HUGO BOSS awarded as CDP Supplier Engagement Leader

Companies responding to the climate change questionnaire of the non-profit organization Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) also receive a Supplier Engagement Rating (SER). It ranks us among the top seven percent of the companies assessed in the CDP climate change rating in terms of commitment to climate protection in the supply chain in 2020.

The companies in the Supplier Engagement Rating are evaluated based on their responses to governance, targets, emissions (scope 3) and supply-chain management, and their overall performance on climate change.

In order to limit climate change, a company's commitment to greater climate protection in the supply chain is crucial, in addition to its continuous work on its own direct carbon footprint. HUGO BOSS has therefore also set science-based climate targets that relate to the entire value chain.

One of our goals is to reduce CO2 emissions across the entire value chain by 30 percent by 2030 compared to 2018. To this end, we are in close contact with our suppliers and are creating awareness of energy efficiency and climate protection measures. In order to be able to achieve significant improvements, we have, for example, analyzed our supply chain. This showed that significant emissions are generated above all by wet processes. We therefore work specifically with suppliers who use these processes to help them minimize their impact. Emissions can also be significantly reduced in the raw material sourcing stage. Therefore we have, for example, set ourselves the goal of increasing the proportion of sustainably sourced cotton, which generates fewer CO2 emissions than conventional cotton, to 100 percent by 2025.

You can find out more about our commitment to the environment in our supply chain here. In addition, the current CDP Global Supply Chain Report 2020 offers further information.