Sustainability

We aim to be a fashion company that positively impacts its stakeholders through sustainable and socially responsible actions.

With our sustainability vision, we focus on the areas that are most relevant to our business and where we can make the biggest impact: the people we connect with and the environment we work and live in.

All initiatives taken within each pillar serve our company values.

Our people

We believe that the health and well-being of all Van de Velde employees and the people employed at our global suppliers is key to sustainable growth. In addition, we put our customers, at the heart of our activities, and we give back to our local communities whenever possible.

Our people

We believe that the health and well-being of all Van de Velde employees and the people employed at our global suppliers is key to sustainable growth. In addition, we put our customers, at the heart of our activities, and we give back to our local communities whenever possible.

Employees

The health and well-being of all Van de Velde employees is key to sustainable growth. We believe that employees who feel good at work, have a positive impact on the quality of their work and on their communities. We therefore promote wellbeing at work, strive for a healthy work-life balance and we take initiatives to be a great place to work, in line with our corporate values

Employees

The health and well-being of all Van de Velde employees is key to sustainable growth. We believe that employees who feel good at work, have a positive impact on the quality of their work and on their communities. We therefore promote wellbeing at work, strive for a healthy work-life balance and we take initiatives to be a great place to work, in line with our corporate values

Suppliers

We expect our global suppliers and subcontractors to apply the same standards as we do. With the following labels and certificates, we can guarantee our customers that our lingerie is produced and distributed under the best possible conditions for mankind and for the environment.

Fair Labour Labels: we treat people with respect in all phases of the production process.

SA8000 or a similar certificate

All our suppliers and subcontractors have a social certificate such as SA8000, BSCI, WRAP, FWF or SMETA/ETI. We carry out checks through an internal monitoring system. The third parties who do not respect our code of conduct are given a minimum term to address and rectify the violations.

About SA8000

Ethical and Social Charter

All suppliers and subcontractors have signed a declaration abiding by Van de Velde’s Ethical and Social Charter. This charter is based on the SA8000 standard, and represents ‘Human friendly entrepreneurship’ with respect for the quality of work and the wellbeing and identity of the employees, subcontractors and suppliers.

About our Ethical & Social Charter

Our own lingerie stores represent other brands. Suppliers of these brands are expected to sign the Ethical and Social Charter.

Product Safety: we guarantee that our products are free from harmful substances.

Oeko-tex

We require of our suppliers that they carry the Oeko-tex label and that they can present a valid certificate.

About the Oeko-tex label

REACH

All our resource suppliers must meet the REACH-obligations.

About the REACH-obligations

Suppliers

We expect our global suppliers and subcontractors to apply the same standards as we do. With the following labels and certificates, we can guarantee our customers that our lingerie is produced and distributed under the best possible conditions for mankind and for the environment.

Fair Labour Labels: we treat people with respect in all phases of the production process.

SA8000 or a similar certificate

All our suppliers and subcontractors have a social certificate such as SA8000, BSCI, WRAP, FWF or SMETA/ETI. We carry out checks through an internal monitoring system. The third parties who do not respect our code of conduct are given a minimum term to address and rectify the violations.

About SA8000

Ethical and Social Charter

All suppliers and subcontractors have signed a declaration abiding by Van de Velde’s Ethical and Social Charter. This charter is based on the SA8000 standard, and represents ‘Human friendly entrepreneurship’ with respect for the quality of work and the wellbeing and identity of the employees, subcontractors and suppliers.

About our Ethical & Social Charter

Our own lingerie stores represent other brands. Suppliers of these brands are expected to sign the Ethical and Social Charter.

Product Safety: we guarantee that our products are free from harmful substances.

Oeko-tex

We require of our suppliers that they carry the Oeko-tex label and that they can present a valid certificate.

About the Oeko-tex label

REACH

All our resource suppliers must meet the REACH-obligations.

About the REACH-obligations

Customers & Society

Our customers are put at the heart of our organisation. Van de Velde has a female-only clientele, a valuable given which we treasure. We are proud to guide women through every stage of life, with superior quality lingerie.

Customers & Society

Our customers are put at the heart of our organisation. Van de Velde has a female-only clientele, a valuable given which we treasure. We are proud to guide women through every stage of life, with superior quality lingerie.

Our products

Our high-quality products are designed to last and are produced with attention to environmental footprint reduction. The long lifecycle of our products has become our strongest argument in the climate debate.

To mitigate the environmental footprint of product creation, we are actively watching most recent material developments and we explore new materials with a lower ecological footprint. We recognize the potential to reduce impact by shifting to more sustainable alternatives, as long as the quality of our products is not compromised.

Our products

Our high-quality products are designed to last and are produced with attention to environmental footprint reduction. The long lifecycle of our products has become our strongest argument in the climate debate.

To mitigate the environmental footprint of product creation, we are actively watching most recent material developments and we explore new materials with a lower ecological footprint. We recognize the potential to reduce impact by shifting to more sustainable alternatives, as long as the quality of our products is not compromised.

Waste

In our supply chain, we strive to reduce waste during all steps of the design, production and distribution processes and in the daily activities of our company. This spans a wide range of action points, such as fabric waste, single-use plastics in our supply chain, waste recycling, product packaging, and so on.

Waste

In our supply chain, we strive to reduce waste during all steps of the design, production and distribution processes and in the daily activities of our company. This spans a wide range of action points, such as fabric waste, single-use plastics in our supply chain, waste recycling, product packaging, and so on.