Since Begg x Co was founded 10 years ago, we have taken our corporate responsibility seriously but we acknowledge that we can still do more. As the world lands in our homeland for COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, we’re proud to launch our inaugural Responsibility Report.
In this decisive moment for Begg x Co and for the world, we commissioned Glaswegian spoken word artist, André AKA 77 of diversity collective Forij, to write an ode to Scotland; past, present and future.
Shot by Daniel Sims on location in our hometown on the west coast of Scotland, ‘Fresh Ayr’ is an invitation to pause, a prompt to reflect and a challenge to act.
We make strenuous efforts to ensure that people are treated fairly at every step of our supply chain. As members of the Sustainable Fibre Alliance, nurturing close relationships with key suppliers is something that we take very seriously. We invest heavily in our people to develop their skills. There are many opportunities for employees to get involved in developing the business and in our support for charities, locally and further afield.
We actively collaborate with several partners to ensure due diligence on all matters relating to the textile industry’s impact on the natural environment and work hard to minimise the inevitable risks. We follow the “Roadmap to Zero” programme to monitor and minimise our chemical footprint and to help produce safe products, cleaner water, and fresher air.
Our Sustainability Manager, Ian Whiteford, and our sustainability team make regular visits to the farms in Mongolia and China to allow us to feel confident about high standards of animal husbandry and certifies that any cashmere, angora, or wool materials have been sourced ethically, without coming into contact with any harmful chemicals.
Sustainability and Quality are two of our key values at Begg x Co. From certified energy management systems, maintaining animal welfare and supply chain standards, to the creation and disposal of our waste – we are always looking to improve any impact we have on the environment.