Canada Goose commits to carbon neutrality by 2025, moves toward reclaimed fur
Luxury parka maker Canada Goose Holdings is looking towards a greener future.
The Toronto-based company unveiled on Wednesday in conjunction with Earth Day, a sustainable impact strategy, including a target of becoming carbon-neutral by 2025, as well as a shift towards the use of reclaimed fur.
The strategy is part of the company’s first-ever sustainability report.
“We have always believed in building a business that is good for our team, for the communities we’re a part of and for the planet, for generations to come,” said Dani Reiss, president & CEO, Canada Goose.
“No matter how much we’ve done over the last 60 years, we need to do more – the world can’t wait. Our aggressive commitments outlined in our first Sustainability Report are the steps we’re taking to transform the way we do business and ensure we are doing everything we can to create the future we want to see.”
To reach its first goal of carbon neutrality, the company will aim to reduce emissions by more than 80 per cent from current levels.
Meanwhile, Canada Goose plans to introduce reclaimed fur into its supply chain by 2022, which includes beginning to manufacturing parkas using reclaimed fur and ending the purchasing of new fur. It also plans to launch a consumer buy-back program for fur in the months ahead.
The sustainable impact strategy equally includes plans to go plastic-free, by eliminating single-use plastics in all Canada Goose owned or controlled facilities.
It is committing to reach 90 per cent of Canada Goose fabrics as 'bluesign'-approved for responsible and sustainable practices, and has started working with the Textile Exchange to audit its facilities to the Responsible Down Standard and aims to be 100 percent certified by 2021.
The famed Canadian outerwear brand has reopened all eight of its domestic manufacturing facilities and is producing personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline healthcare workers across the country, amid the covid-19 crisis.
The company hopes to make at least 60,000 gowns per week, ultimately producing up to 1.5 million, at cost.
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