OUR VISION IS to be a leader in the sustainable space; consciously sourcing materials, hardware and packaging, drastically reducing harmful externalities and continuously analysing areas of the business that can be targeted for improvement.
We’re committed to offering style and quality in equal proportions to sustainability, ethical transparency and corporate integrity. Endeavouring to set a local and international standard based on attainable goals and a shared vision.
We’re under no illusion that our new commitment to the highest possible sustainable and ethical practices will be easy to achieve but will endeavour to incrementally change our current processes for the betterment of our industry, community and the World.
The United Nations has developed 17 goals that form the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a blueprint to achieving a better and more sustainable future for all. The goals address the biggest global challenges we are currently facing, including poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, peace and justice.
Each goal consists of a transformative set of sustainability, economic, and social targets to achieve by 2030 and call on global and local actors – governments, private sector, civil society – to play their part. Our goal at REC GEN is to implement and adopt sustainable, positive and effective changes that align with these 17 goals.
JAN 1, 2021
Teamed up with DHL to net-zero the REC GEN supply-chain C02 footprint. That's approx 80% of our delivery activities, 100% carbon neutral; all REC GEN online orders, development & sample packages, and general business freight. The DHL ‘Go Green’ initiative off-sets CO2e by reinvesting in positively sustainable energy projects such as wind energy, water filtration, hydro development, and alternative bio-gas source development.
MARCH 5, 2021
Launched Gen 2 / Drop 1 Mens and Womens Gen 1 / Drop 2 collections featuring our new RECycled fabric program.
NOVEMBER 11, 2019
Moved all office supplies to recycled paper products. Not just printing paper but Toilet Paper from WHOGIVESACRAP
SEPTEMBER 29, 2019
Partnered with Hero Packaging to produce new satchel bags for all Online orders up to 3 to 5 items. These bags are made from biodegradable and compostable materials which will replace our single use satchel bags currently in use.
AUGUST 12, 2019
All REC GEN Online orders no longer shipped with customer order print-out summary sheets. All participating countries for Paperless Trade services now live - allowing all online order parcels to be shipped with shipping documents submitted electronically.