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Abercrombie & Fitch participates in UN Global Compact

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Aug '19
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Abercrombie & Fitch, a leading, global specialty retailer of apparel and accessories, has become a part of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate citizenship and sustainability initiative. The company has also come out with new sustainability targets through 2025 which include responsible sourcing and reducing water usage.

The company has committed to responsibly sourcing materials with sustainable processes or from recycled fibres by 2025, including cotton, polyester, viscose, wool, down and linen. It will also ensure 30 per cent water reduction in denim (the company’s highest volume material) production by 2022, and collaborate with its vendor partners on training programmes, including human trafficking prevention and health and wellbeing, and capacity building to support the training of 75,000 additional workers by 2022.

The targets align with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which address global challenges such as poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity and peace and justice. The company’s participation in the Compact and its new set of goals build on the retailer’s existing global social and environmental sustainability programmes, many of which were started almost 20 years ago.

As a signatory of the Compact, A&F supports and commits to the Compact’s Ten Principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. A&F will also participate in two Action Platforms, which advance responsible corporate action and focus on critical issues related to the Compact’s SDGs. Through the “Water Security through Stewardship” and “Reporting on SDGs” platforms, A&F will learn additional best practices to address social, economic and environmental issues related to water and sanitation, as well as methods for capturing, analysing and reporting performance against the various SDGs, respectively.

“Joining the UN Global Compact and setting our new sustainability targets through 2025 are major steps forward for A&F. This is part of a long-term journey we’re on to ensure that sustainability is truly embedded throughout our entire organisation, with the focus of our new goals being on where we can have the greatest positive impact by 2025,” said Fran Horowitz, CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch. “Sustainability is an important part of who we are as a company, and to our customers, our employees and our partners. These goals demonstrate our commitment to having an enduring positive impact on the communities we touch around the world.”

As part of its commitment to the Compact, A&F will complete an annual Communication on Progress (COP) submission in 2020. The COP will provide transparency into A&F’s progress towards the UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles. (SV)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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