If you’re a fan of Canada Goose, you’ll be happy to know that the company has made great strides towards becoming a more sustainable business ever since it fully committed to doing so two years ago through a Sustainable Impact Strategy, where it’s pledged to work towards making all aspects of its business and production greener.
Among the areas of note are on the brand’s more careful selection of recyclable and environment-friendly materials, greener manufacturing processes, increased transparency and accountability in its supply chain, and upholding human and labour rights while embracing diversity and inclusion in its workforce.
Hot off the heels of their newly released Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report in April 2022, here are eight admirable and concrete actions that Canada Goose has taken to better themselves as a company.
- 1. Canada Goose has stopped purchasing fur as of the end of 2021 and will cease manufacturing fur all together by the end of this year.
- 2. It’s earned a certification under the Responsible Down Standard (RDS), an organisation that aims to ensure that down and feathers come from animals that have not been subjected to any unnecessary harm.
- 3. They’ve transitioned over 20 percent of its materials to more sustainable alternatives – or what they refer to in the industry as ‘Preferred Fibres and Materials’ (PFMs) – such as organic cotton and recycled polyester.
- 4. By 2025, Canada Goose expects that 90 percent of their materials will be PFMs.
- 5. Almost 60 percent of its packaging is now sustainable, which include recycled content and other environmentally responsible materials and designs.
- 6. The brand will discontinue the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in its Arctic Tech fabric and will redevelop this proprietary fabric by the end of 2023.
- 7. As it works towards achieving net zero emissions by 2025, it will reduce carbon sources and embrace renewable energy.
- 8. Most recently, the company introduced Kind Fleece, an ultra-soft and breathable fabric made with 62 percent recycled wool; 18 percent wood-based TENCEL™ Lyocell, a biodegradable fibre made from wood; and 13 percent bio-based Sorona® Polymer, a plant-based polymer made from the sugar derived from corn.
Want to know more about Canada Goose? Read their ESG report in full here.
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