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Our Planet

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.

 

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GHG Emissions


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.

 

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LIGHTING UPGRADES TO REDUCE ENERGY USE BY 80%

By retrofitting lighting systems, our kate spade new york distribution center in West Chester, Ohio, expects to reduce energy use by 80% on average.

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POWERING OUR STORES WITH RENEWABLE ENERGY

Working with Tradition Energy, our retail stores have begun switching to 100% renewable energy, such as wind and solar power.

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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.

 

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Emissions Snapshot


In line with the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), Tapestry has committed to reducing its Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 20% over a 2017 baseline, and reducing its Scope 3 emissions from ocean and air freight by 20% over a 2017 baseline. To date, we’ve achieved a 4.4% reduction in emissions over a 2017 baseline.

 

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Conserving Water


The leather goods and apparel industries are large users of water across the entire value chain—from farming raw materials such as cattle and cotton, to dyeing and finishing garments and handbags. Addressing water issues is complex, so we are thinking about water in a cross-disciplinary way, addressing both our direct use and usage throughout our supply chain.

 

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REUSING RAINWATER AT OUR NY HEADQUARTERS

Tapestry’s NY headquarters collects rainwater in a 60,000-gallon storage tank, helping to irrigate our plants and trees and keep the Hudson River clean.

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INCREASING WATER EFFICIENCY AT LEATHER TANNERIES

Our goal of sourcing more leather from LWG Silver- and Gold-rated tanneries will require our suppliers to meet strict water use and wastewater requirements.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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EXPANDING OUR COMMITMENT TO RESPONSIBLE SOURCING

We will increase the leather we source from LWG Silver- and Gold-rated tanneries from 63% to 90% by 2025.

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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.

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MAPPING OUR SUPPLY CHAIN TO ENSURE TRANSPARENCY

We believe a transparent supply chain is an ethical supply chain, and by mapping our raw materials, we can share the origins of our products with our customers.

 

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Reduce & Recycle


Reducing waste is foundational to our corporate responsibility strategy. Our 2025 goals include increasing the recycled content in our packaging materials from 40% to 75%, and increasing our diversion rate at our North America corporate offices and distribution centers by 25%.

 

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COACH PROVIDES REPAIRS TO PROLONG THE LIFE OF HANDBAGS

Our Coach Repair Workshop in Carlstadt, NJ, offers complimentary repairs for products under warranty, so our customers can enjoy their handbags for longer.

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Stuart Weitzman Utilizes Recycled Packaging

Stuart Weitzman packaging is 100% reusable and is made from 40% post-consumer waste.

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DISTRIBUTION CENTER ACHIEVES 91% WASTE DIVERSION

Through waste reduction and recycling, our Jacksonville distribution center diverted 91% of their waste from landfills in fiscal 2018.