Sustainability at Radley London
Our Commitment To The Planet
21 April 2023
We only have one, so we want to make sure we treat it right. We love making the most beautiful handbags and we do this in the most responsible way for our planet. With the ESG (ethical, social, and governance) strategy we have in place.
We always have our finger on the pulse of how we can make positive changes in our business and encourage change elsewhere. Ethically, environmentally and socially. This makes a big difference in how we design, source, manufacture and sell our products. And here’s how.
First up, we select materials for their environmentally friendly properties, focusing on best practice processes and recycled and reused resources
100% of our leather is certified by the Leather Working Group (more on them below). 95% of our tanneries are Gold Standard (the remaining 5% is Silver or Bronze).
Every season we’re growing our sustainable non-leather Radley Responsible range
We manage our use of chemicals. Our ‘Best in Class’ testing programme – including our primary, secondary and tertiary suppliers – ensures no direct or indirect environmental damage
WHO ARE THE LEATHER WORKING GROUP?
The organisation responsible for the world's leading environmental certification for the leather manufacturing industry.
SMART WITH RESOURCES
Packaging on the orders you receive is made from 100% recycled material, and also 100% recyclable, so we can create an infinite loop
All of our leather is a by-product from the food industry
We get the most out of our materials when cutting our products, every piece we save from going to waste is better for the planet
By planning ahead for our collections, we know exactly where we need to send our materials so we can use slower but less carbon heavy methods of transportation
LOOKING AFTER OUR PEOPLE
We audit our entire supply chain – including the suppliers of our suppliers – to ensure everyone feels safe and secure in their work environment
We provide support and training for suppliers who need guidance to meet the audit standards
Every person within our supply chain, regardless of gender, sexual or religious orientation or belief, is treated equally
We’ve worked with some of our partners (now friends) since the beginning of Radley London. And some with over three generations. We celebrate birthdays and wedding anniversaries together
BUY WELL TO BUY LESS
Our bags (and purses and accessories) are made for life. Every design is made to last and when looked after properly, only gets better with age
JOIN US ON OUR JOURNEY. WE’LL ALWAYS BE HONEST ABOUT THE PROGRESS WE MAKE AND THE WORK WE STILL HAVE TO DO.