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Our people are what make 66ºNorth

We know that great employees are companies most valuable resource. We believe in giving talented people of all ages career opportunities and we recognize the importance of providing them with desirable working environment that they can be proud of and enables them to develop and be healthy.

Our employees active participation in shaping the company’s future is extremely valuable. The company holds an annual event where all employees come together, brainstorm and discuss as a team about how we can succeed further as a workplace and as a company. The results from these meetings have then been utilized in formulating some of our most important strategies, including our sustainability strategy.

We know that great employees are companies most valuable resource. We believe in giving talented people of all ages career opportunities and we recognize the importance of providing them with desirable working environment that they can be proud of and enables them to develop and be healthy.

Our employees active participation in shaping the company’s future is extremely valuable. The company holds an annual event where all employees come together, brainstorm and discuss as a team about how we can succeed further as a workplace and as a company. The results from these meetings have then been utilized in formulating some of our most important strategies, including our sustainability strategy.

We conduct an annual employee satisfaction survey, provided by the largest union in Iceland, with the aim to improve our employee satisfaction from year to year. Since August 2018 we have implement an additional monthly survey for all employees that will enable us to react even faster and in a more focused manner to the survey results. We offer employees tracking of health conditions once a year.

March 2020 Performance

4.54
4.60
Client relations
4.66
Job satisfaction
4.27
Empowerment
4.50
Support from managers
4.64
High standards
4.63
Long-term orientation
4.46
Enthusiasm, commitment & respect
4.54
Training & development

HR Monitor

HR Monitor is like a heart rate monitor that measures how healthy the company is in real time, every month.​

We conduct a monthly employee satisfaction survey via HR Monitor for both in Iceland and Denmark​

We listen and measure what our employees have to say. ​

We do it to improve our working environment and working engagement. Every month we view with our staff and managers the result and celebrate on the good and we react on the things we need to improve.​


Nurturing our people

Equal Rights Program​

In 2014, we established an equal rights program to ensure equality between women and men at 66°North and to make sure that employees are valued and demonstrate respect for one another in their communications. Our equal rights program aims to equalize the conditions of men and women in terms of wages and other remuneration and opportunities for growth in employment.​

In January 2020 the company received a certification for Equal Pay Certification.​

66°North Academia​

Our commitment is to create an enjoyable, healthy, developmental and fairly rewarded working environment for our employees. ​

Our stores

Visiting us for the first time or have been shopping with us for 20 years, our stores offer a chance to experience the garments first hand, get expert advice. Alternatively you can re-cycle items you no longer need, get a garment repaired, or collect your online orders

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Places we operate

We run our own production facility in Saldus, Aizpute and Kuldiga, Latvia where we have around 200 employees producing 59% of the styles we sell and 48% of the production value. Operating our own production facility gives us the advantage of knowing each step of our production processes; what goes into the product, how the product is being handled as well as it facilities traceability and overall overview. Our facility is run by EU regulations about labor laws and workplace health and safety. All our employees in Latvia have labor insurance.

This is what we produce

Seam sealed garments (e.g. shell jackets), fleece garments, rainwear / fisherman garments, workwear, trousers, gloves, mittens and leg gaiters and special production.

Long-term partners

We have established trusted and close relationships with our production partners for over a decade. We only work with partners that ensure employees well-being and follow regulations about labor, health and safety of their country. To ensure this we conduct our own audits during the production of our product line.

Our production partners are based in the following cities:

  • Nantong, China
  • Porto, Portugal
  • Borås, Sweden
  • Akureyri, Iceland

Reducing waste

In our closest surroundings, where we can have the most impact, we try to make choices that have as minimal environmental impact as possible.

Waste

From 2015, we have been sorting waste in our headquarters and in our stores in up to five different recycling categories. At the same time, we stopped purchasing disposable cups for our coffee and built a policy of only purchasing biodegradable and non-toxic cleaning products and led light bulbs.​

Energy

We are fortunate that we come from a country that is almost solely driven by renewable energy and therefore our headquarters and majority of our stores are driven by renewable energy. In countries outside of Iceland, we use renewable energy whenever available which amounts to 78.9% of our energy being renewable.

Paper Bags in-store

From recycled paper.​

Stores
12 stores
Miðhraun 11

Iceland

Renewable energy
Repair service
Faxafen 12

Iceland

Renewable energy
Outlet Store in Faxafen

Iceland

Renewable energy
Repair service
Kringlan

Iceland

Renewable energy
Smáralind

Iceland

Renewable energy
Laugavegur 17-19

Iceland

Renewable energy
Bankastæti 5

Iceland

Renewable energy
Hafnarstæti 94

Iceland

Renewable energy
Skipagata

Iceland

Renewable energy
Keflavik Airport

Iceland

Renewable energy
Sværtegade

Denmark

Ostergade

Denmark

Factories
2 factories
Saldus

Latvia

Liela 77

Latvia

Warehouses
2 warehouse
Miðhraun 11

Iceland

Renewable Energy
Miðhraun 15

Iceland

Renewable Energy
Offices
3 offices
Headquarters, Gardabaer Miðhraun

Iceland

Renewable Energy
Sorted Waste
8 Electric Cars
8 Charging Points
Showroom & office, Nikolaj Plads,

Copenhagen, Denmark

London office, 25 Wilton Rd, Victoria

London, UK

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