"Towards a circular economy model


At Inditex, we are conscious of the complexity of our commercial offering, with more than 50,000 references sold each year. The wide variety of raw materials, processes and finishes we use to create this range of products calls for responsibility at every stage. This is why more than 1,500 professionals working both at Inditex and at our scientific and technical partners study and supervise every stage of the creation of our clothing, from design to the potential recycling of garments once they reach the end of their life. For this rigorous task, we have set demanding internal standards for preventive health, safety and environmental sustainability, as well as monitoring at every stage of the product lifecycle, all of which come together under the umbrella of our sustainability philosophy Right to Wear.

DISCOVER OUR CIRCULARECONOMY MODEL WET PROCESSES* (*) dyeing, printing, washing,tanning and finishing. Green to Wear Ready to manufacture A specific standard to guarantee a clean, environmentally responsible production process that is less intensive in its resource consumption. The main focus of Green to Wear is to reduce and improve natural resource consumption, and to continuously improve the environmental impact of the whole supply chain. Code of good manufacturing practices that guarantees the enforcement both of product health (Clear to Wear) and the Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) in wet process facilities. RAW MATERIALS DESIGN The List by Inditex Pioneering global programme to improve the quality of the chemical products used in the manufacturing of textile and leather products. Through a manufacturing audit programme to analyse and then classify those chemical products, progressive improvements have been made to their production process so that garments’ health and sustainability can be guaranteed, even before they are designed. ReUSErecycling Closing the Loop Project for the reuse and recycling of products at the end of their lifecycle, in partnership with the third sector, recycling companies, textile manufacturers and technologists. LABELLING Righ to Wear+ / Zara Join life Technical standard that identifies the most sustainable items, produced with raw materials such as organic cotton or TENCEL ® Lyocell; with recycled materials or with technology that uses renewable energy, or processes that use water and energy efficiently. At Zara, these items are identified with the Join Life label. STORES Eco-efficient Store Manual Includes all of the efficiency and sustainability requirements fulfilled by our stores in terms of their construction, facilities and the activities carried out there, such as waste management. LOGISTICS Green to Pack Packaging optimization programme used throughout the whole supply chain, in collaboration with suppliers. Through measures to homogenize and standardize the packaging used, we are encouraging reuse, and improved sorting and recycling. Green to Wear Picking Product health and safety standards. Constantly reviewed in accordancewith the strictest and most up-to-datelegislation in the field. Product inspection and analysis programme applied during the manufacturing phase. MANUFACTURING