Our net-zero 2050 target
We support ongoing global efforts to limit average temperature increases to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels and aim for a collective net-zero world by 2050. We have set several targets and actions, involving the increased use of renewable energy and overall reduction in energy use in our operations.
Reducing energy use and CO2 emissions
Manufacturing requires energy and water, and it produces greenhouse gas emissions. We work to reduce our emissions within both the direct scope of our own operations and the wider indirect scope.
Renewable energy is one of the keys to shift to a net-zero society. We therefore continue to increase our use of renewable electricity in key regions.
Reducing scope 3 CO2 emissions
We measure our scope 3 CO2 emissions across our global operations to assess the impact of changes in our business operations. Our target is to reduce our indirect (scope 3) CO2 emissions from purchased goods, services and end-of-life treatment of sold products by 63% by 2030 (2015 base year).
Resource efficiency improvement
The materials and other resources we use to make our products are valuable, and we are committed to using them as efficiently as possible. To achieve our targets, we are making smart material and design choices to ensure that more of our materials can be reused and reduce the waste being disposed of in landfill.
Managing the environmental impacts of manufacturing
Supply chain manufacturing accounts for more than 65% of our overall environmental impacts. For apparel, the impacts are associated with manufacturing processes, and washing while the products are in use. We are committed to using our influence within our supply chain to reduce these impacts.