Pinion Advisory has recently updated its uniform policy with a stronger emphasis on environmental sustainability and supporting Australian fibre and manufacturing businesses. Working with textiles sustainability consultant, Laura Gransbury, Pinion Advisory has introduced a number of new initiatives.
Working with textiles sustainability consultant, Laura Gransbury, Pinion Advisory has introduced a number of new initiatives, including:
- A sustainability star rating for each uniform item to enable staff (and the company) to make informed choices about uniform items in relation to environmental sustainability.
- A repairs policy, supporting staff to have uniform items mended and extend their life.
- Inclusion of more cotton, wool and recycled textiles in our uniform suite.
- Where possible, a preference to purchase from Australian owned companies and Australian grown fibres.
- Continue to offer a second-hand uniform pool for items still in good condition, but no longer required by the original owner – to ensure we are getting maximum life out of all uniform items.
- Continue to recycle old uniform items once they have reached the end of their usable life.
Mel Rae at Pinion Advisory, says “this is a really positive outcome for Pinion Advisory as a company, its employees and the environment. Feedback from staff was that they wanted to be able to make informed choices about the uniform items they choose to wear and this enables them to do so.”
“Working with our advisor, Laura Gransbury, we have been able to confidently develop a policy which reflects best practice – and as best practice changes over time and new products become available in the marketplace, we’ll be able to continually review and improve.”
If you are also interested in understanding more about the sustainability of the clothes you wear to work, we recommend engaging Laura Gransbury (LinkedIn).