We are committed to conserving water resources, not only in our own area of responsibility, but also at our suppliers.
In doing so, our measures in our own area of responsibility focus primarily on those areas where we have identified the greatest potential for reducing consumption at our own locations. The availability of drinking water plays a key role in the analysis of the savings potential. Especially in water-scarce regions such as Turkey, water consumption is to be reduced as much as possible. For example, we collect water at the largest company-owned production site with the help of groundwater tanks and use it for green area irrigation as well as the sanitary installation on site.
In the past, we have implemented the following projects: In addition to an efficient irrigation system at the company's headquarters in Metzingen (Germany), we use an automated garden irrigation systemat the Savannah distribution center (USA). In addition, we have installed water-saving fittings, so-called aerators, at several locations, which reduce water consumption by mixing air into the water jet. Motion sensors also adapt the water supply to the current demand. The demounting of the combined heat and power unit and the cooling tower at the corporate headquarters contributes to saving more than 2,000 m³ of water per year.
Within the framework of our sustainable store concepts, appropriate solutions for the efficient use of fresh water are also taken into account for new openings and renovations as well. You can find further information on the concepts here.
We also attach importance to the responsible use of water in our supply chain. For example, we support our suppliers with tools for implementing resource efficiency projects and we set them clear standards and targets. It is particularly important to us to constantly increase transparency
regarding wastewater values and chemical inventories. HUGO BOSS therefore requires its suppliers to handle chemicals responsibly and helps them to reduce their use and replace harmful substances.