Zalando Increases Transparency And Shares First Insights From Sustainability Brand Assessment

With the launch of its sustainability strategy, do.MORE, in October 2019, Zalando committed to continuously increasing its ethical standards, and by 2023 to only work with partners who align with them. Together with this, Zalando has made sustainability assessments mandatory for all brands selling on the platform. In the initial assessment round targeting the first cluster of brands, Zalando received sustainability information from over 250 brands via the Higg BRM. Partners reported on their activities for 2019. Results show that brands are performing better in the social and human rights…

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Zalando Launches New Sustainability Award at Copenhagen Fashion Week

Zalando, Europe’s leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle, is introducing a new Sustainability Award to take place every season of Copenhagen Fashion Week, starting from February 2021. The award aims to encourage fashion brands to explore sustainable alternatives and recognize strategies that contribute to a more sustainable industry. Three finalists have been announced today for the award, which further strengthens and celebrates the three year strategic partnership between Zalando and Copenhagen Fashion Week. Both parties are dedicated to accelerating sustainability within the fashion industry. The three finalists, House of…

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Campaign Against Homophobia, Zalando and MISBHV amplify voices of victims of homophobic attacks in these tragic days in Poland

Zalando, Europe’s leading online platform for fashion joined forces with the Polish brand MISBHV and the NGO Campaign Against Homophobia to create clothes with a socially important message.  They were made from destroyed clothes that LGBTQIA+ people wore during the attacks. The aim of the campaign “Clothes reborn with pride” is to share real stories that prove the scale of homophobia in Poland and to support the Campaign Against Homophobia by sponsoring their legal and psychological support programs. In recent days, the situation of the LGBTQIA+ community in Poland has…

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Zalando, Sustainable Apparel Coalition and Higg Co Set New Sustainability Standard for Brands and Retailers

Zalando, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and Higg Co announced a new collaboration to accelerate a global sustainability standard in the fashion industry. Zalando is the first retailer to use the SAC’s updated version of the Higg Brand & Retail Module (Higg BRM) to make sustainability assessment mandatory for brands selling on its platform. As part of this push toward industry-wide change, Zalando will gather comparable sustainability data from its partner brands to understand where the challenges of the industry are both individually and collectively. Higg BRM data will help…

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Zalando Commits to Renewable Energy

As the leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle in Europe, Zalando is part of one of the most polluting industries. To become part of the solution instead of feeding into the problem, Zalando has committed to a net-zero carbon footprint. To achieve that, Zalando are compensating all CO2 emissions from our own operations, deliveries and returns that are not yet eliminated by operational improvements such as more sustainable packaging or delivery options, via offsetting. An important pillar of reducing Zalando’s impact on the climate as much as possible is…

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