Mango to train more than 250 employees in sustainability
Mango is strengthening its commitment to the environment and people by training more than 250 employees in sustainability.
The company has signed a collaboration agreement with the Centro Superior de Diseño de Moda de Madrid (CSDMM), a centre associated to the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, where Mango and the CSDMM-UPM will develop a training programme that will run throughout 2024.
The move will see designers and buyers of all Mango lines, as well as members of the quality team, being trained in areas such as recycling processes, the latest developments in more sustainable materials and fibres, certifications and labelling, and the application of circularity criteria in the design of collections.
Leila Rettali, Mango’s global director of talent and organisational development, said: “Training our teams is part of our strategy to attract and retain talent at Mango. In 2023, our company was recognised by Forbes as one of the best employers in the world for having an attractive and differentiated value proposition, which we want to continue to promote, based on our company values, training and development, remuneration and benefits for our employees.”
The training programme is part of Mango’s sustainability strategy, Sustainable Vision 2030, which focuses on three key areas of action: Committed to the Product, Committed to the Planet and Committed to People.
Andrés Fernández, Mango’s sustainability and sourcing director, said: “For us, it is an honour to establish an alliance with the Centro Superior de Diseño de Moda de Madrid, a leading institution in the fashion industry with an extensive knowledge of sustainability. I am convinced that with their expertise we will advance towards a more sustainable collection, reduce our impact on the planet and improve our impact on society.”