South Pole, a world-leading developer of climate action projects, certified the ALDO group as climate neutral according to South Pole’s climate natural company label criteria. The ALDO group offset 100% of carbon emissions produced in 2017 by corporate stores, offices and distribution centres, and will continue this commitment moving forward. Social consciousness has always been at the heart of the ALDO group actions, as it strives to move the dial forward and influencer society not only in fashion but in social responsibility.
David Bensadoun, CEO of the ALDO group comments – ‘We recognise the impact our industry has on global climate change and are motivated to attack this problem head-on. We still work to do, but we strongly believe that a low-carbon future is possible and are committed to doing our part by going climate neutral today.’
Renat Heuberger, CEO and Co-Founder of South Pole comments – ‘We are proud to have worked with the ALDO group in its journey to climate neutrality, and we hope that their actions will inspire other retailers to join the movement by also setting ambitious targets and committing to bold climate action.
In 2013, the ALDO group calculated it’s carbon footprint and set itself a baseline for improvement. Since then, the company has improved and energy efficiency of its offices and corporate stores, resulting in 33% reduction of its greenhouse gases in only five years. To offset the reminder of its non-avoidable emissions, the ALDO group purchased a Renewable Energy Certificate (RECs) from wind farms located in regions where ALDOs corporate stores are located and invests in high-quality carbon credits that support low-impact, small hydroelectric projects in the brands top sourcing countries.
The ALDO group is now moving into the next phase of it’s low-carbon journey and working to set ambitious new objectives and reduce their carbon footprint even further.