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34.04% increase

Chanel is showing signs of working to find solutions to reduce the carbon footprint of transportation. Because of the transition away from air transport towards sea, its transportation related emissions between 2019 and 2021 show a reduction. While Chanel has committed to phasing out coal from the supply chain by 2030 through joining the UN Fashion Charter, it has not reported providing financial or other incentives to its suppliers to reduce reliance on fossil fuels or engaging in renewable energy advocacy. Till now, the luxury apparel and accessory brand has not demonstrated any effective progress increasing closed-loop apparel-to apparel recycling for synthetics or phasing out materials, such as leather and viscose, sourced from practices contributing to deforestation. To address the climate breakdown, Chanel should set more ambitious emissions reduction targets for both its own operations and its supply chain and develop short-term plans to help achieve the targets.

Key Findings for Chanel

GHG emissions:
Chanel has set an emissions reduction target for its own operations of 50% by 2030 from a 2019 baseline, which is not in line with keeping warming below 1.5°C.
The company has also set an absolute emissions reduction target for its supply chain of only 10% by 2030. This target is far from enough to be in line with keeping warming below 1.5°C.

Renewable energy:
Chanel has set a renewable energy target in its own operations of 100% by 2030, but the energy will be a mix of additional to the grid and renewable energy credits.
Chanel 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:
As a signatory of the renewed UN Fashion Charter, Chanel has committed to phasing out coal-fired boilers from its supply chain by 2030 to reduce air pollution and cut emissions.

GHG emissions:
Chanel 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.

Energy use:
Chanel does publicly report its energy use for its own operations, including a breakdown of its renewable energy use and how that energy is sourced.
For its supply chain, Chanel does not publicly report its energy use, it does not provide a breakdown of its suppliers’ renewable energy use or how that energy is sourced.

Chanel does not provide a supplier list.

Chanel does report engaging its suppliers on energy efficiency improvements by providing anecdotal information on measures taken at owned supplier facilities, but should offer more in-depth training and resources. Chanel does not report providing its major suppliers with financial incentives for energy efficiency measures, and does not require them to make energy savings as a condition of contract.

Chanel does not require suppliers to reduce thermal coal demand in their manufacturing processes.

Chanel reports providing its suppliers with anecdotal information on renewable energy measures taken at owned supplier facilities. 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.

Chanel does not require its suppliers to set GHG emissions reduction targets or science-based emissions reduction targets, and does not require suppliers to provide facility level data via the Higg Index and annually report GHG emissions.

Chanel has not made any commitments to phase out fossil fuel based materials.

Chanel has not made a public policy to ban the sourcing of leather from the Amazon Biome or taken measurable steps to ensure that Amazon leather is not contributing to deforestation, and the company does not appear to have processes in place to avoid leather sourced from deforested regions. Chanel does not have a general policy against contributing to deforestation through other materials including cellulose-based fabrics.

Low-carbon materials:
Chanel has not committed to increasing closed-loop apparel-to-apparel recycling for synthetics and plant-based materials. Chanel 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.

Increasing circularity:
Chanel is not acting to increase circularity and address overproduction by policies to improve the repairability, resale, durability and recyclability of its clothes, although it does have care and repair programs available to customers.

Chanel does not publicly report its material mix, its volume of deadstock or how it manages or disposes of its deadstock to reduce waste.

Chanel 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.

Chanel does report having a policy to avoid aviation and commit to slower shipping methods such as maritime, rail and land. The company does not report having a near-term plan to ship its cargo via cleaner methods, but according to its emissions data it did achieve a 20.4% reduction in its upstream transportation and distribution emissions from 2019 to 2021.

Chanel 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.

Chanel has not committed to transitioning its last mile delivery to zero emission vehicles.

It is not discernible that Chanel engaged in any international or supply chain advocacy in support of renewable energy during the Scorecard period.

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