Reporting Boundary: UK Operations
Emission Sources: Electricity, T&D losses,
natural gas, water, waste, fleet, business
travel, freight and paper
Reporting Period: 01 Jan 2019 – 31 Dec 2019
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Church’s & Co. Ltd., a luxury shoemaker of rich innovation and traditional excellence, has achieved Planet Mark certification.
This is Church’s & Co.’s first year of business carbon footprint reporting and certification to Planet Mark. It has calculated the carbon footprint of its UK operations for the year ending December 2019 and set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually.
Church’s & Co’s total carbon footprint for the year ending December 2019 was 1,061.3 tCO2e and the relative carbon footprint was 2.3 tCO2e per employee.
If Church’s & Co achieve its carbon cutting target, it will save the same amount of carbon as is captured by 70 acres of forest each year.
Church’s & Co also measured its Social Value contribution for the year ending 2019. It reported on three social value measures, totalling a contribution of £37,354.
“It’s a great pleasure to announce that Church’s & Co. has joined the Planet Mark community. The company is evidently committed to doing business in the right way. Church’s is a brand focused on heritage and quality, so tackling the climate crisis head-on makes sense, continuing a long history of embracing positive action. I look forward to continuing this partnership and helping Church’s to decrease its carbon footprint in the coming years.”
As well as committing to cutting its carbon footprint year-on-year, Church’s has made a number of other commitments to further its sustainable credentials. The company has committed to engaging its stakeholders, both internal and external, in reducing their carbon emissions. Church’s has also pledged to protect one ace of endangered rainforest through a collaboration with Planet Mark partner and conservation charity Cool Earth.
As one of the largest contributors to global warming, the fashion industry must take immediate action to create a sustainable future for our clothing. Much has been made of fast and disposable fashion’s legacy of waste. This should not be ignored, quality and longevity are important attributes in sustainable fashion, but it should be combined with a wider view, encompassing the carbon footprint of the whole supply chain. Only then will the fashion industry begin to make strides towards sustainability.