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 committed to setting Science-Based Targets in March 2020 and that target submission and approval are scheduled for mid-2021.
reduction of global (scope 1,2,3) GHG emissions by product compare to 2019 and a 4,2% absolute reduction of scope 1 and 2 emissions.
reducing our overall water consumption in production by 10% compare to 2019.
destruction of raw materials
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, starting with a reduction of 15% by 2022. 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).
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, maximizing durability, and managing the end-of-life of our products by implementing circularity principles. By the end of 2021, we pledge to no longer destroy any raw material or finished product. Instead, we will reuse, recycle and donate through various reliable channels. We have also reduced the size of our collections and shifted the delivery cadence to better align with the seasons. We are currently looking for options to launch a second-hand project in the near future.
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 only use paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and aim for 100% recycled paper by 2022. We have created a roadmap to eliminate the use of non-essential plastic in our supply chain. We will introduce, starting Spring 2022, new partly bio-based and home-compostable polybags and new hangers made with recycled paper and fully recyclable metal hooks. By 2025, we intend to further reduce packaging waste by 25% by focusing on our logistics operation.
EVENTS & SHOWS
We carefully assess the global impact of our shows in collaboration with the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, which is currently implementing an impact measurement tool as well as an eco-design tool with the assistance of PWC. Our goal is to reduce our impact by 30% by 2025. For Gabriela Hearst’s first Chloé show, the Autumn – Winter 21 collection, we offset 100% of our emissions by supporting a mangrove reforestation project in Myanmar.
As we strive to become a source of positive change, our ambitions go beyond the mentioned topics above. Chloé joined The Fashion Pact in December 2020. The Fashion Pact unites 60+ global leading companies from the fashion and textile industry, committing to a common core of ambitious quantified objectives focusing on 3 themes: climate, biodiversity, and oceans. More information will be published regarding our roadmap for these three themes soon.