Ralph Lauren sets its comprehensive new global sustainability strategy and goals

by Textile Quotient News Desk
14 Jun 2019

Will train design, product development and merchant teams on sustainable, circular, inclusive and culturally-aware design annually by 2020

Ralph Lauren Corporation unveiled its renewed strategy on Global Citizenship & Sustainability as part of its fiscal year 2019 (FY19) report. The strategy, Design the Change, is both a commitment and a journey to accelerate the Company’s work across citizenship and sustainability and includes a new set of goals that bring clarity and focus to how Ralph Lauren will deliver the change required to create a better future. As part of its commitment, the Company also announced it has signed onto the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), joining other companies across industries to implement universal sustainability principles and to take steps to support UN goals.

“When Ralph founded our Company more than 50 years ago, he did so with the conviction that whatever we create is meant to be worn, loved and passed on for generations,” says Patrice Louvet, CEO and President, Ralph Lauren Corporation. “This philosophy is deeply embedded in our culture and it also inspires Design the Change, a strategy that will accelerate our efforts to create a positive impact in society and a more sustainable future.”

The Ralph Lauren Corporation Board of Directors has formed a Senior Steering Team made up of members of the Global Leadership Team. The company recently appointed its first Chief Sustainability Officer, Halide Alagöz, who also serves as the Company’s Chief Supply Chain Officer.

Design the Change is focused on three areas where Ralph Lauren can create the greatest positive impact: Creating Timeless Style, Protecting the Environment, and Championing better Lives. Its foundation is 16 ambitious goals that will guide the Company’s work across each of these areas.

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