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).

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.

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 low-emission 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.

Preparing for a circular future Supporting the people in our supply chain