UGG Commits to Measureable Progress in its Commitment to People,…
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UGG Commits to Measurable Progress in its Commitment to People, Planet and Product

7 January 2022

When it comes to reducing our environmental impact, we need to listen to the science.

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), It is clear more needs to be done across the corporate sector as a whole to reduce emissions.

So how can we be sure that as a company, we’re doing enough to keep us on track? That’s where the Science-Based Targets Initiative

(SBTi) comes in.

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What are science-based targets?

Science-based targets provide companies with a clearly defined path to reduce emissions in line with the Paris Agreement, which was a call to action to limit global warming.

Science-based target initiative (SBTi) is the institution that validates reduction targets set by companies.

Our parent company, Deckers Brands has filed Science-Based Targets which were approved by the Science-Based Targets Initiative. Over 99% of Deckers’ carbon footprint occurs at Scope 3, and the majority is due to raw material extraction and raw material manufacturing. Knowing that materials are our greatest impact, UGG adopted its own internal goals to support Deckers’ efforts towards achieving its science-based targets.

How much is UGG committing to reducing its emissions?

Deckers Brands, our parent company, filed science-based targets with the SBTi, and UGG has set robust targets for ourselves including reducing our greenhouse gas emissions for our footwear by 40% per pair and lowering our energy usage by 35% per pair when compared to a FY19 baseline.

We’re committed to doing good for the planet and making good products using more preferred material content. UGG® aims to be as transparent as possible with consumers. For more details, from full material breakdowns to waste diversion percentages to carbon accounting, please review the Deckers Brands’ CR Report here.

Moving towards becoming a regenerative company

Committing to science-based targets is a bold next step on our journey to becoming a regenerative brand, and you can track our latest progress in our Annual Sustainability Report.

For UGG, this means shifting from conventional systems, instead looking at our brand in a holistic manner to reduce the negative aspects and promote positive, long-lasting impacts across the entire company.

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