Energy & Emissions

Using energy efficiently
In particular, this means reducing energy consumption and emissions: we pursue both of these goals at all HUGO BOSS locations. Therefore, we follow strict environmental and energy management systems in accordance with DIN EN ISO 14001 and 50001, as well as the GREENBUDGET program. It was introduced throughout the Group to promote environmental and energy-saving measures.


As part of our approach to energy management, we are continuously working on reducing the energy consumption of the entire Group in order to reduce CO2 emissions. With the help of the monitoring of technical building systems at our locations and the reporting of energy consumption in retail, we are able to quickly identify issues and potential improvements. In 2018, we introduced the GREENBUDGET program throughout the Group to promote environmental and energy-saving measures, which can be submitted by subsidiaries globally and are prioritized based on their economic and environmental impacts. One example: the savings from switching to LED lighting in some of our buildings at the location in Metzingen, Germany, and the location in Toronto, Canada, amount to approximately 1,200 MWh per year.

Our photovoltaic systems

With four of our own photovoltaic systems, we also contribute to reducing CO2 emissions by generating renewable energy ourselves. In total, approx. 939 MWh of green electricity is generated per year, the majority of which is consumed within the Company. This is equivalent to the annual consumption of around 188 four-person households.

Certified green electricity

By switching to renewable electricity, we want to further reduce our CO2 footprint. The power supply at the company's headquarters in Metzingen has consisted of 100% certified green electricity since 2017. Other locations in ten European countries also use green electricity. In total, 52% of the electricity consumed within the Group in 2020 came from renewable energy sources. This percentage increased significantly compared to previous years.HUGO BOSS plans to successively increase the share of electricity from renewable energy sources.

Environmentally conscious heating and cooling

The combined heat and power unit (CHP) at the Group headquarters, which was shut down in 2019, was dismantled in 2020 and replaced by two new heat pumps powered by green electricity. Thanks to this, heat can now be generated more efficiently and without the use of fossil fuels. At the same time, around 2,000 MWh of natural gas can be saved per year this way.


  • Climate neutrality throughout the entire value chain by 2045

    At HUGO BOSS, we are on the journey to climate neutrality. To this end, we not only measure and reduce CO2 emissions within our own area of responsibility, but also have our entire value chain in mind. By 2045, we will reduce the emissions (Scope 1-3) caused across the value chain to such an extent ­­- and offset them where not possible by other means - so that our entire value chain will be climate-neutral .

    Current status: Reduction of 29 % (in comparison to 2018)


  • Climate neutrality within our own area of responsibility by 2030

    The reduction of emissions (Scope 1 + 2) within our own area of responsibility is playing a decisive role on our way to climate neutrality in the entire value chain. We will be climate neutral in our own area of responsibility by 2030. To achieve this goal we will, for example, continue to reduce energy consumption and increasingly rely on electricity from renewable sources - both generated in-house and sourced externally. Unavoidable CO2 emissions will be offset accordingly.

    Current status: Reduction of 36 % (in comparison to 2018)


  • Reduction of CO₂ emissions (Scope 1+2) by at least 51 % by 2030

    HUGO BOSS has set itself the goal of reducing Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions (fuel and energy related) by at least 51 % by 2030 (base year 2018). This target was officially approved by the Science Based Targets initiative. The implementation of numerous international energy and environmental projects and the switch of electricity to renewable energy sources have so far made a significant contribution to reducing CO2 emissions.

    Current status: Reduction of 36 %

  • Reduction of CO₂ emissions (Scope 3) by 30 % by 2030

    We have set ourselves the goal of reducing Scope 3 emissions, which mainly come from transport, production and raw material extraction, by 30 % by 2030 (compared to 2018). These emissions account for over 90 % of the emissions in the company's entire value chain. Therefore, for example, through continuous optimization of transport flows and close cooperation with our transport service providers, we strive to reduce our transport-related emissions and so limit our impact on the environment. To involve our suppliers in the strategy process and empower them to make their own contributions to reducing emissions, we are also actively involved in the UNFCCC working groups on the topics of "raw materials", "energy efficiency and renewable energies in the manufacturing process" and "political engagement".

    Current status: Reduction of 28 %

  • Reduction of energy consumption (direct and indirect) in relation to area (m²) by 20% by 2030

    HUGO BOSS is committed to reducing the energy consumption (direct and indirect) in relation to area (m²) by 20 % by 2030 (base year 2018) within the Company. The implementation of numerous energy projects has contributed to saving electricity. One of these is the switch to LED lighting in several administration buildings and distribution centers. The installation of an energy-management tool at our distribution center in Savannah (USA) and the renewal of the uninterruptible power supply systems in the German data centers also helped to reduce energy consumption.

    Current status: Reduction of 22 %

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