Aug 2, 2022
Carter’s pledges to achieve net-zero emissions by 2040
Aug 2, 2022
Carter’s Inc, the largest branded marketer in North America of apparel exclusively for babies and young children, has announced in its annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report that it is focused on reducing environmental impact. The company has pledged to achieve net-zero emissions by 2040.
Recently, Carter’s received validation for science-based reduction targets like committing to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 50 per cent by 2030 from a 2019 base year. As part of this goal, Carter’s will also engage suppliers covering 77 per cent of its spend for purchased goods and services to set science-based targets of their own by 2027, the company said.
In 2021, Carter’s invested $10 million in community initiatives. The company has pledged to improve the well-being of at least 10 million families by 2030. In addition to nearly doubling racial and ethnic diversity at vic- president levels, it has committed to developing a supplier diversity programme to support communities of colour.
It has also prioritised the growth of its eco-friendly Little Planet brand to be the leading sustainable children’s brand. In 2021, the brand introduced products made from recycled polyester products.
“As the leading company serving families with young children, Carter’s seeks to inspire generations raising the future and we continue to make important advancements to further our progress surrounding our sustainability, community and environmental objectives. Our annual CSR Report serves as a benchmark while reaffirming our continued commitment to driving our business forward, enhancing our community impact, and reducing our environmental footprint,” said Antonio Robinson, senior VP of corporate social responsibility.
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