CHANEL commits - Smart Energy Decisions

Commercial, Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions  -  March 12, 2020

CHANEL commits to reducing emissions in line with Paris Agreement

CHANEL announced March 10 their commitment to limiting their contribution to climate change by reducing emissions across their operations by 50% by 2030 and reducing supply chain emissions by 40% per unit sold by 2030 from 2018.

The fashion designer coined the new program “CHANEL Missions 1.5°” in support of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. 

In addition to reducing their carbon footprint across their operations and supply chain, CHANEL also committed to sourcing 100% of their electricity from renewable sources by 2025 and has joined RE100. In 2021, 41% of their global electricity use came from renewable sources and the company expects that number to grow to 97% by 2021.

“The climate crisis represents the biggest issue of our age and demands urgent action to reduce negative environmental impacts and drive broader change,” Andrea d’Avack, Chief Sustainability Officer at CHANEL, said in a statement. “It is our conviction that businesses have a clear role to play, alongside governments and civil society, to help protect the world’s most vulnerable communities and ecosystems from the consequences of climate change. With today’s announcement, CHANEL has made a clear commitment to accelerate the move to a lower carbon economy. CHANEL Mission 1.5° is embedded in our longterm vision, and reflects our ambitions to play our part in facing humanity’s biggest challenge and enroll the future of our company in a more sustainable world.”

CHANEL also will be investing in projects that prioritize decarbonization efforts, such as reforestation, and mentioned that carbon sequestration efforts are already in place to offset the company’s carbon footprint, which allowed them to go carbon neutral in 2019.

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