Real Change Requires Bold Actions
Our path to lasting, meaningful progress in reducing our environmental impacts includes a deep analysis of our emissions, water use and the amount of waste we send to landfill.
OUR PLANET GOALS FOR 2025 AND BEYOND
We set goals to help us reduce our environmental footprint:
We set goals to help us reduce our environmental footprint:
Reduce absolute Scope 1, 2 & 3 GHG emissions by 42.5% below FY2021 by FY2030.
Procure 100% renewable energy in Tapestry’s stores, offices and fulfillment centers by 2025.
Reduce water usage by 10% within our own operations from a 2018 baseline and across our supply chain from a 2020 baseline by 2025.
25% reduction in North America corporate and fulfillment center waste by 2025.
We are committed to sourcing our materials ethically and responsibly:
Ensure 90% of leather comes from Silver – and Gold rated Leather Working Group (LWG) tanneries by 2025.
10% of leather will be sourced from farms using regenerative agriculture practices, made with recycled inputs, or made with next-generation materials by 2030.
95% of the polyster will be from pre- or post-consumer recycled sources by 2027.
95% recycled polyamide (nylon) will be pre- or post-consumer recycled sources by 2025.
90% of cotton will be organic- or regenerative-certified by 2025.
Doing our part to provide viable climate-related solutions means leveraging the scale of our business and innovation. Ultimately, this serves to make us stronger as a company and begin to consider how we can help protect our planet. In FY2022, we submitted science-based targets to reduce absolute Scope 1, 2 & 3 GHG emissions by 42.5% below FY2021 levels by FY2030 and achieve net-zero by 2050. These targets are currently under verification review by the Science Based Targets Initiative.
Engaging with the Sustainable Apparel Coalition for Supply Chain Insight
By asking our raw materials suppliers to complete the Higg Facility Environmental Module, we have gained a deeper knowledge of our supply chain impacts and a baseline to track, manage and measure improvements year-over-year. In FY2022, we asked approximately 100 suppliers to complete a questionnaire, which helps us assess metrics such as greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water use and waste.
Powering Our Stores with Renewable Energy
We work with a third-party energy procurement team to source renewable energy in our retail stores in deregulated electricity markets using green e-certified renewable energy credits.
Participating in The Fashion Pact’s Collective Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (CVPPA)
This partnership commits us to accelerate renewable electricity adoption by investing in new clean energy infrastructure. The initiative will begin in Europe and is expected to add more than 100,000 MWh of new renewable electricity generation annually to the continent’s power grid with plans to expand the effort geographically in the years ahead.
Energy and Renewables Snapshot
As part of our commitment to reducing our environmental impact, we are committed to procuring 100% renewable electricity in our stores, offices and fulfillment centers by 2025. In FY2022, we expanded our renewable energy purchases from 9% to 67%, primarily through renewable energy credits (RECs) in North America, the United Kingdom and Europe.
Material Traceability and Responsible Sourcing
Traceability and sourcing are crucial components of our evolving circularity strategy. In FY2022, we expanded our previous work into a formal traceability program, which allows us to make strides toward achieving our supply chain. We continued to actively engage with industry partners, including deep involvement with the Leather Working Group’s (LWG) Traceability Working Group to define and implement new traceability standards in the leather sector.
Expanding Our Commitment to Responsible Sourcing
In FY2022, 80% of the leather we sourced was from Gold- or Silver-rated LWG tanneries. We also began using leathers that are re-tanned and finished using bio-based chemicals. This reduced the amount of non-renewable, petroleum-based chemicals used in product development.
Using More Environmentally Preferred Materials
Tapestry is focused on sourcing environmentally preferred materials across our brands. This year, we have started working toward new material-specific targets.
Partnering to Drive Improvement in Regenerative Agriculture
We have partnered with Other Half Processing and Land to Market, started by the Savory Institute, to support regenerative agriculture practices. As part of our work in this space, Coach has transitioned several Rogue silhouettes to use regenerative leather.
Preserving and Restoring Biodiversity
Maintaining biodiversity in ecosystems around the world remains a critical focus for Tapestry as a company, especially as it pertains to deforestation in key leather-producing countries. In April 2022, the Tapestry Foundation announced a $3 million, four-year partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to support the development of a leather traceability system in Brazil. This was an important milestone in the journey towards zero deforestation in leather-producing regions throughout the country.
Joining the Textile Exchange
In early FY2022, we became a member of the Textile Exchange, which brings together brands, suppliers and companies to create a more sustainable and responsible textile industry.
Fighting for Zero Deforestation and Sustainable Forest Management
Through our partnership with The Fashion Pact, we are working to achieve umbrella actions for biodiversity, including supporting zero deforestation and sustainable forest management by 2025.
Waste and Recycling
Reducing waste output and finding more viable and scalable end-of-life solutions for products are critical to achieving our circular ambitions. The Coach (Re)Loved program is an example in this space, growing from a pilot program to a full portion of the brand’s business in less than 18 months. Coach (Re)Loved repair technicians are responsible for repairing more than 17,000 bags to date.
Moving Towards Recycled Packaging
In FY2022, consumer packaging contained 75% recycled content by weight across all our brands.
Coach Craftsperson Apprenticeship Program
This year Coach launched its inaugural Coach Craftsperson Apprenticeship Program to develop a new generation of craftspeople who are passionate about being part of a more circular future in fashion.
Pursuing TRUE Zero Waste certification
In FY2022, Coach began the process of achieving TRUE Zero Waste certification for its Coach (Re)Loved Repair & Workshop in New Jersey. As a result, Coach is aiming to achieve a 90% landfill diversion rate at the Coach (Re)Loved Repair & Workshop each year, beginning in FY23.