In 2021, our parent company, HEARTLAND, built a 207-megawatt solar power plant in Denmark – one of the largest in Northern Europe.
Through a power purchase agreement (PPA), we are sourcing renewable electricity from the solar power plant to cover our electricity use in the European Economic Area. This is done according to best practice guidance from leading industry organisations RE100 and the CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project).
One of our Fashion FWD goals for 2021 was to power all our owned and operated buildings globally 100 percent through renewable energy.
With the connection of HEARTLAND’s solar power plant to the European electricity grid, we achieved that goal – as well as our first science-based target (SBT).
We’re currently exploring opportunities to support tier 1 suppliers in sourcing countries to install onsite solar power, providing renewable energy directly to their production facilities.
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.