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Environment. “Conserving natural resources”

Environmental and climate protection is given high priority at HUGO BOSS. Against this backdrop, the environmental footprint is to be reduced over the entire value chain – from sourcing of raw materials through to the development and manufacturing of products and on to transportation and retail. HUGO BOSS pursues the aim of significantly reducing its specific CO2 emissions (Scope 1 and 2 Greenhouse Gas Protocol) in relation to sales by 2020. The Group is taking a wide range of measures to this end.

For example, the administrative buildings of HUGO BOSS AG already obtain 84 percent of their energy from renewable sources. HUGO BOSS Ticino (Switzerland) has been supplied with electricity stemming completely from renewable sources already since 2010. Energy management to ISO 50001 introduced for HUGO BOSS’ administrative buildings in 2012 was successfully re-audited in 2013. HUGO BOSS has set itself the objective of continually improving building efficiency. The Group aims to attain recognized sustainability certificates for all newly built operating properties. An important milestone in this respect was reached in 2013. The German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) awarded the new administrative building in Metzingen with its “Gold” certificate as one of the three most sustainable new office and administrative buildings in Germany. HUGO BOSS seeks to obtain “Gold” certification for the new flat-packed goods distribution center in Filderstadt as well.

Furthemore, the Group has taken measures to reduce the volume of CO2 emissions from logistics and distribution processes (Scope 3). Changes in global transport routes have already brought about a significant reduction in this context.

Similarly, the environmental compatibility of the packaging used was subject to critical analysis. As a consequence, the Company will switch over to using a type of environmentally friendly recycled paper (post consumer recycled) for all paper carrier bags of the BOSS core brand in 2014, which means they meet the strictest ecological standards.

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