In 2018 we set ourselves the goal of becoming impact positive by 2030, identifying and quantifying any negative impact we have and reducing it to zero. This is an ambitious goal.

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What Is Impact Positive?

Because we work with bamboo and organic cotton and because they are sustainable materials, BAM as a company already has strong sustainability credentials. But we have to look beyond our own boundaries at our wider impact, at our supply chain, at what happens to our clothes after you’ve bought them.

Impact positive means finding a way to be truly regenerative, not depleting the earth’s resources and not burying waste. For this, we need to rethink every process in our supply chain. We need to rethink how we make clothes so that they are designed to be circular. If we don’t know how we’ll dispose of it, we shouldn’t make it.

We knew when we set the goal that some of the techniques, technology and infrastructure needed to achieve it didn’t exist yet. That’s why we’re involved in projects to explore and develop new techniques. It’s the only way we’ll get there.

Measuring our impact

Our impact positive goal is broken down into our main impacts – climate, waste, water, chemical, human and land use – with a goal for each.

We’ve traced right through our supply chain to identify our suppliers’ suppliers’ suppliers’ suppliers’ supplier. This has allowed us to measure our impact from raw material all the way to customers washing our products and work out how to reduce it.

To get into more detail, read our annual report covering last year's impacts and achievements, our immediate plans and ultimate goals.

Our SIX spheres of impact. This is about more than just carbon

Our business has a broader impact on the planet and we have grouped all our impacts into six key spheres.

Our SIX spheres of impact. This is about more than just carbon.

Our business has a broader impact on the planet and we have grouped all our impacts into six key spheres.

Our SIX spheres of impact. This is about more than just carbon.

Our business has a broader impact on the planet and we have grouped all our impacts into six key spheres.

Annual Reports

2021

For more detail, read our Impact Positive: 2021 Annual Report covering our current impact, our immediate plans and ultimate goals.

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2020

For more detail, read our Impact Positive: 2020 Annual Report covering our current impact, our immediate plans and ultimate goals.

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