Environmental protection is non-negotiable.
Our planet is facing serious environmental challenges: it is warming at an ever-increasing rate, important resources are becoming scarce, countless animal and plant species are disappearing every year, and ecosystems that have for thousands of years had a stabilising role are actively being destroyed.
An intact environment is fundamental to our economic future as a company – from the extraction of raw materials all over the world to our employees locally.
We can influence these trends. At the same time, for decades we have helped to drive these negative effects and we are still partially responsible for them. We strive to make our business activities as eco-friendly as possible to protect the livelihoods and economic well-being of each and every one of us.
Im Fokus unseres Engagements:
Carbon footprint calculations updated
Climate targets for 2030 adopted to help limit global warming to 1.5 degrees
Wet-processing factories identified for 95% of our textile products
In addition to textile products, hard goods products were also made from recycled materials, such as dishwashing brushes.
Halve our CO₂ emissions by 2030
Transition our vehicle fleet to electric vehicles by 2030
Increase energy efficiency in our roasting facilities by 1.5% each year by 2030
Convert all remaining overseas facilities to 100% renewable energy from 2025
Effective environmental protection is achieved through cooperation
That is why:
we are working towards eliminating hazardous chemicals with the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) initiative.
we have signed up to the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action to reduce emissions in textile factories.
we have joined forces with WWF and other companies to find solutions for particularly at-risk river basins.
we have joined forces with other companies to champion biodiversity through Biodiversity in Good Company and Textile Exchange.
we support research and development projects dedicated to sustainable coffee farming, in areas such as irrigation and sustainable crop protection.