Our evolving sustainability framework
We made some important developments to our sustainability strategy this year. We now explicitly reference the Group imperative to create jobs under the localisation pillar, have organised our people and community efforts under a dedicated pillar, and have introduced a product stewardship pillar to reference the efforts we are making towards sustainability in relation to the products that we buy and manufacture.
Previously we reported against other global goals. To improve our focus and have more impact, we made a decision to reduce these goals to three. The primary focus is on SDG 8, SDG 9 and SDG 12. We acknowledge there may be other SDGs we support indirectly, but we believe it is important to focus our efforts and disclosures on demonstrating meaningful impact. We also identified targets that are aligned to global targets per goal. This will enable our stakeholders to monitor and track our performance, thereby enhancing the transparency and value of our sustainability reporting.
TFG believes in South Africa’s ability to manufacturer world-class fashion. TFG’s development of local manufacturing capability and skills development give the Group a substantial competitive advantage both locally and globally. TFG supports local and is a member of Proudly SA.