Burning coal is the leading cause of toxic pollution. But the fashion industry is putting pressure on countries in Southeast Asia to expand their coal grid to meet the industry’s production needs. As past of one of the most polluting industries in the world, fashion companies need to get serious about reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. We have less than 10 years to cut coal usage by more than half to keep global warming below 1.5°C.
VF Corp. (parent company of Timberland and The North Face) and PVH Corp. (parent company of Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger) have both promised to reduce their global supply chain emissions by 30% by 2030. Similarly, Lululemon has made promises to cut its global supply chain emissions significantly by 2030. These companies' bold renewable energy goals already show that they’re leaders in putting the fashion industry on a greener path. They’ve said they’re working on getting renewable energy in their supply chain, but have they followed through?
Send a message to the CEOs of VF Corp., PVH Corp., and Lululemon to let them know that we are eager for their implementation to start. Your message will help light a friendly fire under their butts and ensure that sustainability is a priority for their company post-COVID.
Your message will be sent to:
Lululemon - Calvin McDonald CEO
PVH Corp. - Emanuel Chirico CEO
VF Corp. - Steve Rendle CEO
There's no time to waste. If we want a climate-safe future then we need a climate-friendly fashion industry. Take action today, and urge these companies to ditch coal and invest in renewables.