// Chanel launches its commitment to tackle climate change – Mission 1.5°
// The initiative will see Chanel reduce its carbon footprint and that of its supply chain,
Chanel has published a new sustainability initiative to directly address climate change and the role the luxury fashion label and retailer can play in lowering its carbon footprint.
Named Chanel Mission 1.5, it derived from the Paris Climate Agreement that set out to limit the planet’s mean global temperature increase to 1.5°C and includes four key commitments.
These include reducing Chanel’s operations and supply chain’s carbon footprint, switching to 100 per cent renewable electricity, balance residual carbon emissions, and fund projects designed to accelerate the transition towards generating a smaller amount of greenhouse gas emissions.
To implement these broad commitments in its own supply chain, Chanel is also investing in new technologies and start-ups, particularly in the field of raw materials and packaging, as well as in scientific climate-research.
“The climate crisis represents the biggest issue of our age and demands urgent action to reduce negative environmental impacts and drive broader change,” Chanel chief sustainability officer Andrea d’Avack said.
“With today’s announcement, Chanel has made a clear commitment to accelerate the move to a lower carbon economy.
“Chanel Mission 1.5° is embedded in our long term vision, and reflects our ambitions to play our part in facing humanity’s biggest challenge and enroll the future of our company in a more sustainable world.”