Fashion and Environment White Paper that DHL and the British Fashion Council jointly developed, among check lists for design awareness and priorities, supply chain recommendations, energy efficiencies and carbon footprint, deliveries and packaging, extending lifecycles and reuse, the s include strategy recommendations as a starting point to cross reference, shared below.
Understanding your organisation’s impacts
• Have you monitored energy, water and waste data for at least a year?
• Have you surveyed your suppliers/customers about their attitudes to the environment and your products/services?
• Have you used your energy/waste/travel/etc. data to set targets?
• Have you evaluated any impacts from initiatives you have undertaken? (e.g. upgrading lighting to LEDs)
• Have you calculated your carbon footprint?
Questions to ask
1. Do you (or your supplier/s) have an environmental policy?
2. If so, is everyone in your organisation aware of it?
3. Does it cover the entirety of your organisation and its activities?
Environmental Action Plan
5. Do you (or your supplier/s) have an environmental action plan?
6. Is it approved by your senior team / Board?
7. Does it have measurable objectives and targets, with assigned responsibilities?
Linking to your wider business strategy
8. Is environmental sustainability embedded in broader business mission, strategy or planning?
9. Are you committed to environmental procurement and sourcing?
10. Are you communicating with and engaging your stakeholders on environmental sustainability?