Ralph Lauren pledges to use 100% renewable energy by 2025

Ralph Lauren has pledged to power 100 per cent of its operations with renewable energy by 2025 as it becomes the latest retailer to sign the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action.

The luxury fashion brand announced this week that it would dramatically ramp up its sustainability drive, and power all of its offices, distribution centres and stores with renewable energy by 2025.

To achieve this it aims to invest in virtual power purchase agreements with renewable energy companies, install solar panels at sires across the US and purchase Green Power Products.

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“A world that is beautiful and cared for is the ultimate luxury, and we have a role to play in protecting it by addressing our impacts and creating a more sustainable future” Ralph Lauren’s chief executive Patrice Louvet said in a statement.

“Today, we strengthen our commitment to address climate change, one of the biggest challenges facing our world, by joining the movement of companies driving the adoption of renewable energy and affirming our support for the Paris Agreement.”

Ralph Lauren has also signed the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action in which it pledges to introduce more raw materials with lower climate impact into its supply chain and introduce more energy efficient measures.

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