Clearly defined standards apply to our suppliers with regard to environmental protection. For example, the Supplier Code of Conduct, which all our suppliers undertake to comply with, contains ecological standards. The principles of environmental protection set out in the HUGO BOSS Environmental Policy, which is publicly available, also apply to all of the Company's suppliers. It also takes into account current developments in the area of climate protection, for example. Components of these frameworks include, for example, energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption, chemicals and wastewater management, waste management and other aspects related to the environment.
We verify compliance with the above mentioned standards in audits. The environment module of the Global Social Compliance Program (GSCP) forms the foundation for analyzing and improving environmental protection in the supply chain. To this end, HUGO BOSS has worked on optimizing the GSCP Open Source environmental program for many years, in collaboration with the GSCP and other experts. The aim is always to develop improved, uniform standards worldwide.
If a partner fails to satisfy the demands of HUGO BOSS, the company draws up corrective action plans, aimed at rectifying the insufficiencies. Extensive information about the audits conducted and their results is available in the HUGO BOSS Sustainability Report.