Zara set new ambitious sustainability goals
Inditex, the company who owns Zara, announces plans to cut emissions, use low-impact fibres, expand their circularity projects and pursue new biodiversity initiatives by 2030.
Inditex, the company who owns Zara, announces plan to cut emissions, use low-impact fibres, expand their circularity projects and pursue new biodiversity initiatives by 2030.
Óscar García Maceiras announced the Inditex’s new sustainability targets, with ambitions of 100% of the textile fibres used by Inditex by 2030 to deliver a lower impact on the environment by using materials created through technological innovation, recycled textiles and raw materials grown using organic and regenerative farming practices.
Moreover, Inditex plans to cut emissions along its value chain by 50% in 2030 (on the path to attaining net zero emissions by 2040), expand its circularity projects and pursue new biodiversity initiatives which will recover and regenerate at least five million hectares in different parts of the world.
Inditex’s steps towards a more sustainable model:
At the centre of their new targets, innovation and collaboration are the cornerstones, set with the aim of advancing towards an increasingly sustainable value chain. More specifically, the Group has established the following four priority initiatives:
- Lower-impact Fibres: by 2030, Inditex will only use textile materials that deliver a lower impact on the environment: around 40% of the fibres used by the Inditex brands will come from conventional recycling processes; roughly 25% will be next-generation fibres and 25% will hail from organic or regenerative farming practices.
- Supply chain transformation: fuelling social and environmental transformation across our supply chain. Social transformation will stem from our “Workers at the Centre” strategy, and our Environmental Transformation Programme centres around water, discharges, chemical product management and energy.
- Biodiversity: Supporting projects for the protection, restoration or regeneration of up to 5 million hectares, so helping to upgrade their biodiversity.
- Continuing to extend circularity initiatives such as Zara Pre-Owned.
These four priority initiatives, alongside others, will enable Inditex to reduce its emissions by over 50% in 2030, on its path to achieving net zero emissions in 2040, with a reduction of at least 90%.