Environmental protection at HUGO BOSS plays a part in meeting its responsibilities towards people and the environment and contributes towards preventing business risks. To ensure compliance and responsibility with regard to operations and HUGO BOSS products, the Group is working continually on implementing legal requirements and internal standards worldwide.
The management of natural resources represents a major contribution towards environmental protection. The primary challenges facing the HUGO BOSS Group are climate protection and the contribution towards promoting environmentally-friendly technologies, minimizing the consumption of resources through intelligent concepts, and avoiding environmental impact as well as maintaining biodiversity. As a global company, HUGO BOSS also pays particular attention to its supply chain.
As part of energy management, HUGO BOSS aims to continually improve its energy efficiency and use renewable energies. The energy management system in accordance with ISO 50001 that was introduced at the Metzingen location in 2012 was successfully re-audited in 2013. Recognized sustainability certifications are sought for all new constructions of business property. Furthermore, the Company continually reduces the consumption of water and resources as well as waste volumes.
The Company expects that its partners in the supply chain comply with the local and national laws and that at their locations they develop the necessary awareness to reduce environmental impact. HUGO BOSS recommends that its partners introduce a comprehensive and standardized environmental management system for the continual and demonstrable improvement in environmental performance.
Logistics are another area of HUGO BOSS activities with ecological implications. Precision planning and smooth processes avoid redundancy when moving merchandise and materials, and thus save energy and reduce air pollution to a minimum.
Moreover, the Company prioritizes technically advanced forms of transport that reduce the impact on the environment. Merchandise is shipped by sea rather than air whenever viable.