon footprint where possible, consolidating deliveries, and trying to keep the sourcing of raw materials local based on the locations of their factories. They consolidated their warehouse and offices to be in one location rather than three this year, as well. They are also taking steps to reduce their energy use, including things like shutting electronics down at the end of the day, minimising printing, using non-toxic, biodegradable cleaning products, eliminating plastic bottles and providing safe and healthy working conditions.
SKIIM uses their own dead stock and intend on creating more products that will ensure that these materials don’t get wasted. They are looking for a company who can recycle their unusable scraps. SKIIM is in a position to create a made-to-order service to produce smaller production lines which will help prevent wasteful over-production. In addition to local council mix recycling, they currently collect fabric scraps for recycling and reuse all packaging as long as it is possible.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
SKIIM is committed to Sustainable Development Goal 1, focused on ending poverty; Goal 2, ending hunger and promoting sustainable agriculture; Goal 3, ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being; Goal 4 ensuring quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all; Goal 5, achieving gender equality; Goal 8, promoting sustained economic growth and full and productive employment for all; Goal 9, building resilient infrastructure and fostering innovation; Goal 10, reducing inequality; Goal 12, ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns; and Goal 16, promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.