Sustainability at HUGO BOSS

Sustainability is not a state but a roadmap for us. We believe that this roadmap will take the Company on a journey to a successful future over the long term. 

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Mark Langer
Our goal
80%

Sustainable cotton

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by 2025

Sustainability targets at HUGO BOSS

Sustainability and success – inextricably linked

As a global corporation, HUGO BOSS is aware of its responsibility to people, society, and the environment. This responsibility is also relevant to our business activities: In the long term, our company will only be successful if we meet the high expectations of all stakeholders.

Ensuring fair working conditions

Products of HUGO BOSS are produced worldwide. HUGO BOSS is aware of its responsibility to all employees and cooperates closely with international partners to continuously improve working conditions.

Choosing materials carefully

Cotton, leather, synthetic fibers: All of these materials have something to do with sustainability – for example, due to water consumption, chemicals, or recyclability. HUGO BOSS consistently strives to use sustainable materials and look for environmentally-friendly alternatives.

Save energy, cut CO2 emissions

HUGO BOSS uses sustainable, energy-saving building construction, continually analyzes the environmental impact of its supply chain, and looks for alternative routes and modes of transport to reduce CO2 emissions.

Strategy and implementation

Materiality Analysis

Which sustainability topics are particularly relevant for HUGO BOSS, its stakeholders, and its business activities? The materiality analysis, updated in 2017, provides answers.

Natural Capital Evaluation

HUGO BOSS wants to pursue its sustainability efforts in a focused, targeted manner. The natural capital evaluation identifies where the greatest environmental impacts arise. These results are incorporated directly into the materiality analysis.

Stakeholder Dialog

For HUGO BOSS, communicating with all important stakeholders and finding new approaches together is both an obligation and an opportunity, also – and especially – for all aspects of the sustainability strategy.

What we’ve achieved so far

100%
FSC-certified cardboard packaging
FSC-certified cardboard packaging
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in German logistics
30%
Sustainable cotton
Sustainable cotton
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according to the Cotton Commitment
84%
Goods from suppliers
Goods from suppliers
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with at least satisfactory social audits

Where we focus our commitment

We: Vision and Strategy

A close dialog with stakeholders is important for deciding where HUGO BOSS focuses its sustainability efforts. An exact analysis of the current situation is also significant: What is the environmental impact of HUGO BOSS activities, for example? And how can it be reduced? The result is a consistent, strategic work.

Environment

Business activities have an effect on the environment, of course, both at company sites and as a result of global logistics. CO2 emissions, waste, and waste water are created. HUGO BOSS strives to reduce these environmental impacts.

Employees

Responsibility governs how we interact with one another in our everyday work at HUGO BOSS – because it ensures that employees are motivated and dedicated, which is essential to reaching our sustainability targets together.

Partners

Together with its suppliers HUGO BOSS is committed to improving working conditions and the social impact of the global supply chain. In addition, HUGO BOSS works together with its suppliers to mitigate environmental impacts.

Products

Sustainable materials, innovative production technologies, animal welfare, and much more: From design to manufacturing of its products, HUGO BOSS makes numerous decisions in favor of sustainability. HUGO BOSS sees the quality of its products as an important element of sustainability.

Society

HUGO BOSS sees itself as part of society. That’s why the company wants to contribute to its future viability – through vocational education programs, education projects for children worldwide, and support for culture and the arts.

Current Topics

HUGO BOSS has signed the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action

Circular Design Training at HUGO BOSS

Training on climate protection for suppliers in Vietnam