Jeremy Lott continues to lead Seattle-based printed apparel company SanMar with an emphasis on sustainability and social responsibility.
Jeremy Lott of Seattle area apparel company SanMar doesn’t just believe in corporate responsibility. It’s one of the core values behind his company’s continued success as both a profitable business and an example to other corporations across multiple industries. He’s even gone on record describing it as his team’s “organization vision”, as well as its “rallying cry”.
Jeremy Lott on Looking to the Future
In 2017, SanMar revealed its corporate responsibility report for the very first time, and Jeremy Lott has been hard at work ever since when it comes to living up to those initial standards. He’s also placed special emphasis on the company’s perpetual commitment to sustainable business practices and manufacturing processes.
- SanMar is part of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), a global organization dedicated to responsible supply chains in every sector of the apparel and textile industry.
- Jeremy Lott and SanMar assess and evaluate the company’s current level of sustainability on every level using the Higg Index.
Jeremy Lott is determined to prove to the world that companies don’t have to choose between environmental consciousness and a healthy bottom line. SanMar’s growing success since opening up about the details of its efforts has only proven Lott’s approach works.
Jeremy Lott on Socially Responsible Workplaces
Although saving energy, sustainable sourcing, and ethical manufacturing choices are important parts of the equation, there’s more to it than that for Lott and his team. According to Jeremy Lott, family values are a key part of SanMar and every business decision made. Part of his commitment to the cause is providing his valued employees with a safe, growth-oriented place to work in every way.
- “Life is too short to not be nice,” said Lott on the values instilled in him by his father and SanMar founder, Marty Lott. All employees are treated with kindness, dignity, and consideration at all times.
- SanMar’s response to the current COVID-19 crisis was remarkable. On March 30th, the company released a report detailing its recent and ongoing efforts to keep workers safe and address the crisis. The following day, the company announced that it would become part of the solution by making millions of masks for Americans each week.
“We strive to make a difference every day,” says Jeremy Lott on SanMar’s commitment to saving energy, helping the planet, staying involved, and setting an example for other companies to follow.
SanMar continues to serve consumers and companies all over the world by providing affordable, ethically sourced printed apparel options. Jeremy Lott himself is also a father of six, a self-described family man, and a dedicated outdoor enthusiast. He currently runs SanMar in partnership with his father and his brother, Marty Lott and Jordan Lott respectively.