------INITIATIVES
The TOM TAILOR GROUP is a member of the following initiatives to assume its responsibility as a social and sustainable company.

BUSINESS SOCIAL COMPLIANCE INITIATIVE (BSCI) AND TOM TAILOR GROUP DETOX-INITIATIVE

By joining the BSCI and voluntarily signing up to its code of conduct, the TOM TAILOR GROUP has undertaken to comply with national environmental protection legislation. These national laws usually are not sufficient to adequately protect the environment in the production countries.

In 2015, the TOM TAILOR GROUP therefore launched a DETOX initiative to eliminate chemicals that are harmful to the environment from production and gradually replace them with more ecologically sustainable alternatives, an issue relevant to the entire textile industry. The TOM TAILOR GROUP has tightened the rules for the use for certain substances in end products. In some cases, these thresholds therefore exceed strict European statutory requirements. Moreover, the Company analyses numerous random samples both in its own and in third-party laboratories to ensure compliance with these regulations.

COTTON INITIATIVES

For some years now, the TOM TAILOR GROUP has used organic cotton in selected products. This supports the transition from conventional, resource-intensive cotton cultivation towards more ecologically balanced cultivation methods. The TOM TAILOR GROUP sources its organically produced cotton from certified suppliers complying either with the leading global certification standard, GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), or the Organic Exchange 100 standard.

Since August 2016, the Company has been a member of the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI). The BCI is a not-for-profit organization that aims to reorganize cotton production by establishing better cotton as a mainstream raw material. In 2017 the share of BCI cotton products used by the TOM TAILOR GROUP is expected to approximately double to 20%.

TAMIL NADU MULTI STAKEHOLDER GROUP (TNMS)

The TNMS (formerly SUMANGALI BONDED LABOUR GROUP) is an association combining the ETI (Ethical Trading Initiative), the BSCI and individual members of the BSCI. The association aims to combat the phenomenon of Sumangali that prevails in India by systematically raising awareness on the ground in an effort to eliminate the exploitation of young Indian women as well as improve their education and working conditions.

FUR FREE RETAILER PROGRAM (FFRP)

Furthermore, the TOM TAILOR GROUP is committed to fur-free collections. This is why the Company has been a member of the FFRP since 1 December 2015. The FFRP is an international initiative of leading animal and environmental protection organizations. The program designates retailers, labels and designers who have made a written commitment not to use fur in their product ranges and helps consumers to find guaranteed fur-free fashion. The program’s German representative is the animal welfare organization VIER PFOTEN – Stiftung für Tierschutz.

corporate facts

Through passion, creativity and determination, the TOM TAILOR GROUP has become an international publicly listed fashion and lifestyle company – we are now one of Germany’s TOP 10 fashion retailers.

since 1962visionTo become one of Europe's leading fashion and lifestyle companies.overview
3brands each featuring12collections per yearbrands  The high-quality brand world represents authentic, natural and casual fashion.overview
€ m 968,5Turnover10.3 Mio. Ebitdakey financialsthanks to trend management, new highs in sales and earnings.overview
~ 6.790employeesdiversity Employees from 56 different countries work at the TOM TAILOR GROUP. overview
1.422retail stores & E-Shops in 21countriespresenceOur stores are primarily located in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Benelux countries.overview