Luxury brand Ralph Lauren has announced pledges to power their global offices, distribution centers, and stores with renewable energy by 2025. The company made this commitment to sustainability in line with several other big brands joining the force of reputed and established businesses to fight the evils of climate change. The American brand’s CEO Patrice Louvet said in a statement that “a world that is beautiful and cared for is the ultimate luxury” and that we have a “role in protecting it by addressing our impacts and creating a more sustainable future.”
RL has also joined the RE100 – a climate group of the world’s most influential companies committed to 100% renewable power. They will be looking into having virtual power purchase agreements in North America and also assess a few US sites for onsite solar power installations. As well as these, for all remaining electricity use, the company will buy Green Power Products such as Renewable Energy Certificates, Guarantees of Origin and International Renewable Energy Credits.
Additionally, the brand has also signed the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action where they aim to introduce raw materials with lesser climate impact within supply chain and introduce higher measures towards energy efficiency.
Five years is not a long stretch – we just have to wait and watch this space.