HUGO BOSS works continuously to reduce the environmental impact of our business. This includes the impacts of the company’s own locations, production sites and stores, as well as the entire logistics chain. Electricity from renewable energy sources, sustainable architecture, shorter sea-freight routes, as few air-freight shipments as possible, and the careful use of resources, for example in the packaging of our goods – these are just some of the measures we employ to achieve these goals.
Our ambition: Climate neutrality by 2050
Together with nearly 100 other international companies, HUGO BOSS signed the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action in 2018 under the patronage of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Through this, we are committed to the vision of a climate-neutral fashion industry by 2050 and are contributing towards Sustainable Development Goals 6 (clean water and sanitation), 12 (responsible consumption and production) and 13 (climate action).
We aim to make our climate-protection activities effective and efficient with the help of so-called science-based targets (SBT). We have therefore set ourselves the goal of reducing our own Scope 1 and 2 emissions by at least 51% by 2030 compared to 2018. For Scope 3 emissions, which relate to our indirect emissions in the value chain, we aim to achieve a reduction of 30%.
Certified environmental and energy management systems
In order to reconcile economic and ecological interests, we have been operating certified environmental and energy management systems in accordance with the international standards DIN EN ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 since 2012. These are regularly audited by external certification companies.
Company buildings and stores
We are always reviewing the potential for increasing the energy efficiency of our buildings and stores. When planning, constructing and renovating company buildings, HUGO BOSS always ensures that energy-related emissions are reduced through internal energy supply systems and energy-efficient technologies. Learn more about this topic here.