Parent company of Giorgio Armani, Emporio Armani
Armani has still not committed to reducing thermal coal burning in the manufacturing processes of its supply chain. Nor has the company pledged to source 100% renewable energy in its supply chain by 2030. Armani has also not reported providing any financial support for its suppliers to put in place energy efficiency measures or help them transition to renewable energy. Armani did report some progress in reducing the impact of its transportation and shipping, with policies to pilot low-carbon shipping methods resulting in its upstream transportation and distribution emissions reducing significantly from 2019 to 2021. To keep up with its competitor Kering, Amarni should effectively engage with its suppliers to transition to renewable energy and advocate for its urgent renewable energy needs with key decision-makers to decarbonise its supply chain. It is also essential that the company increase transparency in supply chain emissions and material mix.
Key Findings for Armani
Armani has set a relatively high emissions reduction target for its own operations of 50% by 2030 from a 2019 baseline, although it is still short of the 55% reduction required.
The company has also set an emissions reduction target for its supply chain of 42% by 2029 from a 2019 baseline. This target is also not in line with the 55% reduction required.
Armani has set a renewable energy target in its own operations of 100% for the Group’s European offices and stores by 2025, but there is no global target. And It is not clear whether the energy will be additional to the grid.
Armani has yet to set a target of 100% renewable energy for its supply chain by 2030, which is an essential step for decarbonising its manufacturing.
Coal phase out:
Armani has not publicly set a target to phase out coal-fired boilers from its supply chain by 2030 to reduce air pollution and cut emissions.
Armani publicly reports GHG emissions in its own operations, and in its supply chain. The company does provide a full breakdown of its Scope 3 emissions.
Armani does publicly report its energy use for its own operations, but it does not provide a breakdown of its renewable energy use and how that energy is sourced.
For its supply chain, Armani does not publicly report its energy use, a breakdown of its suppliers’ renewable energy use or how that energy is sourced.
Armani does not provide a supplier list.
Armani does not report providing its suppliers with training and resources or financial support to help them make energy efficiency improvements. But it does require them to make energy savings as a condition of contract.
Armani does not require suppliers to reduce thermal coal demand in their manufacturing processes.
Armani does not report providing its suppliers with training and resources to help them transition to renewable energy. The company does not report providing financial support or incentives to make the energy transition, and does not require suppliers to use renewable energy as a condition of contract.
Armani does require its suppliers to disclose GHG emissions data but does not require them to set GHG emissions reduction targets, and it does not require suppliers to provide facility level data via the Higg Index.
Armani has not made any commitments to phase out fossil fuel based materials.
Armani has made a public policy to ban the sourcing of leather from the Amazon Biome, however, Armani was found to be at high risk of sourcing leather from deforestation in the Amazon Biome according to the Nowhere to Hide report.
Armani has not committed to increasing closed-loop apparel-to-apparel recycling for synthetics and plant-based materials. Armani has not committed to reduce the impact of its raw materials sourcing by switching to organic cotton or cotton sourced from regenerative agriculture by 2030, but its supplier code of conduct includes a preference for “sustainable” or recycled materials.
Armani does not share information about how it is acting to increase circularity and address overproduction by policies to improve the repairability, resale, durability and recyclability of its clothes.
Armani does not publicly report its material mix, its volume of deadstock or how it manages or disposes of its deadstock to reduce waste.
Armani does report its shipping emissions annually and does include shipping emissions in its GHG reduction targets. But it does not provide a breakdown of its transportation methods.
Armani does report having a policy to avoid aviation and commit to slower shipping methods such as maritime, rail and land. The company does not share information about near-term strategies to ship its cargo via cleaner methods, but it did report a 77.1% drop in its upstream transportation and distribution emission from 2019 to 2021.
Armani has not committed to transitioning to zero emissions vessels (ZEV) by 2030. The company has not used its voice publicly to advocate for Zero Emission Shipping.
Armani has not committed to transitioning its last mile delivery to zero emission vehicles.
While Armani is part of the Fashion Pact, a global initiative of companies committed to common environmental goals, this is a minimal effort on the part of the company. Armani should do more to play a part in advocating for renewable energy in the countries that produce its products.
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- “Armani CDP,” 2022.
- “Armani Sustainability Code For Suppliers,”, https://ddf95m9s3iunr.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/ARMANI_SUSTAINABILITY_CODE_FOR_SUPPLIERS.pdf.
- “Fashion Taskforce,”, https://www.sustainable-markets.org/taskforces/fashion-taskforce/taskforces/fashion-taskforce.
- “The Armani Group and Sustainability Report 2021,” November 2022. https://ddf95m9s3iunr.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Sustainability-Report-2021-Armani-Group-EN-1.pdf.