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.
LIGHTING UPGRADES TO REDUCE ENERGY USE BY 80%
In 2019, we have been able to reduce our carbon footprint by 2.4% from 2018, and a total of 6.7% from our 2017 baseline.
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. We increased adoptions of Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) purchases from 1,335 MWh in fiscal year 2018 to 3,433 MWh in fiscal year 2019.
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.
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 6.7% reduction in emissions over a 2017 baseline.
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.
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.
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.
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
We will increase the leather we source from LWG Silver- and Gold-rated tanneries from 63% 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.
KATE SPADE ADOPTS ONE MILLION POUNDS OF RECYCLED POLYESTER YARNS
kate spade new york began using recycled polyester in February 2018, since that time, they have purchased over one million pounds of REPREVE®️ Unifi, Inc. fibers, representing 27 million plastic bottles diverted from landfills.
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%.
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. During 2019, our repair facility restored 45,678 Coach products, compared to 43,087 in 2018.
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%.
DISTRIBUTION CENTER ACHIEVES 92% WASTE DIVERSION
Through waste reduction and recycling, our Jacksonville distribution center diverted 92% of their waste from landfills in fiscal 2019, up from 91% in fiscal 2018.