Abercrombie & Fitch announces new sustainability targets

Abercrombie & Fitch has jumped on the sustainability bandwagon. The
global apparel retailer has joined over 9,900 other companies in
participating in the United Nations Global Compact, a voluntary
initiative based on CEO commitments to universal sustainability

Along with its participation in the United Nations Global Compact,
Abercrombie & Fitch announced new sustainability targets it aims to
accomplish in the next few years. These goals include responsibly
sourcing its materials by using either recycled fibers or fibers made
with a sustainable process by 2025, reducing water use in denim by 30
percent by 2022 and instituting training programs for its vendor
partners to educate on health and wellness by 2022.

The company developed its sustainability targets to align with the
UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, which address the issues of
poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation and

“Joining the UN Global Compact and setting our new sustainability
targets through 2025 are major steps forward for A&F,” said CEO Fran
Horowitz in a statement. “This is part of a long-term journey we’re on
to ensure that sustainability is truly embedded throughout our entire
organization, with the focus of our new goals being on where we can
have the greatest positive impact by 2025.

“Sustainability is an important part of who we are as a company,
and to our customers, our employees and our partners. These goals
demonstrate our commitment to having an enduring positive impact on
the communities we touch around the world.”


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