People & Places
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 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.
June 2021 Performance
4.61 (Ratings are from 1 - 5)
4.55Support from managers
4.80Enthusiasm, commitment & respect
4.74Training & development
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.
Our commitment is to create an enjoyable, healthy, developmental and fairly rewarded working environment for our employees.
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
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.
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
- Povoa de Varzim, Portugal
- Hong Kong, China
- Campina, Romania
In our closest surroundings, where we can have the most impact, we try to make choices that have as minimal environmental impact as possible.
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.
We are fortunate that we come from a country that is almost solely driven by renewable energy and therefore our headquarters and the 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
Our shopping bags are all made of recyclable paper and we encourage our customers to recycle them. The paper comes from a responsible source, www.fsc.org. Our e-commerce shipping bags are made in recycled non-colored paper.
Outlet Store in Faxafen
Headquarters, Gardabaer Miðhraun
Showroom & office, Nikolaj Plads,
London office, 25 Wilton Rd, Victoria