Inditex’s headquarters are located in Arteixo, in the north of the province of A Coruña, Spain. Its facilities are made up of several buildings where the offices and warehouse of Zara and Zara Home are located along with the central offices of Inditex, with a total area of 8616725 sq. ft. At the logistics center, finished products are received in parcels/boxes, and hanging garments are analyzed and distributed to its network of stores and online platforms.
Inditex is committed to achieving zero waste in global operations by the end of 2023. The company’s goal is that waste is properly collected and managed at its corporate headquarters, logistics centers, factories and stores for potential reuse or recycling. Not only does this challenge involve properly sorting the various materials for treatment and subsequent recycling, but also presents an opportunity to rethink their processes so that they avoid generating waste in the first place and instead maximize the use of those resources in their design, logistics, store and end-of-life operations.
An example of this approach is the Green To Pack program. This program is based on the concepts of the circular economy and sets up standards for the quality of their packaging, extending its useful life and recycling it once it has served its purpose. The program is about raising standards for the quality of cardboard boxes so they can be reused more times and recycled more easily.