Fashion company Zalando commits to sustainable delivery and operations

by Dublin Gazette
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Zalando, an online shopping mecca, have said that they are committing themselves to carbon neutrality across all of their deliveries and operations.

The pledge comes as part of Zalando’s new ‘do.MORE’ campaign, which sees the European based shopping giant commit to sustainability, aiming for a net-positive impact on people and the planet.

This year alone, the company have switched to over 90% renewable energy across all of their locations.

Single use plastics will also be eliminated by the company, with Zalando hoping by 2023 to have packaging designed with the minimizing of waste in mind.

Currently, their shopping boxes are made from 100% recycled materials, and their shipping bags from 80% recycled plastics.

Kate Heiny, Director Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability at Zalando, said: “We make it easier for customers to shop more sustainably and we experiment and collaborate across the industry to shape a circular, prosperous future for fashion. This is how we will do more to move the entire fashion industry forward, for people and the planet.”

The brand’s own private label, ZIGN, are also committing to sustainability going forward, with the brand hoping to be fully sustainable by Spring / Summer 2020.

Rubin Ritter, the co-CEO of Zalando, says: “The fashion industry is facing sustainability challenges and we know we have been part of the problem. Going forward, our aspiration is to be part of the solution.

“Only those who incorporate sustainability into their business strategy will stay relevant for their customers and we believe that it will be a competitive advantage in the future.”

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