PART OF A FAMILY: OUR COMMITMENTS TO OUR ENVIRONMENT
10 October 2020
At UGG, we are deeply connected to preserving our environment. We recognize that our global scale is significant, and we have the obligation to advance sustainable business practices, particularly when it comes to the environment.
A central part of our work to protect our environment is our membership, as part of the Deckers family, to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. Our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) keep us accountable and help us to track our progress and commitment in areas that are especially relevant to us, including: Materials; Waste; Water; Gender Equality & Quality Education; Chemistry; Climate & Clean Energy; and Human Rights.
We are committed to continually monitoring and developing our business practices to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions throughout our operations. As part of this, we have installed 1,170 solar panels at UGG HQ, which is also LEED Silver certified to demonstrate its energy efficiency. We are working to substantially reduce waste generation at facilities in our supply chain through refuse, reduction, recycling and reuse. We aim to reduce water usage and improve water quality throughout our operations and the communities in which we operate, and we have worked hard to minimise or eliminate hazardous chemicals throughout our operations.
We recognize that sustainability is a journey, but we are committed to do our part and work towards the goals set forth in the Paris Agreement - namely, to ensure that global warming does not rise above 2°C above pre-industrial levels and aiming to limit warming to 1.5°C.
You can find out how we are progressing against our targets here.