Make the Westwing Collection More Sustainable
We are committed to using materials in our products and packaging that have the best environmental, social and ethical profile possible.Download 2022 Sustainability Report
Responsible material sourcing
Increasing the share of sustainable materials in our products is a top priority. We are continuously working on evolving our material sourcing criteria and guidelines beyond regulatory compliance to reflect industry best practices, latest scientific findings and innovative technologies. We are certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and are a proud member of Better Cotton, enabling us to procure sustainable cotton. For sustainable wood we partner with FSC® to source sustainable wood from certified manufacturers. These initiatives enabled us to expand our sustainable offering to cover textiles, furniture, decorative and certain lighting products and to launch our first collection made out of sustainable materials – the WE CARE by Westwing Collection.
Going forward we are looking at additional certifications and partnerships that will enable us to further enrich our sustainable materials portfolio and expand our WE CARE by Westwing Collection product offering.
60% wood certified by FSC® (8% in 2021)
31% more sustainably sourced cotton, either GOTS certified or Better Cotton (7% in 2021)
33% responsibly sourced animal by-products, certified by one of the following: Leather Working Group, Naturleder IVN, Global Traceable Down Standard, Responsible Down Standard or Downpass (39% in 2021)
Re-thinking product packaging
Protecting our products during shipping and ensuring a safe delivery is of great importance to us. We are also shifting towards more sustainable options and establishing robust systems for measuring the sustainability qualities of our packaging.
Key requirements in this respect are set out in our Sustainable Packaging Guidelines which go beyond compliance and are meant to apply uniformly across our business. The aim of the guidelines is to ensure that our packaging is minimal, recyclable and made of materials with a low environmental footprint.
Over the next few years, we will be closely collaborating with existing and new suppliers as we look to address all packaging challenges in a systematic way, reducing our overall environmental footprint and enhancing customer experience.
95% of all packaging is made from recyclable material
58% packaging waste recovered, and/or recycled