// Guess releases 3rd sustainability report
// The retailer covers the three pillars of its sustainability plan
// The pillars include operating with integrity, empowering people & protecting the environment
Guess has released its third sustainability report, which covers the three pillars of its sustainability plan; “operating with integrity, empowering people and protecting the environment”.
The report has been written in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative Standards for sustainability, and externally assured by KPMG.
The report highlights the fashion retailer’s progress since releasing its second report in 2017, as well as its sustainability goals for 2021.
Since releasing its 2017 sustainability report, Guess has educated over 250 students and associates on sustainability, achieved 10 per cent energy emission reductions from its Fiscal Year 2016 baseline, and trained over 150 supplier factories in top sourcing countries.
Guess has shown commitment to transparency and verification, protecting workers, promoting diversity and inclusion, internal guidelines for product responsibility and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
“In the two years since Guess published our last sustainability report, public interest and awareness has increased dramatically on a wide range of subjects from climate change to circular fashion and from human rights to transparency, diversity and inclusion,” Guess chief executive Carlos Alberini said.
“We understand that authentic, lasting change is expected, and that we must address the urgency and importance of these environmental and social concerns today.”
Guess aims to expand its Diversity Council internationally, educating 100 per cent of product teams on sustainability as well as engaging 100 per cent of North American stores in sustainability initiatives.