Deckers Brands has released its Creating Change FY20 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report, in which the group highlights its achievements toward its sustainable development goals during the reporting year from Apr. 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020. Deckers owns a portfolio of footwear, apparel and accessories brands for casual lifestyle use and high performance activities which includes UGG, Hoka One One, Koolaburra, Sanuk, and Teva.
Among its CSR (corporate social responsibility) achievements, the company said that more than 97 percent of the hides used in its products are now sourced from tanneries certified by the Leather Working Group (LWG), with a commitment to reach 100 percent by 2022. Furthermore, over 97 percent of the wool used by Deckers is repurposed wool, harvested from its twinface sheepskin product.
The company is also approaching the completion of a lifecycle assessment of its raw materials, in view of pursuing more sustainable material alternatives in its products. In addition, the report highlights Deckers’ commitment to explore more sophisticated carbon accounting measures, including working with expert partners, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement, with plans to set Science Based Targets in 2021. The company has also committed to turn its distribution center in Moreno Valley, California into a zero-waste facility by 2023.
Finally, with reference to the Covid-19 crisis, Deckers has committed more than $1 million in relief donations. Further details of the company’s sustainability efforts and achievements can be found at http://www.deckers.com/responsibility.