Aritzia has built their women’s fashion business and reputation on responsibly designing quality products that endure beyond just one or two seasons. Across their value chain and operations, the company works to strengthen environmental and social contributions to create positive impact. To do so, Aritzia takes an evidence-based approach with a strategy informed by materiality analysis, organizational and labor rights assessment, key prioritization, and a roadmap for the future. This summary highlights the reported priorities and progress made as of 2021.
Aritzia evaluated all tier 1 suppliers against their social and environmental criteria to ensure alignment with business requirements.
Across 40% of their SS21 collection, more sustainable fabrics — ones that either meet a sustainable standard (such as organic, recycled, and animal welfare) or are responsibly farm and forestry sourced — were adopted.
Aritiza made it easier for clients to filter for styles that contain certified organic materials, certified recycled materials, Responsible Down and Responsible Wool products, and wood-based fabrics from sustainably managed forests.
The company’s Super (Re)Puff™ is a puffer jacket crafted with ECONYL® — a regenerated nylon made from reclaimed fishing nets, fabric scraps and post-consumer waste.
The company became operationally carbon neutral through the purchase of renewable energy credits for their electricity usage, and verified carbon standard certified offsets for their fleet vehicles’ gas and natural gas consumption (accounting for the company’s scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions).
Energy-efficient LEDs now make up 95% of lighting across Aritzia’s boutiques.
In 2021, Aritzia completed their first TCFD-aligned CDP Climate Change submission.
The company demonstrated their commitment to human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption by becoming participants of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC).
Aritzia is adopting a Zero Waste Philosophy across all operations to help reduce and divert waste from landfills by eliminating waste at the source through better sorting and recycling.
In 2021, 100% of Aritzia’s retail and eCommerce packaging contains either recycled or FSC content — meeting their Canopy Pack4Good Commitment ahead of schedule.
In honor of Earth Day, Aritzia donated to the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), the nation’s largest land conservation organization to help restore 65 hectares of forests and grasslands for the benefit of regional wildlife and people.
of SS21 collection adopted more sustainable fabrics
of packaging contains recycled or FSC content
We understand that our long term resilience is reliant on our ongoing commitment to People and the Planet.
President & COO, Aritzia
Aritzia recognizes that its business relies on the stability, health and resilience of these vital systems: farmers, manufacturing workers, clients, civil society, climate, water, and biodiversity. Because of this, the company is focused on extending their sustainability programs and accelerating progress to continue driving positive social and environmental impact.
Aritzia’s value chain reflects the company’s understanding of its scope of influence and impact on both people and the planet — from raw material sourcing to third-party manufacturing suppliers, product use, and end-of-life impact. In the company’s operations, meaningful, sustainable change has been made in all Aritzia-managed boutiques, support offices, and distribution centers.
Developing a strategy to fuel our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) work is fundamental to fully delivering Everyday Luxury that elevates the worlds of our People, our clients and our communities.
President & COO, Aritzia
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