In an effort to deliver transparency when consumers demand it most, denim mill Isko launched its first Sustainability Impact Report. The report documents the ways Isko is achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and International Labor Organization (ILO) standard frameworks, and illustrates sustainable initiatives and ties each one back to a specific goals.
Isko’s new laser-friendly finish, Vulcano, supports SDG 6 (lean water and sanitization). The company’s R-TWO concept, which uses reused cotton and post-consumer recycled polyester, speaks to SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production). The company’s starting wages—which are three times the legal minimum wage in Turkey—supports SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth). Currently, the monthly minimum wage is 2,324 Turkish liras, or approximately $340.
The report also describes Isko’s commitment to responsible innovation and production, and provides details on the ways it manages its environmental impact, oversees supply chain processes, uses raw materials and implements better health and safety standards.