Reduce water use
The reduction of water consumption is a priority for the company at all its locations. To conserve fresh water, two underground water tanks were installed at the Izmir (Turkey) location and are used primarily to irrigate the local green spaces. An efficient irrigation system detects when it is raining and shuts itself off in that case. Motion sensors and pressure regulators in restrooms further reduce water use.
Reduce and recycle waste
We use optimized processes to reduce waste produced. This is particularly relevant at our own production sites. We use intelligent cutting programs, for example, that calculate the best possible distribution of product components across the fabric, to waste as little as possible. The optimization at our own production site in Izmir was so successful that in 2017, the location was able to reduce consumption by 155,000 meters of fabric and trimmings compared to the previous year.
We also aim to reuse and recycle materials wherever possible. In 2017, the HUGO BOSS logistics centers, for example, reused 850,000 cardboard boxes, for a reuse rate of roughly 47%.
The recycling rate within the Group, including retail, was 65% overall in 2017.