TAKING ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE
BESTSELLER joins RE100 – a global initiative bringing together leading companies committed to 100% renewable electricity
BESTSELLER’s 100% renewable electricity goal
With offices, warehouses and operational buildings across the globe, BESTSELLER is looking to reduce its direct footprint by sourcing renewable energy. By joining the global RE100 initiative, led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP, BESTSELLER is committing to 100% renewable power for its owned and operated buildings globally by 2021.
As part of its new Fashion FWD sustainability strategy, BESTSELLER’s vision is to continuously improve the environmental footprint of its products, operations and supply chain until they are in line with the needs of the planet.
“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,” says Head of Corporate Affairs at BESTSELLER, Dorthe Scherling Nielsen.
Reducing emissions across our value chain
BESTSELLER has also committed to setting a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) – the leading corporate collaboration for ambitious action on climate change. This means that within two years, BESTSELLER will have finalised and published a plan to reduce emissions across its value chain in line with the Paris Agreement and with what best available climate science says is necessary for the health of our planet and society.
Sam Kimmins, Head of RE100, The Climate Group, said: “By committing to source 100% renewable power for its global operations, BESTSELLER is showing that greening the fashion industry makes business sense. As well as tackling climate change, it also bolsters brand reputation and helps to cement BESTSELLER’s environmental leadership to both shareholders and customers. We need many more companies in the apparel industry to follow this important trend.”
See below to learn more about the climate actions.