Ralph Lauren Pledges to Use 100% Renewable Electricity by 2025 and Joins RE100
Company also signs UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action and affirms commitment to Paris Agreement
In addition, and ahead of the upcoming
- Signed the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, which contains several climate-related commitments, including prioritizing the use of raw materials with low-climate impact and pursuing energy efficiency measures and renewable energy across the supply chain.
- Affirmed its commitment to the Paris Agreement by joining the “We Are Still In” coalition and signing a joint letter, alongside a number of leading companies and CEOs, urging the
United States governmentto remain a signatory to the Paris Agreement.
Each one of these commitments is inspired by Ralph Lauren’s commitment to timelessness, an idea that is inherent in the Company’s Purpose and has guided its design vision and how it operates its business for more than 50 years.
“A world that is beautiful and cared for is the ultimate luxury, and we have a role to play in protecting it by addressing our impacts and creating a more sustainable future” said
To achieve its goal to power all owned and operated offices, distribution centers and stores with 100% renewable electricity by 2025, the Company will pursue a combination of virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) in
Next year, the Company will set a science-based greenhouse gas reduction target.
ABOUT DESIGN THE CHANGE
Design the Change, Ralph Lauren Corporation’s renewed strategy on global citizenship and sustainability, is both a commitment and a journey to accelerate the Company’s work across these areas. It is based on our belief that, together with our industry, we can deliver the change required to create a positive impact in society and a more sustainable future. Design the Change is focused on three areas: Creating Timeless Style, Protecting the Environment and Championing Better Lives and its foundation are ambitious goals that guide the Company’s work in citizenship and sustainability. The Company has also signed onto the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), joining other companies across industries to implement universal sustainability principles and to take steps to support UN goals. For more information visit our Company website.