Building upon the three pillars of sustainability identified in our 2017 plan, the report sets new, ambitious goals for Operating with Integrity, Empowering our People and Protecting our Environment.
Our 2021 goals include:
25% of denim to meet SMART GUESS guidelines
15% greenhouse gas emissions reduction; Science Based Targets pending
Expanding our Council for Diversity and Inclusion internationally
Third-party verification of sustainability reporting
To see all of our sustainability commitments and progress to date,
view the full report or visit sustainability.guess.com
The SMART GUESS Collection is a result of our everyday effort to be more mindful of the earth
SMART GUESS products are made with environmentally conscious materials and manufacturing processes.
Less water used in the denim wash process during production
Materials from responsibly managed farms and forests
New technologies and processes reduce use of chemicals
As part of our commitment to responsible materials sourcing, we are proud to announce that we have joined the CanopyStyle initiative to help protect ancient and endangered forests.
Our SMART GUESS eco collection uses innovative materials sourced from sustainably managed forests and with new recycling technology, reduces waste and our reliance on natural resources.
GUESS has partnered with global textile recycler I:CO to help clothing and shoes find new homes. Unwearable items are transformed into new products.
We’re committed to a circular fashion system: the idea that fashion should continuously be reused, reworn and recycled. We plan to expand the program globally by 2020.
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Ask your local GUESS Green Ambassador to learn more.
At GUESS, we are working to improve our impact on the environment. We strive to build a culture of care throughout the business.
We’ve reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by 10% per square foot.
Our LED light retrofit project resulted in over 25% energy savings.
At our global headquarters in Los Angeles, we provide electric vehicle charging stations at no cost to associates, offer rideshare incentives and have implemented a recycling program which has resulted in a reduction of waste sent to landfill by two-thirds.
Reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by 10% per square foot
We believe that a collaborative approach to addressing systemic social challenges within the industry will produce more sustainable solutions. Working with supplier partners to ensure international standards for human and labor rights are upheld, GUESS coordinates oversight and remediation efforts, and has developed supplier training and a program for worker empowerment.
GUESS is proud to partner with The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), an organization that works with cotton farmers, helping them to use water efficiently and care for the environment, as well as promote higher standards of work during cotton production.
In partnership with Planet Water Foundation,we funded an AquaTower system to provide clean water at a primary school in Juncos, Puerto Rico, and sponsored a clean water well in India through Charity:Water. We also host an annual beach cleanup with Heal the Bay in California.
We’re educating students and GUESS associates through our annual sustainability class at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. The class is available at no cost to selected attendees and covers topics such as future materials, zero waste design and denim innovation.