HUGO BOSS and Quantis work closely to measure the environmental impacts of the global fashion brands’ operations. This work has been put into a white paper that explains the collaborative work on the procedure and results of measuring these environmental impacts.
In order to measure the impact of its products on the environment, HUGO BOSS has been conducting Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) for a range of product categories – such as t-shirts, shirts and leather shoes - since 2009 . When applying LCAs as a basis for the calculation of environmental footprints, HUGO BOSS faced the same challenges as other companies in the apparel sector: The lack of data availability.
For this reason, HUGO BOSS, Quantis as well as other partners started to develop the online tool EcoLogTex, which allows the collection of supplier-specific production data and led to the systematization of LCAs. This allowed the measurement and management of the environmental Impacts of e.g. a cotton t-shirt along the lifecycle.
Extract of the White Paper: Environmental Impact of a cotton t-shirt and its supply chain
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To learn more, read the full article on the research conducted by HUGO BOSS and Quantis.