POST Luxembourg shifts to Fairtrade-certified workwear
All POST Luxembourg sales advisors for postal and telecom services have recently been equipped with Fairtrade-certified workwear.
From responsible manufacturing…
As part of its commitment to corporate social responsibility, since November 2020, POST Luxembourg has been providing its sales advisors with Fairtrade-certified organic cotton jackets and t-shirts. “We want to ensure our colleagues who wear this uniform every day are as comfortable as possible. Combining and testing these garments before making our final selection also comes under our social responsibility”, explains Italo Garofoli, Head of POST Courrier’s sales network and member of the company’s sustainable development committee.
… to reusing uniforms
As well as incorporating more responsible manufacturing criteria, reuse presented a significant challenge in overseeing the life of these items of clothing. Each year, between 700 kg and a tonne of used clothing is collected. Old uniforms that were previously incinerated are now put to new use.
Following an initial order of 650 items of Fairtrade-certified clothing, POST Luxembourg is continuing this strategy by assessing alternatives for other types of workwear. By reusing these items, no clothing was incinerated in 2020, meaning that more than 1,600 items were redistributed.
Italo Garofoli, Courrier’s sales network
Communication & RP – CSR, POST Luxembourg
Cécile Jacquemart, CSR, POST Luxembourg