Designworks and itis parent company, The PAS Group is committed to tailoring change in our business. Launched in July 2019 the program focuses on the areas of Environmental, Auditing and Traceability, and Transparency over the next 5 years. Below is a summary of the areas in which we will be strongly focused on.
The PAS Group is committed to the preservation of the environment. Through the Tailoring Change program The PAS Group is focusing on reducing our businesses impact on the environment. Through a range of focused goals, The PAS Group is able to mitigate its impact through the categories below:
The use of sustainable materials
We are committed to using more sustainable materials in our products. The key fabrics we are focusing on are our cotton, polyester and man-made cellulosics.
The Use of Sustainable Packaging
The PAS Group is part of the Australian Packaging Covenant, and will work to optimise all packaging in line with the covenants Sustainable Packaging Guidelines. We aim to ensure all packaging is reusable, recyclable and compostable by 2025.
Reduction in Business Operation Impacts
The PAS Group is committed to reducing our footprint in terms of our business operations. We aim to reduce the waste to landfill from our head offices, stores and warehouses; along with the carbon emissions from our head offices, stores and warehouses.
Reduction in Supply Chain Impacts
The PAS Group recognises that our supply chain also has its own footprint and we aim to reduce it through programs around chemical use, waste water, waste to landfill, and emissions through transport and manufacturing.
PAS has a keen interest on the circular economy and circular principles. PAS will introduce circular elements and systems into our business across the group.
The PAS Group is committed to ensuring the human rights of all workers are protected in our supply chain. Through the Tailoring Change program, The PAS Group is focusing on tracing deeper into our supply chain, training suppliers on key human rights issues and ensuring that our workers in our supply chain are treated fairly.
Tracing Our Supply Chain
At PAS Group we are dedicated to working closely with our supply partners to have greater visibility of all of the facilities and workers which are directly and indirectly involved in the creation of our products. We wish that all of these workers are treated fairly and ethically.
Training our supply chain
The PAS Group is dedicated to improving the knowledge of our supply base, and educating our suppliers in key areas of ethical risks, gender equality, and modern slavery. This knowledge sharing will allow for the improvement of workers conditions and a reduction in ethical sourcing risks.
The PAS Group is committed to improving the lives of the workers within their supply chain, and working towards the complex issues surrounding the Living Wage. The PAS Group’s living wage policy can be found on the ethical and responsible sourcing page.
The PAS Group is committed to providing transparent information about our ethical business practices and our production base. It is important to freely offer information about our business practices, suppliers, and the way in which we source.
The PAS Group will publicly publish and report information about our business, its sourcing and the outcomes of this program to increase our transparency in the market.
Working in Partnerships
The PAS Group will work with a range of different stakeholders to continuously build and improve this tailoring change program to ensure that the best possible outcomes are reached.