Deckers Brands, makers of Ugg, Teva, Hoka One One and Sanuk, has set science-based targets to establish a path to reduce its carbon emissions and released its Fiscal Year 2021 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report, Creating Change. The report details the Goleta, CA-based company’s aspirations for advancing environmental and social improvements across its business, portfolio of brands, global supply chain and communities worldwide. In addition, the report highlights achievements from the reporting year Apr. 1, 2020 through Mar. 31, 2021.
“I am proud of our bold commitment to reducing our environmental footprint through the establishment of science-based targets,” states Dave Powers, CEO and president of Deckers Brands. “Our Creating Change report highlights the positive environmental, social and governance impacts we are making, which is made possible by the collective passion and commitment of our dedicated employees who live by our value of doing good and doing great.”
In FY21, Deckers amplified its environmental efforts, starting with measuring the carbon footprint of its entire value chain. Deckers worked with The Carbon Trust to calculate a Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions baseline (FY19) and has set robust GHG emissions reduction targets. “The Carbon Trust is proud to have supported Deckers with the creation of its science-based targets, aligned to climate science and global ambitions,” says Hugh Jones, managing director.
Deckers has also released its most ambitious Creating Change report to date, which outlines the progress it is making in the areas of materials, waste, water, climate and clean energy, chemistry and consumer safety, human rights, and gender equality, quality education and reduced inequalities. Scope 1 & 2 targets are to reduce absolute GHG emissions by 46 percent by FY30. The Scope 3 target is to reduce GHG emissions 58 percent per $1 million gross profit by FY30.
“While we have made great efforts in our environmental journey, as evidenced by our science-based targets, our social impact has also been tremendous,” says Thomas Garcia, Chief Administrative Officer. “In a year that was filled with so much global uncertainty, we are proud to continue doing good for our communities, the factories in which we operate, and the planet on which we live.”
To learn more about Deckers Brands sustainability and read the full report, please visit www.deckers.com/responsibility.