Ermenegildo Zegna, Mango and more sign up to the Fashion Pact
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Representatives of the companies that signed the Fashion Pact met for the first time yesterday in Paris to define the organizational arrangements for the coalition.
In the context of the G7 Summit held in Biarritz, 32 companies in the fashion and textile industry made a pledge to work towards shared and concrete goals in three areas: Climate, Biodiversity and Oceans. The Fashion Pact was presented by Kering Chairman and CEO François-Henri Pinault to the Heads of State who met at the summit in Biarritz on August 26, 2019.
‘The Fashion Pact is a remarkable step forward aiming to proactively act for a sustainable world. The first meeting has been finally held in Paris, demonstrating that if we join our forces we can reach the goals, pursuing all together tangible actions towards the wellbeing of our planet. As Zegna it has been quite natural to embrace this challenge that perfectly matches with our vision where respect and care of environment and community have always been fundamental values’, Gildo Zegna, CEO of Ermenegildo Zegna, says.
Today, a further 24 companies in the fashion and textile industry, all of them already involved in a separate environmental strategy, have announced that they are joining the coalition. This brings the total number of signatories to 56 and the number of brands involved to around 250.
The 24 new signatories are (in alphabetical order):
AUCHAN RETAIL, BALLY, CALZEDONIA GROUP, CELIO, DAMARTEX GROUP, DECATHLON,
EL CORTE INGLES, ERALDA, ETAM GROUP, FARFETCH, FIGARET, GANT, GEOX, GROUPE BEAUMANOIR, GROUPE ERAM, GTS GROUP, KIABI, LADY LAWYER FASHION ARCHIVE, MANGO, NANA JUDY, PAUL & JOE, PROMOD, SPARTOO-ANDRE, THE VISUALITY CORPORATION.
Discussions at the working meeting focused on the governance of the Fashion Pact, the organization of the work to be carried out by its members as well as the translation of their commitments into practical goals. A decision was made to share an initial report on the progress achieved in September 2020.
After the meeting, France's Deputy Minister of Ecological and Solidary Transition, Brune Poirson, joined the participants to congratulate the signatory companies for their work and for following up on the commitments they made.A total of 56 companies form part of the Fashion Pact, which aims to minimise the environmental impact of the textile and fashion industry by focusing on three key areas: climate, biodiversity and oceans.
MANGO is moving forward with its commitment towards sustainability and has signed up to the Fashion Pact, a global coalition which aims to promote the environmental sustainability of the textile and fashion sectors. The company is one of the 24 signatories that signed up to this global pact on Thursday, which a total of 56 companies and 250 brands now form a part of.
Signing up to this pact is part of MANGO’s commitment to make environmental sustainability one of its core strategies. In this regard, the company carries out all its daily activities adopting environment-friendly and sustainable development criteria in all areas of its business.
“The Fashion Pact will set out the actions to be carried out in the coming years through the agreements entered into, which will allow us to move forward collectively in favour of sustainability and to the benefit of the entire industry”, explains Beatriz Bayo, MANGO’s CSR Director.
The global pact commits all its signatories to work collectively to minimise the environmental impact of the textile and fashion industry by focusing on three key areas: fighting against climate change, preserving biodiversity and protect the oceans.
The first work meeting took place in Paris on Thursday. The discussions focused on the governance of the Fashion Pact, organising the work to be carried out by its members, and translating its commitments into practical goals. In this regard, the companies committed to share a preliminary report on the progress achieved by each one in September 2020. France's Deputy Minister for Ecological and Solidarity Transition, Brune Poirson, joined the end of the meeting to congratulate the companies for their work and for the commitments entered into.