Sustainability at Berlei

Our Responsibility Our Responsibility

Our
RESPONS –
IBILITY

Our
MISSION –

To have a positive impact on the people who work with us, shop with us and are part of our community, while being 100% committed to reducing our footprint on the planet.

Our Mission

Our
MISSION –

To have a positive impact on the people who work with us, shop with us and are part of our community, while being 100% committed to reducing our footprint on the planet.

Our Mission Our Mission

Our 2020 GOALS –

As part of a global company, we have set the following 2020 goals.

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Renewable energy usage target —

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Reduction in carbon emissions —

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Reduction in energy use —

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Reduction in water usage —

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Diversion of landfill —

Find out more about HBI Sustains here.

Our 2020 GOALS –

As part of a global company, we have set the following 2020 goals.

plant icon 40%

Renewable energy usage target —

carbon icon 40%

Reduction in carbon emissions —

energy icon 40%

Reduction in energy use —

water icon 40%

Reduction in water usage —

water icon 100%

Diversion of landfill —

Find out more about HBI Sustains here.

Our
ECO-CONSCIOUSNESS –

We work closely with our internal factory in Indonesia to reduce our water, energy, and paper usage in the manufacturing process. From 2016 to date, we have saved 7.5 million litres of water (the equivalent of three Olympic pools) with them and they continue to think about ways to reduce this further.

Recycled Packaging

RECYCLED PACKAGING

We're all about supporting women in more ways than one and inspiring you to feel good. That's why we recently upgraded our shipping satchels to a more sustainable alternative. This means the next time you order from us it'll arrive in a bag made from 90% post-consumer recycled plastic.

What's better is that each bag can reused and recycled through REDcycle, a national recycling program. Simply drop it off at any REDcycle bin, located at major supermarkets, and it'll be converted into recycled materials for use in furniture, signage and other materials. To find out more about REDcycle, visit their website.

partnership

Our
   PARTNERSHIPS –

BCNA

We have been a proud partner of Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) since 2005. We’ve donated over 130,000 My Care Kits to Australian women who’ve undergone breast cancer surgery and are committed to pioneering products backed by ongoing research and development, that offer support to those affected by the disease.
To find out more about our support of BCNA visit www.berlei.com.au/bcna and to donate to BCNA visit www.bcna.org.au
On behalf of BCNA, we’ve collaborated with the I Touch Myself Project to develop The Chrissy range, a T-Shirt bra and Post-Surgery bra in honour of the late, great Aussie rock icon, Chrissy Amphlett.
The rock n’ roll Chrissy T-Shirt bra encourages women to self-examine regularly for early detection of breast cancer.
While the Post-Surgery bra is a stylish option for women who have faced one of the toughest chapters of their lives.

100% of profits from The Chrissy range are donated to BCNA

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Our PARTNERSHIPS –

BCNA

We have been a proud partner of Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) since 2005. We’ve donated over 130,000 My Care Kits to Australian women who’ve undergone breast cancer surgery and are committed to pioneering products backed by ongoing research and development, that offer support to those affected by the disease.
To find out more about our support of BCNA visit www.berlei.com.au/bcna and to donate to BCNA visit www.bcna.org.au
On behalf of BCNA, we’ve collaborated with the I Touch Myself Project to develop The Chrissy range, a T-Shirt bra and Post-Surgery bra in honour of the late, great Aussie rock icon, Chrissy Amphlett.

The rock n’ roll Chrissy T-Shirt bra encourages women to self-examine regularly for early detection of breast cancer.

While the Post-Surgery bra is a stylish option for women who have faced one of the toughest chapters of their lives.

100% of profits from The Chrissy range are donated to BCNA

Our
CRAFTSMANSHIP –

Part of our mission is to inspire you and make you feel good. Everything we design is for women by women.

With precision and care at the core of everything they make, our Australian-based female-led team of innovators aspire to create products that feel as though they are made just for you.

Our
ETHICAL STANDARDS –

Our mission is to see an end to unethical sourcing and the exploitation of workers in the fashion industry. In working to achieve this, we hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards and we expect no less from our suppliers.

Recently Berlei, along with other brands within Hanesbrands, Inc., were recognised for our commitment to putting the planet and people first by achieving a grade A in the 2019 Ethical Fashion Report by Baptist World Aid Australia. This is an improvement on last year’s score of A-.

This acknowledgement from BWA both validates and strengthens our desire for continuous improvement. There’s always more work to be done, but we are proud of our ongoing commitment and the forward momentum we are making. We’ll continue to share with you our progress along the way.

If you’re interested in the detailed report visit: baptistworldaid.org.au

Our
ETHICAL STANDARDS –

Our mission is to see an end to unethical sourcing and the exploitation of workers in the fashion industry. In working to achieve this, we hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards and we expect no less from our suppliers.

Recently Berlei, along with other brands within Hanesbrands, Inc., were recognised for our commitment to putting the planet and people first by achieving a grade A in the 2019 Ethical Fashion Report by Baptist World Aid Australia. This is an improvement on last year’s score of A-.

This acknowledgement from BWA both validates and strengthens our desire for continuous improvement. There’s always more work to be done, but we are proud of our ongoing commitment and the forward momentum we are making. We’ll continue to share with you our progress along the way.

If you’re interested in the detailed report visit: baptistworldaid.org.au

Our
Community –

We strongly believe in women feeling empowered to invest in themselves no matter where they live. Traditionally, the management positions in the retail industry are dominated by males but in our Indonesian facility we have reversed this trend with 75% of management positions being held by women. To facilitate this, we offer:

  • Flexible work policies that help women to balance work and childcare
  • Competitive wages, health insurance benefits and pension schemes for all employees
  • Education programs to upskill workers, including leadership training for sewing supervisors

Our
Community –

We strongly believe in women feeling empowered to invest in themselves no matter where they live. Traditionally, the management positions in the retail industry are dominated by males but in our Indonesian facility we have reversed this trend with 75% of management positions being held by women. To facilitate this, we offer:

  • Flexible work policies that help women to balance work and childcare
  • Competitive wages, health insurance benefits and pension schemes for all employees
  • Education programs to upskill workers, including leadership training for sewing supervisors

WOMEN
In Leadership –

One of our many employee success stories is Merrya Yusadeta, a senior manager at our Indonesian factory. After leaving high school in 1996, Merrya joined the company initially as production mover then a line supervisor before joining the planning team, where she was provided with English and computer training. In 2001, Merrya took another step up into the purchasing team where she learnt to deal with suppliers. Four years later, she undertook a university degree and in 2010, she became responsible for heading up the Quality Raw Materials department. Not only is Merrya a valuable member of the senior management team, she is an inspiring example of what female leadership looks like to us.

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