Sustainable Development Goals - Our Committment
SEP is committed to supporting the Global Goals with a clear focus on SDG 1 No Poverty, SDG 3 Good Health & Wellbeing, and SDG 10 Reduced Inequalities.
The SEP mission is to bring thousands of refugees above the poverty line, through employment. Our goal is to be a sustainable brand in order to increase the chances of a bright future for the artists who are working with SEP, who happen to be refugees.
What is an SDG? The Sustainable Development Goals are a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all"; they were set in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and intended to be achieved by the year 2030. We have 10 years to achieve them: time flies! The concept of urgency is eloquently made by itmustbeNOW in their articles and manifesto.
The 17 SDGs are integrated—that is, they recognize that action in one area will affect outcomes in others, and that development must balance social, economic and environmental sustainability.
Through the pledge to Leave No One Behind, countries have committed to fast-track progress for those furthest behind first. That is why the SDGs are designed to bring the world to several life-changing ‘zeros’, including zero poverty, hunger, AIDS and discrimination against women and girls.
SEP Jordan was founded in 2014 and started operations in 2015: it is a beautiful coincidence that our business model was designed to be not only compliant with the SDG's, but to directly advance at least 6 of the 17, with a clear focus on: SDG 1 No Poverty, SDG 3 Good Health & Wellbeing, and SDG 10 Reduced Inequalities.
As a certified B Corp, we do business differently. Society and the environment are a stakeholder in SEP, and how we treat them is just as important as the bottom line.
SUSTAINABILITY PRODUCTION POLICIES
SEP Jordan prides itself on practicing eco-sustainable production methods. The brand’s products are hand embroidered and predominately hand assembled, with limited usage of machines. SEP Jordan actively promotes recycling through our use of recycled-based materials, and through fostering a culture of respect for the environment within the workplace
Environmental responsibility and reducing environmental impact is of crucial importance for SEP Jordan. SEP Jordan contributes to environmental protection in the communities and countries where we operate, read the full Social Impact Report for more details
SOCIAL IMPACT REPORT
For more information on the work SEP is carrying out to help improve the lives of refugees in Jordan, read our social impact report here >
COST OF GOODS
How much does it cost to create our SEP Jordan products and where does your money go? Read more about the breakdown of costs here >
All our suppliers assure us they do not use harmful chemicals and they work with their employees within ILO guidelines. It is important to us that our materials are of top quality, they respect the environment and human beings and can be passed on to your children and theirs! See page 30 of our Sustainability Report
Even our beautiful packaging is designed to help the planet – items are wrapped in a stylish cotton bag which you can re-use forever. When we ship online, the SEP cotton bag is protected by recycled tissue paper and boxes (SDG13)