Ralph Lauren Releases 2023 Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report
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Ralph Lauren Corporation published its 2023 Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report, emphasizing the Company’s ongoing commitment to creating timeless products that are made to live on responsibly, using materials in ways that reduce its products’ environmental impact, and supporting people within its workforce, supply chain and communities. The 2023 report outlines progress across the Company’s Citizenship & Sustainability approach, Timeless by Design, which ensures timelessness is embedded from inspiration through to products’ every use and reuse across generations.
“Ralph’s vision of timelessness is apparent in the beautiful products we create, and it’s our commitment to ensure this vision is carried into how we create and address our impact on the world,” said Katie Ioanilli, Chief Global Impact & Communications Officer, Ralph Lauren Corporation. “Our approach is rooted in science, ambitious goals, collaboration and innovation that, together, will enable us to continue to inspire people to live the life of their dreams.”
As part of its Timeless by Design strategy, the Company continued over the past year to advance on its commitments across three pillars: Create with Intent, Protect the Environment and Champion Better Lives. Highlights include:
- Continuing to support the circular economy with the introduction of Ralph Lauren’s Cradle to Cradle Certified Gold Luxury Cashmere Sweater, the first luxury cashmere C2C Certified product and the first of five iconic products that the Company committed to make C2C Certified by 2025;
- Expanding its efforts to create innovative products with sustainable attributes, including the POLO MIRUM sneaker and crossbody pouch, featuring Natural Fiber Welding’s MIRUM components that are 100% plastic-free and made from plants and minerals;
- Establishing a roadmap to eliminate coal in its supply chain;
- Meeting its zero waste goal by diverting 92% of waste from landfill and incineration across its distribution centers;
- Achieving its goal to increase the number of women in factory leadership by at least 25% two years ahead of schedule, making progress on the path to gender parity in the supply chain; and
- The Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation announcing a $25 million commitment to expand or establish five cancer centers in the U.S. aimed at reducing cancer care inequity in underserved communities and celebrating the opening of the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Prevention at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center as a part of this commitment.