Burberry builds on Climate Positive commitment with biodiversity strategy to protect, restore and regenerate nature

Burberry has announced its biodiversity strategy to support global conservation efforts. Through this plan, Burberry will take action to protect, restore and regenerate nature, helping to slow further global warming as part of the transition towards the 1.5°C pathway set out in the Paris Agreement.

Building on Burberry’s recent commitment to become Climate Positive by 2040, the luxury Company’s biodiversity strategy will expand the scope of its current initiatives, applying a nature-based approach in its own value chain and in areas of greatest need beyond its operations.

The biodiversity strategy encompasses three focus areas:

  • Protecting and restoring nature within and beyond Burberry’s own value chain through projects supported via the Burberry Regeneration Fund.¹
  • Expanding support for farming communities, intensifying existing efforts around farm-level certifications and training where Burberry sources raw materials.
  • Developing regenerative supply chains, applying regenerative and holistic land management practices to grazing or farming systems.

Aligned to the “ARRRT” framework, the strategy covers four impact areas that build upon Burberry’s long-established programmes:

  • Avoid: continuing efforts within Burberry and across its extended supply chain to avoid negative impacts on biodiversity, conservation or the environment.
  • Reduce: reducing Burberry’s impact on biodiversity through the responsible sourcing of key raw materials and ensuring key materials are traceable, certified or recycled by 2025.²
  • Restore & Regenerate: restoring ecosystems within Burberry’s own value chain, working with key partners such as Land to Market at the Savory Institute and the Sustainable Fibre Alliance.
  • Transform: accelerating solutions to drive change and protect vulnerable ecosystems beyond Burberry’s own value chain through our active participation in The Fashion Pact and UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action.

¹ The Burberry Regeneration Fund was established in 2020 to accelerate low-carbon future solutions and invest in nature-based projects.
² Burberry will ensure all key materials are 100% traceable by 2025 e.g. sourcing more sustainable cotton, leather and wool, as well as recycled polyester and nylon.

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