We believe that it is our responsibility to reduce our environmental impact and protect the limited resources of our planet. To do so, we must first identify where we can do better. Find our Environmental Impact Report here. We are holding ourselves accountable and working with external, independent advisors to change our practices – every step of the way. From this starting point, we can translate the insights into objectives and concrete actions to reduce our impact on climate, biodiversity, and oceans. Chloé’s parent company, Richemont, has published Science-Based Targets in 2021.
of global emissions per product.
carbon emissions offset across the supply chain and 100% scope 1&2.
plastic in our BtoC Chloé packaging and 0 PVC in our products + -15% reduction of our BtoC and BtoB packaging and logistic waste.
Based on insight from our Environmental Impact Report, we are working on various initiatives across the organisation; these combined efforts will allow us to reduce our global GHG emissions in line with our target of a 25% reduction per product by 2025. In 2021, 90% of Chloé’s boutiques & offices worldwide electricity mix was coming from renewable sources. We currently offset 100% of our direct GHG emissions (scope 1 and 2), as well as the emissions from our fashion shows. In addition, we plan to offset 100% of the remaining emissions worldwide across our supply chain (scope 1, 2, and 3). You can also find here our previous environmental report for 2020.
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
Everything starts on the design table. We aim to improve our efficiency rate of material used to minimize waste and recycle or reuse what is left. We also plan to minimize oversupply by building more efficient supply chain and collections management processes. Since 2021, we no longer destroy any raw material or finished product. Instead, we reuse, recycle and donate through various reliable channels We are currently looking for options to launch a second-hand project in the near future. As part of the Prince of Wales’ Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI) Fashion Taskforce we committed to rolling out a Digital ID – a transformative innovation that uses data to inform customers of sustainability credentials of their purchases – along with a circular data protocol. This technology will unlock new opportunities for circularity at scale as key players in the fashion value chain will be able to provide unprecedented transparency and traceability of their products. Chloé is a member of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a charity that develops and promotes the idea of a circular economy, which is designed to eliminate waste and pollution, circulate products and materials, and regenerate nature.
We no longer use fur, angora, exotic animal skins, or hair; we banned fur from our collections in 2018 and the use of exotic skins in 2019. By 2025, all wool material used in Chloé collections will be recycled or certified by the Responsible Wool Standard. Chloé is also a member of the Animal Welfare group, a subgroup of the Leather Working Group. The Leather Working Group is an international organization made up of stakeholders across the leather supply chain, working to promote environmental best practice within leather manufacturing and related industries. The principal objective of the animal welfare subgroup is the education of the leather value chain on the salient aspects of animal welfare, including but not limited to collating information and resources on animal welfare practices and farm assurance standards.
We pledge to reduce by 15% our B2B and B2C packaging and logistic waste (compared to 2021) by the end of March 2023. By 2025, we intend to further reduce packaging waste by 25%. For consumer packaging, We only use paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and we aim for 100% recycled paper by the end of 2022.Since June 2022, we no longer use plastic-based consumer packaging in stores. For B2B packaging, We have fully introduced since February 2022 new partly bio-based and compostable poly bags and new hangers made with recycled paper and fully recyclable metal hooks.
EVENTS & SHOWS
We carefully assess the CO2 emissions of our shows in collaboration with the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode (FHCM), which is currently implementing an impact measurement tool as well as an eco-design tool with the assistance of professional services network PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Our goal is to reduce our impact by 30% by 2025. We work globally on reducing our emissions and we offset all remaining emission through carbon offsetting projects. For Summer 2022 for example, we participated in a project to provide drinking water to people in Ethiopia.
We launch in 2022 a biodiversity impact assessment using GBS methodology and following the Science Based Targets for Nature framework. Our goal is to use this assessment to build a concrete roadmap by the end of 2022. We already know that between 70% and 85% of our impact on biodiversity comes from our materials, which is why we are initiating the use of raw materials using a regenerative framework developed in collaboration with Textile Exchange. You can also find here the list of restricted substances in the composition of our goods and packaging.
Chloé is currently working on a selection of articles that will be promoting better practices including regenerative agriculture. The origin and production steps of these products will be openly disclosed and guaranteed, and the learnings of this project will be shared in line with our commitment to encourage industry collaboration.