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With a holistic approach to sustainability, we aim to make responsible choices in every part of our business, including the way we design and operate our stores and offices, as well as how we move our products around.
Between the product’s point of origin and all the way to the customers mailbox, logistics represents a key element. Therefore, we aim to manage distribution from the manufacturer to the customer in the most environmental and efficient way – often combined. Thinking smart, yet sustainable means savings in routing costs related to both time and environmental factors. With more than one distribution center strategically placed to serve our operating continents, we can avoid air freight directly to customers on standard deliveries, which means significant savings in our carbon footprint. From the manufacturer’s ground, we make sure to always have full loads of containers, trucks and vans, as well as we pre-pack our orders to be shipped directly.
Going forward, we will remain having a focus on reducing our transport carbon footprint with the help of efficient capacity planning and by keeping the percentage of air freight down to a minimum.
Average transport split
In respect of the nature, all Rains’ retail packaging and wooden interior is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. This means our cardboard boxes and birch veneer furniture comes from certified, sustainably managed forests, where no more trees are felled than the forest can manage to reproduce, and where animals and plants are protected.
In the same sustainable manner, it is our goal to minimize our use of non-biodegradable packing drastically. By 2021, all Rains’ virgin oil polybags and shopping bags will be made of eco-friendly, compostable materials made of cornstarch.
We are reducing our paper trail significantly as all Rains’ concept stores are equipped with a paperless receipt system. By providing dynamic in-store digital receipts, Rains can contribute to eliminate excessive use of paper, as well as provide a more efficient service to our customers. At all times, we recommend opting for the paperless receipt, but for those with no e-mail address or those who do not wish to share their personal e-mail address with Rains, a paper receipt can be printed.
All Rains stores and offices are lit using LED lighting. LED lights use 75% less energy than traditional bulbs, and last more than 25 times longer. This means we are significantly reducing the amount of energy it takes to power all our concept stores, offices and showrooms worldwide.