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Kontoor Brands to launch Science-based targets for Wrangler and Lee brands


Owner of the Wranger and Lee brands, Denim giant Kontoor Brands will launch bold new science-based targets for both businesses next year. Kontoor confirmed its commitment with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to develop, validate and publish a target next year, reinforcing Kontoor’s commitment to sustainability. Kontoor also aims to set a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target at is aligned with the United Nations Paris Agreement.

The Science Based Targets initiative is collaboration between CDP Global, the World Resources Institute (WRI), Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), and the UN Global Compact (UNGC). The 2015 Paris Agreement committed 191 world governments to lower greenhouse gas emissions and limit the rise in worldwide temperatures to no more than 2 degrees Celsius. The agreement is widely expected to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon world economy.

The latest announcement reflects Kontoor’s commitment to sustainability across the enterprise and combat climate change as an active member and stakeholder within the greater global community.