Spanish clothing brand Mango has announced plans to conduct a detailed study of its carbon footprint after becoming the latest fashion firm to sign the United Nations Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action.
Launched in December 2018 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.
As part of its commitment, Mango will launch a project to assess its carbon footprint, which will provide the basis of a new roadmap to help reduce its emissions through the development of Science-Based Targets (SBTs).
The company also plans to increase the use of recycled polyester in its garments to 50% by 2025, and for 100% of the cellulose fibres used to be of controlled origin by 2030.
These steps build on a target announced at the start of the year for all of the cotton used in Mango apparel to be of sustainable origin by 2025.
Meanwhile, in order to make advances in the pillar to protect the oceans, Mango has vowed to eliminate the use of 160m plastic bags per year in its supply chain. It will replace the plastic bags in its packaging with paper bags and claims it is the first major company in the Spanish textile sector to do so.
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.