Ralph Lauren pledges to use 100% renewable energy by 2025

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Ralph Lauren pledges to use 100% renewable energy by 2025
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From fashion to food, sustainability is one of the key buzzwords of the moment with many brands looking to step into the eco-revolution.

Earlier this week, Ralph Lauren announced a new plan to reach certain sustainability goals within the next five years. “What might those goals be?” we hear you ask.

Well, the American ready-to-wear brand has pledged that a whopping 100 per cent of its offices, distribution centres and stores around the world will utilise renewable electricity by 2025. Not too shabby, eh?

To achieve its goals, the company will pursue power purchase agreements in North America, as well as evaluate numerous U.S. sites for solar panel installation.

“A world that is beautiful and cared for is the ultimate luxury, and we have a role to play in protecting it by addressing our impacts and creating a more sustainable future” Patrice Louvet, president and CEO of Ralph Lauren Corp said.

“Today, we strengthen our commitment to address climate change, one of the biggest challenges facing our world, by joining the movement of companies driving the adoption of renewable energy and affirming our support for the Paris Agreement.” 

The brand has declared its continuous commitment to the Paris Agreement to combat climate change by becoming part of the "We Are Still In" coalition, urging the U.S. goverment to remain a signatory on the agreement.

Looking to the future, the brand said it will set a science-based greenhouse gas reduction target next year.

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