Environmental Sustainability in the Supply Chain
Much of the apparel, footwear, accessories, and home-related merchandise sold in our Stores is purchased from suppliers after they have been produced to other retailers’ specifications. This creates a challenge when we try to influence our upstream Scope 3 emissions. However, in support of our ambition to reach net-zero GHG emissions by 2050 or sooner, we are continuing to examine Scope 3 emissions that occur in our supply chain.
In terms of environmental compliance in our supply chain, we require that vendors sell us only products that comply with applicable laws, including those related to environmental protection and product safety; we will not knowingly purchase products made in violation of established environmental or consumer product safety requirements.
Additionally, we maintain a large supply chain with a broad network of suppliers to give us flexibility in the event that any of our individual suppliers are impaired by climate-related issues.
Additional details are available in the “Conducting Business Ethically” section.