Asos and Primark set out new green pledges

Asos and Primark set out new green pledges

By Manoa Dawaibalavu
Saturday 18/09/2021
[Photo: BBC]

Fashion firms Asos and Primark have announced new sustainability commitments, with both saying they will keep prices affordable.

Asos says it is aiming to achieve a net-zero impact on the environment by 2030.

Primark says its clothes will be made using recycled or "more sustainably sourced materials" by the same date.

The budget retailer has also promised to halve carbon emissions across its operations.

Critics warned, however, that these goals will be hard to track as fast-fashion supply chains often lack transparency.

On Thursday, Asos set out new environmental and social targets.

They include Reducing carbon emissions generated by its clothes production and deliveries.

Ensuring all of its own-brand products are made from sustainable or recycled materials by 2030.

Giving customers more information on its supply chain.

Recruiting a more diverse workforce, including 50% female representation across its leadership team.

[Source: BBC]

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