Preserving natural resources

Reducing environmental impacts

HUGO BOSS works continuously to minimize the environmental impacts of its business activities. This includes the company’s own locations, production sites, and stores, as well as the entire logistics chain. Electricity from renewable sources, sustainable architecture, shorter sea freight routes, and as few air freight shipments as possible – these are just a few of the measures we employ to achieve these goals.

This page contains information about the environmental impacts of our own business activities. But it’s also just as important that our suppliers establish environmentally processes and continue to develop them. To ensure this, HUGO BOSS works together closely with its partners. See here for more information.

Targets in the Environment area

Reduce energy consumption by 30% in relation to Group sales

HUGO BOSS has set a target of reducing its energy consumption by 30% in relation to Group sales by 2025 (baseline year: 2016). To achieve this, we use LED lighting and timer switches, for example, and optimize our operating hours and organizational processes.

Reduce CO2 emissions by 40% in relation to Group sales

CO2 emissions are to be reduced by 40% in relation to Group sales by 2025 (base year: 2016). To achieve this, we are optimizing our energy consumption and, for example, using certified green electricity.

Reduce water consumption by 40% in relation to Group sales

HUGO BOSS has set a target of reducing its water consumption by 40% in relation to Group sales (baseline year: 2016). Measures include, for example, motion sensors and pressure regulators in restrooms and efficient irrigation systems for the company’s green spaces.

Expansion of environmentally friendly modes of transport

HUGO BOSS continuously reviews possibilities for optimizing logistics and transportation processes in order to contribute to a long-term reduction of CO2 emissions and the conservation of natural resources. The use of friendly modes of transport is to be expanded in this way.

Certifications

HUGO BOSS has an efficient environment management program that is based on internationally recognized standards, such as environment and energy management systems according to ISO 14001 and ISO 50001. Focus topics are energy and emissions, water and waste, and logistics.

Certification under DIN EN ISO 14001

DIN EN ISO 14001 is the globally accepted standard for environment management systems that help organizations to improve their environmental performance, comply with legal and other obligations, and achieve their environmental goals. The following locations have been certified under this standard:

  • HUGO BOSS Textile Industries Ltd. (since 2014)
  • HUGO BOSS Shoes and Accessories Italia S.p.A. (since 2015)
  • HUGO BOSS Shoes & Accessories Poland Sp. z o.o. (since 2017)

Certification under DIN EN ISO 50001

DIN EN ISO 50001 describes a systematic energy management approach that enables businesses and organizations to continually improve their energy efficiency. The following locations have been certified under this standard:

  • HUGO BOSS AG (since 2012)
  • HUGO BOSS Textile Industries Ltd. (since 2014)
  • HUGO BOSS Ticino SA (since 2015)
  • HUGO BOSS AG – own operated retail stores in Germany and Austria (since 2016)
  • All own operated retail stores in Europe with the corresponding head offices in the hubs: Northern Hub (London), Central Hub (Zug), Southern Hub (Paris) (since 2017)

Where we focus our commitment to the environment

Energy and emissions

Reduce energy consumption and emissions: HUGO BOSS pursues both of these goals at all of its own locations. To achieve them, the company follows a strict energy management program based on the internationally recognized ISO 50001 standard.

Water consumption and waste reduction

HUGO BOSS strives to reduce water consumption and waste throughout the Group. Again, the company did not burden the environment with hazardous waste water or waste in 2017. Waste is recycled wherever possible: The Group (including Retail) achieved a recycling rate of 65% in 2017.

Packaging and logistics

Logistics and transport processes can be optimized - either through reorganization or through new technologies. HUGO BOSS is always looking for new ways to reduce CO2 emissions in the long term and conserve resources.

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