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 insights from our Environmental Impact Report, we are working on various initiatives across the organisation; these combined efforts will allow us to reduce our global greenhouse gas emissions in line with our target of a 25% reduction per product by 2025. On top of that, in 2021, 94% of Chloé’s boutiques & offices worldwide electricity mix was coming from renewable sources. Also, we are working on a questionnaire to be sent to our main suppliers to measure their energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions related to their activities in 2022. Once the analysis conducted, we will be able to support the suppliers in reducing their environmental impact. We currently balance out 100% of direct greenhouse gas emissions (scope 1 and 2), as well as the emissions from our fashion shows. In addition, we plan to balance out 100% of the of the remaining emissions worldwide accross 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.
To reduce our environmental impacts, we focus on our packaging at every single step of the Supply Chain and have define several targets: – Reducing packaging and logistic waste. We pledge to reduce by 25% the packaging used in logistics and packaging reaching our customers, as well as logistic waste by 2025, compared to 2021. – Eliminating singe-use plastic packaging. Since June 2022, we no longer use plastic-based consumer packaging for our customers in stores. – Ensuring that our sourcing is from recycled content or/and from sustainably managed forests (Forest Stewardship Council for example), making certain that we do not contribute to the loss of biodiversity and the destruction of forest ecosystems. We have for example introduced new hangers 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 launched in 2022 a biodiversity footprint assessment using the Global Biodiversity Score tool and following the framework set by Sciences Based Targets for Nature. This tool enables to quantify and analyse the impact of our activity (scope 1, 2 and 3) on biodiversity, according to the main pressures on ecosystems. Our goal is to use the 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 raw materials, which is why we encourage sources of supply certified according to standards that guarantee respect for ecosystems, for example organic cotton. You can also find here the list of restricted substances in the composition of our goods and packaging.
Chloé is always working on improving its practices and integrating news approaches, such as regenerative agriculture. In 2022, the Maison collaborated with experts in the industry, including Textile Exchange, to develop guidelines on regenerative agriculture that will be driving choices when it comes to these materials in upcoming collections.