The fashion giant Ralph Lauren has announced a series of pledges on sustainability and made a commitment to power all of its globally owned and operated offices, distribution centres and stores with 100% renewable electricity by 2025.
Working towards the same Ralph Lauren Co. will join RE100, a group of the world’s most influential businesses committed to the use of renewable power. The brand will also pursue a combination of virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) in North America, and assess a select number of U.S. sites for onsite solar power installations.
For remaining electricity use, the company will buy Green Power Products which include Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), Guarantees of Origin (GoOs) and International Renewable Energy Credits (I-RECs).
Commenting on the idea Patrice Louvet, President & CEO, Ralph Lauren Corp. said that a world that is beautiful and cared for is the ultimate luxury, we have a role to play in protecting it by addressing the impacts and creating a more sustainable future.
Louvet further stated, “Today, we strengthen our commitment to address climate change, one of the biggest challenges facing our world, by joining the movement of companies driving the adoption of renewable energy and affirming our support for the Paris Agreement.”
With an idea to create, protect and champion, the brand is looking forward to escalate the strategy on global citizenship and sustainability. The brand also claimed to set a science-based greenhouse gas reduction target next year.