We will set targets to safeguard future water resources.

Our owned and operated buildings globally will be powered by 100% renewable energy.

We will provide our customers and consumers with information on the environmental impacts of our core products, and we will show year-on-year improvements.

Our electricity consumption in our owned and operated buildings globally will be reduced by 30%.

We will have 100% approved and traceable chemistry in our core products.

75% of all product orders will be consolidated in suppliers that are highly rated in our sustainability evaluation.

100% of our key waste streams from our head offices and owned and operated logistics centers will be recycled or reused.

We commit to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emission by 50%.

We commit to reduce absolute scope 3 GHG emission from purchased goods and services and upstream and downstream transportation by 30%.

We recognise that climate change is one of the biggest threats that our world faces right now. For that reason, we believe that all actors in society must take immediate action and work collaboratively towards a low carbon future for our planet.

Our climate targets are aligned with the latest scientific research and data and are approved by the leading corporate collaboration for ambitious action on climate change – SBTi – to make sure our work to reduce GHG emissions will have a genuine impact.

With offices, warehouses and operational buildings across the globe, we can reduce our direct footprint with energy reduction targets and renewable energy.

Through a power purchase agreement (PPA), we are sourcing renewable electricity from our parent company’s solar power plant to cover our electricity use. With this PPA we achieved our first science-based target in late 2021.

Becoming climate positive means removing more greenhouse gases (GHG) than we emit.

That means that we have a critical responsibility to do our utmost to reduce GHG emissions. But we must work with partners across the industry to reach our ambitious climate targets.

To reduce our climate impact, we need to reconsider how we consume energy, water, chemicals and raw materials, as well as how to make our waste into a resource. Our work in this area is set out in our Fashion FWD strategy and considers the design, production and delivery of our products, as well as our own offices, logistics centres and retail stores.

Our supply chain is where we have the biggest environmental impact. Therefore, strong cooperation with our suppliers and incentivising them to reduce the consumption of water, chemicals, energy and the production of waste is imperative if we are to deliver on our targets. Learn more about our environment supply chain management here.

Steps to decrease Scope 3 missions include partnering with Maersk – the leader in global shipping – to use carbon- neutral biofuel, Maersk ECO Delivery (manufactured from hydrotreated vegetable oil), for most of our sea freight. Learn more about our partnership here.

As an inaugural signatory to the Fashion Pact, we are committed to restoring biodiversity. At BESTSELLER, we depend on nature for our business, and on a healthy environment for the countries we operate in. Our approach touches upon different areas of our Fashion FWD strategy.

We have developed a comprehensive water framework, which identifies key impact areas and outlines actions we take towards structured water stewardship practices.

  • In BESTSELLER we only source renewable electricity following the definition of RE100. RE100 defines renewable energy as electricity generated using technologies with a fuel that is replenishable within a human lifespan.
  • This definition excludes energy generated from fossil fuel or nuclear sources.
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