We are a force for good
We received our certification in 2022. Our intention in becoming certified was to be able to demonstrate a social impact model where you can pay directly to the people who make the garments and thus benefit their quality of life. We are proud to be a B company and show the world what is possible.
Our supply chain
We have a direct impact on the lives of the people who make our products. By working directly with and investing in our suppliers, we can help them create jobs, offer training and development opportunities, and improve their social and economic conditions. In turn, this has a positive impact on poverty alleviation in the areas where our suppliers are located. Our social impact is also evident in the way we conduct our business. Our goal is to always operate in an ethical and responsible manner, respecting the rights of all workers throughout our supply chain. We are committed to having a positive social impact and hope that our efforts contribute to a more just and equitable world.
As a company, we seek to reduce poverty in our supply chain. One way to do this is by paying directly to the people who make our garments, pack or cut our garments without intermediaries, something very common in our industry. This ensures that workers are paid a fair wage for their work and helps reduce the overall incidence of poverty in supplier communities. In addition, we also provide training and support to help workers improve their skills and find better paying jobs. By working together, we can make a real difference in the fight against poverty.
Our goal with objective 1.1 by 2025 is to continue creating more employment opportunities and generating income for women in vulnerable situations, as well as improving their access to social protection, which contributes to reducing their poverty and vulnerability.
At Maathai we have set ourselves the goal of achieving goals 8.2 and 8.8 by 2025 where we are working under a fair trade model, which means that we provide tools and lesson plans for the development of leadership skills to all the collaborators who make our products. , improving the confidence and capacity so that they can empower themselves in their businesses, helping them to grow.
Currently our garments are made following a policy of equal hiring and employment protection.
We believe that the basis of productivity is not only linked to a decent salary but also to the development of the BEING, understanding that love and passion are essential to get things done, which is why we prioritize collaborators and suppliers that respect human rights.
We only use a garment 95 times before throwing it away (From the study A new textiles economy) At Maathai we believe that implementing analysis tools to understand the environmental and social footprint of the products we manufacture is a solution towards transparency. Hand in hand with goals 12.2 and 12.8, our goal by 2025 is to achieve Cradle to Cradle Certified ™ certification where waste production is not considered. Thus, we close the life cycle of the entire product, making the end of life the beginning of the next production. We are supporting the 12.5 goal by using 0% plastic for the packaging we use in our shipments, replacing it with unglazed paper packaging. , 100% cane and 0% bleaching chemicals. They decompose in 180 days.