Burberry is the leading luxury brand in the 2018 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). The index is a trusted benchmark for investors who integrate sustainability considerations into their decision-making and investments. It is a significant global metric, evaluating economic, environmental and social factors.
Burberry will no longer use real fur, and will phase out existing real fur products. Burberry is passionate about finding ways to be socially and environmentally responsible in everything it does, from investing in the communities at the heart of the business to creating innovative ways to tackle the most pressing issues faced by the industry.
The brand has launched a five-year partnership with sustainable luxury company Elvis & Kresse to transform 120 tons of leather offcuts into new products. Burberry also has ongoing partnerships in the UK and Italy to recycle textiles. Burberry procured 48 per cent of its total energy (including 56 per cent of its electricity) from renewable sources in 2017-18, an increase of 24 per cent from the previous year. Burberry is also a member of RE100 to drive demand for low carbon power. Burberry has also decided to stop the practice of destroying unsaleable products. So far, Burberry has positively impacted 23,000 people through global community programs.