Committed to A Greener Future

When Spread Group started out as Spreadshirt in 2002, it was a two-person operation printing T-shirts on demand for customers online. That start-up has since developed into a multi-national company with over a thousand employees. Spread Group runs a network of global brands customizing a range of 300+ products for customers worldwide.

With our growing business demands, we feel a stronger sense of responsibility to implement sustainable practices to commit to our planet, our people, and our economy. We want to sustainably change and positively influence our business with new standards. Our Corporate Social Responsibility report illustrates how we live the issue of sustainability. Shoulder tomorrow’s responsibility by accepting it today: We understand that real responsibility can be measured by the respect we show for our planet, our people, and our economy. This means that we must hold ourselves accountable for the sustainability of our actions. In other words: we need to strike a balance between what helps us grow as a business and the effect our actions have on our employees, our society, and the environment.

Return rate below 2%

Our return rate is at the industry’s best at just under 2%. We either donate or recycle whatever is sent back to us.

767 trees saved per year

We managed to save an equivalent of 767 trees per year since making our production almost completely paperless in 2019.

Sustainable choices

We’re almost there: by the end of the year 2022, you will find a sustainable alternative for any product type we offer.

A long journey

We are aware of the carbon footprint we leave as a company. This is why we keep improving energy efficiency in production.


Looking Forward

We know that we have a great deal more to do to make our business more sustainable, and we are continuously honing our efforts to reduce our waste and impact. It is our aim to significantly minimize our footprint by 2023. As to the mode of packaging, we will be going fully plastic-free with European shipments in 2021. And will tackle our North American consignments next. We’ll also keep adding eco-friendly products to our range to help facilitating sustainable choices. And we’ll be improving energy efficiency in production to sustainably reduce our carbon footprint.

Sustainable conduct means cultivating a harmony between our actions, the natural world, and the people that sustain us. Together we can make a difference for a greener future.