Lindex has generally carried out factory audits, but has recently been investigating their effectiveness. They tracked the results of these audits and found they did not have many significant positive changes according to their goals. Lindex found that the suppliers did not know how to correctly report on gender-specific issues and so these issues were not being addressed. This tracking allowed for Lindex to start implementing a parallel training programme so that suppliers can more effectively do gender-specific self-assessments of their businesses and report any issues directly back to Lindex. By doing this, suppliers bear greater responsibility for addresses adverse impacts and therefore can better commit to the company-wide sustainability and gender equality policies. Lindex tracks the implementation of their sustainable business practices across their whole enterprise, which ensures that the necessary changes are being made to fully dedicate to gender equality.
The enterprise has made great progress along other steps of the GRDD process such as Step 3: Address adverse impacts and Step 5: Communicate how impacts are addressed. This is demonstrated in their support of the HERproject initiated by BSR. The HERproject has shown an increase in both quality and efficiency in factories as well as bettering relations between workers and management. Their commitment to total supply chain transparency whereby all of employees’ human rights are protected is another success that aligns with Step 5 of the GRDD process.