Among the targets listed, G-Star commits to reduce its total emissions by 30%

Among the targets listed, G-Star commits to reduce its total emissions by 30%

Denim brand G-Star has signed the United Nations Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action. 

Launched in December last year under the auspices of UN Climate Change, the Fashion Industry Charter collectively addresses the climate impact of the fashion sector across its entire value chain. It includes a target of 30% greenhouse (GHG) emission reductions by 2030 and a commitment to analyse and set a decarbonisation pathway for the fashion industry drawing on methodologies from the Science-Based Targets initiative.

Amongst the targets listed, G-Star commits to reduce its total emissions by 30%, composed of emissions from its own operations as well as its value chain.

"We realise that joint collaboration between industry peers is a precondition for truly making an impact. We see clear benefits from our involvement in organisations like Fashion Positive, Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC). Joining the Fashion Charter is a logical next step to show our commitment in reducing climate impact along every step of the value chain, from raw materials to consumer use and recycling," says Sofie Schop, sustainability director at G-Star.

G-Star adds that while it already focuses on designing for circularity, using climate-friendly (raw) materials and offsetting their greenhouse gas logistics emissions through investments in internationally recognised climate protection projects, signing the Charter adds to those initiatives, and allows for a more holistic approach.

Apparel brands and retailers who have already joined the Fashion Industry Charter include Adidas, Esprit, Gap Inc, Guess Inc, H&M group, Hugo Boss, Inditex, Kering, Levi Strauss & Co, Otto Group, PVH Corp, Target Corporation, Tropic Knits and Denim Expert Limited.