Our business depends on the resources provided by our planet. We have an impact on biodiversity through the consumption and processing of these resources. Since it is important for us to protect the diversity of species on our planet, our actions are strictly governed by recognised standards in animal welfare, and environmental and climate protection.
The future of the fashion industry is closely linked to the future of agriculture. By working towards ensuring 100% of our natural materials originate from regenerative agriculture or closed-loop recycling by 2030, we are making a commitment to soil conservation, to ensuring this important basis of life remains healthy.
We source and process our materials as sustainably as possible. One example is our collaboration with the environmental organization Canopy, through which we are working on the sustainable sourcing of paper and cellulose fibres like viscose, modal, and lyocell. The goal is to protect old and endangered forests.
We also have a special responsibility for animal welfare, in the processing of materials with animal origins, such as leather, wool and down in our products. Our own animal welfare guidelines state our commitment to the recognized standards for protected species and animal protection.
We also give due consideration to the protection of biodiversity in our manufacturing processes at all times, for example in the use of chemicals or in energy management. And we also consider the use phase: since microplastics are released into our environment, including our oceans, when synthetic clothing is washed, we aim to reduce the use of polyester and nylon to 0% by 2030.