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. Two examples: We installed a photovoltaic system at the largest HUGO BOSS production site in Turkey and replaced the previous lighting with energy-efficient LED lighting in an office building at the HUGO BOSS headquarters in Metzingen.

Our photovoltaic systems

With five of our own photovoltaic systems, we also contribute to reducing CO2 emissions by generating renewable energy ourselves. In total, approx. 1,700 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 340 four-person households.

Certified green electricity

By switching to renewable electricity, we want to further reduce our CO2 footprint. By 2030, we aim to gradually increase the share to 100%. In total, 59% of the consumed electricity currently comes from renewable energy sources. At our headquarters in Metzingen, we have been using certified green electricity exclusively since 2017. Other locations in twelve countries also use green electricity.


  • 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 13% (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 37% (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 (in comparison to 2018). This target was officially approved by the Science Based Targets initiative. Different energy and environmental projects and the switch of electricity to renewable energy sources make a significant contribution here.

    Current status: Reduction of 37% (in comparison to 2018)

  • 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 (in comparisonto 2018). Due to the increasing requirements placed on the signatories of the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action by the UNFCCC, HUGO BOSS will revise its climate targets in 2022 and set even greater ambitions for itself accordingly. The Scope 1, Scope 2 and also Scope 3 emissions should now be reduced by at least 50%. The Scope 3 emissions account for over 90 % of the emissions in our entire value chain. Therefore, we work on the optimization of transport flows in close cooperation with our transport service providers, 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.

    Current status: Reduction of 12% (in comparison to 2018)

  • 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 in relation to area by 20 % by 2030 (in comparison to 2018) within the Company. The implementation of numerous energy projects has contributed to saving electricity. For example, switching to LED lighting in different types of buildings, replacing technical equipment, and implementing energy efficiency projects to reduce energy consumption are all helpful in this regard.

    Current status: Reduction of 18% (in comparison to 2018)

  • 100% electricity from renewable sources by 2030

    By 2030, we will exclusively use electricity from renewable energy sources. With our five own photovoltaic systems and the procurement of green electricity in 13 countries, we have already laid a significant foundation for achieving this goal.

    Current status: 59%

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