HUGO BOSS strives to reduce waste along the entire value chain. At our sites, waste is generated by production and logistics, as well as by retail stores and administration buildings. The waste generated because of our business activities is reused or recycled wherever possible. In doing so, we pay attention to optimized processes – this is particularly relevant at our own production facilities. For example, we focus on the efficient use of fabrics and trimmings. Intelligent cutting programs calculate the best possible distribution of product components across the fabric – with the aim of using as much raw material as possible.
Handling of product and transport packaging
In addition, we at HUGO BOSS are working on further reducing waste in terms of product and transport packaging. For example, we are reviewing the need for plastic packaging and reducing the volume of waste by switching to reusable product packaging. The Company is specifically reducing product packaging to an absolute minimum. At the same time, we are focusing on bringing products to the customer intact and in line with the brand’s premium claim. You can find out more here.
In the area of transport packaging, we were able to reuse 1,047 tonnes of cardboard packaging in 2021, which means that almost 50% percent of the transport packaging used in shipping goods was reused. Since 2017, all newly sourced cardboard boxes used in our distribution centers are also FSC®-certified and consist of 80% recycled material on average. You can find out more here.