Our focus areas: our operations

A growing global population needs more accessible, ethical and affordable food and clothing but with less cost to our planet’s finite resources and climate. We are meeting people’s present needs but also helping to shape a more sustainable future with them. This means cutting carbon emissions in our manufacturing operations, making them more energy efficient, and using resources such as water in more circular ways to reduce the impact of serving our customers.

What really matters

Focusing on climate change: because it presents an existential risk and the world needs to cut emissions to secure a net zero future. Becoming more energy efficient by producing more from less energy and switching to renewable options are both key to cutting carbon and costs in the long term. 

Making finite resources go further: because the future is circular, with resources used, re-used, recycled and reconstituted for as long as possible. 

Valuing water: because we recognise water is a valuable shared resource for our operations and the communities in which we operate.

Why we take action

  • Making our operations more planet-friendly is the right thing to do, both from a human and a commercial perspective
  • We need to act now to adapt and reduce risks later
  • Achieving the energy, food and fashion system transitions that our world needs can give us opportunities to create value with our stakeholders in innovative ways

To learn more about the work we do in our operations please read our Responsibility Update or click on the case studies below.

Responsibility in action: our operations

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