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%.
The fashion industry is heavily reliant upon our planet’s natural resources. Due to the connection of all natural systems, climate change will impact all of them. This is a clear risk to our business and the wider fashion industry. That is why we are commited to becoming climate positive.

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.
With solar power installations on factory roofs in Bangladesh, BESTSELLER will contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in textile factories producing clothes and shoes for the fashion industry.
In almost 100 pages, we unfold our latest steps in the right direction.
BESTSELLER's online business is more climate-friendly thanks to an agreement with transport and logistics company FREJA.
With 207 megawatts, the ambition is to contribute to the green transition and ensure more renewable energy on the European electricity grid. The park is financed by HEARTLAND, the parent company of BESTSELLER, which will cover its electricity consumption with solar energy from the park.
A biofuel transport agreement on ocean services marks another step towards BESTSELLER’s Fashion FWD ambition of becoming climate positive.
Try saying ‘Polyhydroxyalkanoates’ three times in a row. No? Well, maybe it’s time to learn, as it could be the future material in fashion.
Today, BESTSELLER puts out its sustainability report for 2020 – a year marked by a pandemic and massive disruption in the entire value chain, but important sustainability goals have still been achieved.
BESTSELLER’s recently approved science-based climate targets create a great task ahead of including its supply chain in a grand remodelling of the present production setup and materials sourcing.
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