Environment. “Conserving natural resources”
Environmental and climate protection is given high priority at HUGO BOSS. Against this backdrop, the Group’s environmental footprint is reduced continuously along the entire value chain – from the sourcing of raw materials through to the development and manufacture of products and on to transportation, retail and marketing. In this context, HUGO BOSS has the objective to reduce specific CO2 emissions (Scope 1 and 2 Greenhouse Gas Protocol) in relation to sales by 30% by 2020, in comparison with 2010.
100% of the electricity used by HUGO BOSS AG’s administrative and logistics buildings in Germany is derived from renewable sources. Hugo Boss Ticino (Switzerland) has been supplied with 100% electricity from renewable sources since 2010. The energy management system (DIN EN ISO 50001) implemented by HUGO BOSS AG at its Metzingen headquarters in 2012 was successfully re-audited in 2014. This does not apply to the logistics center in Frickenhausen, the lease for which expired on December 31, 2014. In addition, Izmir, the largest HUGO BOSS production site, was certified according to DIN EN ISO 14001 and DIN EN ISO 50001 for the first time. HUGO BOSS has set itself the objective of continuously improving building efficiency. The Group intends to obtain sustainability certificates for all newly built operating properties. An important milestone in this respect was reached in 2013: The German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) awarded the newest administrative building in Metzingen its “Gold” certificate as one of the three most sustainable new office and administrative buildings in Germany. In 2014, HUGO BOSS received the DGNB “Gold” certification for the new flat-packed goods distribution center in Filderstadt Bonlanden, near Stuttgart. Furthermore, the Group has taken measures to further reduce the volume of CO2 emissions from logistics and distribution processes (Scope 3).
The environmental compatibility of the packaging used was also subjected to critical analysis. As a consequence, the Group switched over to using a more environmentally friendly recycled paper (post-consumer recycled) for all paper carrier bags of the core BOSS brand in 2014, thus meeting the strictest environmental standards.