Responsible Fashion

Sustainability at HUGO BOSS

Our commitment to responsible fashion

Today. Tomorrow. Always.

HUGO BOSS stands for impeccable style, uncompromising quality and a responsible approach to the world around us. We use the RESPONSIBLE label to designate styles whose main fabric is made up of a minimum of 60% certified more sustainable materials, for a reduced impact on the planet. We work continually to reduce our environmental impact and support society, helping to protect our planet for the generations to come.

 

Our dedication to responsible fashion transcends one collection or one season. We are committed to making lasting change - Today. Tomorrow. Always.

We are on a journey

BOSS continues on the path toward a more sustainable approach to fashion. This season, we introduce impactful new pieces crafted from responsible fabrics including organic cotton and recycled polyester.

Today.

Where we stand today*

Throughout the year, customers can find RESPONSIBLE styles within our collections. We continually strive to expand our innovative offerings while embracing the signature design ethos of BOSS and HUGO.

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Products
  • 61% of our cotton comes from more sustainable sources
  • 52% of our leather comes from tanneries that comply with our sustainability standards
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People & Society
  • 93% of our goods come from suppliers who feature in one of the two best levels in social audits
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Environment
  • 18% reduction of CO2 emissions (when compared to 2018)
  • 8% reduction of total water consumption (when compared to 2018)

Tomorrow.

Looking toward the future

We have set ourselves clear and ambitious targets to continually reduce our environmental impact, helping to protect our planet for the generations to come

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Products
  • 100% sustainably sourced cotton by 2025
  • At least 30% of our product offer will consist of RESPONSIBLE styles by 2025
  • 100% of leather comes from tanneries that comply with our sustainability standards by 2025
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People & Society
  • 100% of our goods come from suppliers who feature in one of the two top tiers in social audits by 2025
  • 1,400 school children to receive scholarships from the HUGO BOSS Education Association (Izmir) by 2025
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Environment
  • 30% reduction in CO2 emissions across the entire value chain by 2030 (in comparison to 2018)
  • 40% reduction in water consumption proportionate to our turnover by 2025 (in comparison to 2016)

Always.

A long-standing commitment

We strive to continuously increase the number of RESPONSIBLE products in our collections, and regularly launch innovative and more sustainable product solutions. Through the use of climate-friendly processes, we work to reduce our ecological footprint. Alongside our commitment to using a greater percentage of more sustainable materials, stands our long-term dedication to ethics and to safeguarding social and animal welfare.

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Animal Welfare

Our materials are chosen according to strict criteria, and we adhere to recognized standards for animal and species protection. We do not use farmed fur, and only use leather from sheep, goats, cattle and buffalo that is created as a by-product of the food industry. Furthermore, we only use down that is obtained without live plucking and forced feeding, and do not use any angora wool.

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Responsible chemical management

Together with our suppliers, we ensure that our products are free from dangerous chemicals

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Environmental protection

We are improving our environmental footprint with environmentally and climate-friendly processes. Energy from renewable energies, sustainable architecture, and considerate handling of resources are just some of the measures we are undertaking to achieve this goal.

A timeline of our milestones

Our journey

Where we started, and where we are going

HUGO BOSS is on a journey towards a more sustainable future. Learn more about how we started and continue to evolve our RESPONSIBLE styles each season.

 

The following timeline only includes our featured topics within our collections.

 

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Spring/Summer 2020
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Pre-Spring 2020
  • BOSS Menswear Plastic-Free Capsule (a circular design approach)
  • Continuation of Olivenleder® Styles - environmentally friendly leather tanning
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Fall/Winter 2019
  • BOSS Menswear Traceable Wool Capsule
  • HUGO & BOSS Olivenleder® Capsule - environmentally friendly leather tanning
  • Launch of BOSS Womenswear Piñatex® Sneakers
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Pre-Fall 2018

*2019 status