Environmentally Friendly

Ecological Adaptation

Through our ecological adaptation processes, we contribute to combating the climate crisis, mitigating the loss of fertile land, and addressing water scarcity, ensuring a better future for our children.

We carry out all our activities under the umbrella of “ecological adaptation” through a process that we evaluate from a dual perspective: environmental and chemical. In line with our environmental compliance initiatives, we conduct regular audits of our manufacturers to assess water and energy management, wastewater practices, and compliance with environmental legislation, while providing over 1,000 online and in-class trainings annually through the LC Waikiki Academy led by our 600 internal trainers and mentors.

To reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and promote energy efficiency for a sustainable future, we have initiated investments in solar power plants at our headquarters and logistics warehouses, harnessing clean and renewable energy sources. We saved 16,400,000 KWh of electrical energy in a single year with the LED signage and LED fixture transformation in our stores. This is as high as the annual electricity demand of 5,500 households. We also saved 8,500,000 KWh of electricity through the transformation of automatic electrical systems in our stores. Through a pilot study conducted in 50 stores, we achieved significant energy savings equivalent to the annual electricity needs of approximately 2,850 households. We are are continuously expanding our efforts in this field.

We use 40% less water in our jean production processes. We saved 130,000 liters of water through the production of women’s jeans alone in our LCW Green collection.

Chemical Control Activities

Aligned with our chemical compliance policy, we meticulously assess the suitability and risks of chemicals used in our production, prioritizing ingredients that have a minimal negative impact on both environmental and human health, as we strive to reduce our chemical footprint.

We do not allow the use of chemicals such as AZO, phthalates, heavy metals and formaldehyde, which are known to be harmful to human health, at any stage of production. We also conduct all necessary tests for APEO, persistent organic pollutants and heavy metal chemicals that pose a risk to environmental health. In our internationally accredited laboratory, audited by independent organizations, we conducted over 3 million ecological tests on 360 thousand samples in the past year to ensure our productions do not harm water, soil, air, and the overall health of living beings while preserving ecological balance and biodiversity. Through these analyzes, we can determine whether the chemicals used in production pose a risk to our textile products and check the suitability of wastewater discharge.

We reduced our chemical use by 30 percent in our jeans products in our LC Waikiki Green collection. We continue our efforts to expand the collection.

Gas emissions from air conditioning systems play an important role in global warming. As part of our ecological compliance policies, we have globally replaced the gas systems in our air conditioners across all our stores with environmentally-friendly versions that do not contribute to ozone layer depletion.