American Eagle Outfitters announces new eco-friendly initiatives

American Eagle Outfitters (AEO Inc.), the parent company of the
American Eagle and Aerie brands, has announced three new commitments
to further its ongoing mission towards becoming more environmentally

AEO Inc. has joined the United Nation’s Fashion Industry Charter
for Climate Action, helping to drive the industry to net-zero
emissions by 2050. The company has also joined a global initiative run
by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP, called RE100, to work
towards the use of renewable power. In addition to joining these
initiatives, AEO Inc. has submitted goals of reducing greenhouse gas
aligned with climate science to Science Based Targets.

The company’s new commitments further an ongoing project towards
sustainability. Last year, AEO Inc. announced a comprehensive plan to
become carbon neutral by 2030. Its plan includes a commitment to water
reduction, energy reduction and increased use of sustainable raw

“At AEO we believe in turning our commitment to sustainability into
action for our customers, our associates and all of our stakeholders,”
Jay Schottenstein, the company’s executive chairman and CEO, said in a
statement. “By working together, as part of a global network to reduce
carbon emissions, we will begin to build a sustainable future through
innovation and collaboration.”


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