Brown Thomas signs pact to improve sustainability standards in retail
A step in the right direction.
Brown Thomas and Arnotts have announced that they’ve both signed the G7 Fashion Pact, which is a pledge to improve sustainability standards across the fashion industry.
The Fashion Pact focuses on taking action in three essential areas for safeguarding the planet: Stopping global warming, restoring biodiversity and protecting the oceans.
It's objectives draw on the Science-Based Targets initiative, which are:
- Stop global warming: by creating and deploying an action plan for achieving the objective of zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, in order to keep global warming below a 1.5 degree pathway between now and 2100.
- Restore biodiversity: by achieving objectives that use Science-Based Targets to restore natural ecosystems and protect species.
- Protect the oceans: by reducing the fashion industry’s negative impact on the world’s oceans through practical initiatives, such as gradually removing the usage of single use plastics.
Donald McDonald, Managing Director of Brown Thomas Arnotts, said: "This is an important milestone for the retail industry. We realise that the scale of change required cannot be achieved alone.
"With just 10 years left to build a sustainable future, we see working with our partners, collaborators, customers and teams as a key part of delivering real results.
"Our Positive Change sustainability approach is at the heart of our business strategy and sustainability runs through everything we do as a business. We are already working towards robust targets across all of the key areas that the Fashion Pact addresses."