The Aldo Group is the first footwear and accessories company to be certified climate neutral, according to a leading developer of climate action projects.
South Pole has helped the group to measure its carbon footprint in order to identify its greenhouse gas emissions and set a baseline for improvement since 2013, as part of the goal to offset 100% of the carbon emissions produced.
Now it has achieved this aim, it will continue this commitment moving forward.
The Aldo Group focused on improving energy efficiency in its stores and offices, while also upholding initiatives to reduce business travel and product transport emissions.
To offset the remainder of its non-avoidable emissions, it invests in renewable energy certificates and carbon credits which support wind farms and hydroelectricity projects.
“The Aldo Group is driven by one purpose: we are on a journey to create a world of love, confidence and belonging. This is what motivates us to make positive change in the world that goes beyond our brands, products and the services we sell,” said David Bensadoun, CEO of the Aldo Group.
“We recognize the impact our industry has on global climate change and are motivated to attack this problem head-on. We still have work to do, but we strongly believe that a low-carbon future is possible and are committed to doing our part by going climate neutral today. Our goal is to make it easy for our customers to stay fashionable and to choose good.”
Renat Heuberger, CEO and co-founder of South Pole: “We applaud the Aldo Group for its steadfast commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its business and working to create a sustainable society.
“We are proud to have worked with the Aldo Group in its journey to climate neutrality, and we hope that their actions will inspire other retailers to join the movement by also setting ambitious targets and committing to bold climate action.”