LEAVING A SMALLER FOOTPRINT ON THE WORLD
Across our operations, and throughout our supply chain, we continue to make great strides in shrinking our environmental footprint. Our 2025 strategy builds on that progress, setting even higher standards for reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, decreasing waste and water use, and sourcing our materials in the most ethical and responsible manner possible.
As a leader in the luxury industry, we have a responsibility to reduce our carbon footprint to help combat one of our generation’s greatest challenges—climate change. Our 2025 strategy goals include reducing absolute Scope 1 and Scope 2 CO2e emissions by 20%, and reducing absolute Scope 3 CO2e emissions from ocean and air freight by 20% over a 2017 baseline.
EMISSIONS DROP DURING PANDEMIC
Since 2017, Tapestry has reduced Scope 1 and 2 emissions 57% and reduced Scope 3 emissions from freight shipping 50%.*
*Number heavily influenced by store closures and other measures taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in an overall lower energy and GHG footprint for Tapestry in late spring 2020.
POWERING OUR STORES WITH RENEWABLE ENERGY
We increased adoptions of Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) purchases from 3,433 MWh in fiscal year 2019 to 3,944 MWh in fiscal year 2020.
LEADING THE WAY WITH LEED-CERTIFIED FACILITIES
Tapestry’s global headquarters is LEED Platinum certified. Our kate spade new york offices and Jacksonville distribution center have both earned LEED Silver certification.
Ensuring the protection of clean, safe water is critical to our success as a company. We use water at every stage of our product lifecycles—from growing raw materials to dyeing, tanning and finishing product, to the way consumers clean our products.
LESS WATER IN OUR VALUE CHAIN
Our water goal is to reduce water usage by 10% across our direct operations and supply chain by 2025. Since 2018, we have reduced water usage by 8.9%.
SUPPLY CHAIN SUSTAINABILITY AND TRACKING
In 2020, we joined the Sustainability Apparel Coalition (SAC) and requested for over 100 of our suppliers to complete the SAC’s Higg Facility Environmental Module (Higg FEM) and Higg Faciliity Social Labor Module (Higg FSLM).
CONSERVING WATER IN RWANDA
Our on purpose fund helped establish rainwater catchment and grey water recycling systems at health and community centers in Masoro, Rwanda.
Traceability & Materials
Quality materials are at the heart of what we create, so knowing the origins of those materials is paramount to our business. Among our 2025 goals: to procure 90% of our leather from Leather Working Group (LWG) Silver- and Gold-rated tanneries; and to achieve 95% transparency and mapping of our raw materials supply chains.
EXPANDING OUR COMMITMENT TO RESPONSIBLE SOURCING
In 2020, 67% of the leather we sourced was from Gold- or Silver- rated tanneries. We will increase the leather we source from LWG Silver-and Gold-rated tanneries to 90% by 2025.
GOLD-RATED TANNERY OPERATES TO HIGHEST STANDARD
PrimeAsia, a supplier of Coach footwear, has earned a Gold Rating from LWG, the industry’s highest standard for environmental performance.
We take part in recycling programs to keep paper, plastics, metals, and electronics out of landfills. Where our teams have a surplus of sample materials, such as fabrics or leathers, we donate these offcuts to several organizations that either donate or recycle these materials. In 2020, we donated 3,120 lbs. to FabScrap.
Reduce & Recycle
We look for ways to encourage recycling in our products to mitigate waste. We are committed to increasing the amount of our packaging that is made from recycled materials, with our 2025 goal to have 75% recycled content in our packaging.
REDUCE, REUSE, REPAIR
We believe one of the easiest ways to help customers cut down on waste is to ensure a long product lifetime. We provide customers at Coach the opportunity to have products repaired by our expert teams to extend their use. In 2020, we repaired a total of 28,258 Coach products, roughly 85% of all products sent back to us.
STUART WEITZMAN PACKAGING REDUCTION INITIATIVE
Stuart Weitzman reduced the paper wrap inside the shoe box from two sheets to one, and reduced the interior board from a thickness of 2 millimeters to 1.5 millimeters, for a total weight reduction of 20%.
TONS OF WASTE DIVERTED TO RECYCLYING
In 2020 across our distribution centers in Jacksonville, Florida, Westchester, Ohio and our offices, we had a total waste consumption of 4,199.73 tons and diverted 87% of this waste from landfills into recycling.