HUGO BOSS also became active in the Global Climate Action for Fashion working group of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2018. In this group, brands, manufacturers, and organizations discuss goals and targets for climate protection along the entire textile value chain. In 2018 the group worked on developing a mutual understanding and also agreed on the next steps for contributing to the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Specifically for the sourcing market in Vietnam, HUGO BOSS and other German fashion brands supports a training course to sensitize the country’s textile suppliers to climate protection issues. This is organized by Global Compact Network Germany, WWF Germany, and other organizations. Systain Consulting trains the suppliers in methods for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, using energy more efficiently, and increasing use of renewable energy sources. In total, some 80 participants from around 30 factories, including eight HUGO BOSS suppliers, attended the course in 2018.
Our target: environmentally friendly leather
HUGO BOSS became a member of the Leather Working Group (LWG) in 2017. This initiative brings brands, retailers, leather producers, finished goods suppliers, chemicals suppliers, and technical experts together to mitigate the environmental impacts of leather production as much as possible. The LWG audits and certifies tanneries based on a custom-developed audit process.
HUGO BOSS has declared its target of sourcing 60% of its leather requirements from tanneries certified by the LWG by 2022 – in 2018, this figure was 55%. Click here for more information about our materials.