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CREATIVITY OPENS SPACES

Our commitment to environmental and social responsibility is the purest expression of our purpose and values.

We recognise that the long-term success of our business depends on investing in the environmental sustainability of our operations, the resilience of our supply chains and our management of climate change impacts.

Our future depends on it.

MEETING OUR ESG GOALS

COMPANY

  • We are now carbon neutral in own operations globally
  • 100% of our electricity is from renewable sources
  • We have zero operational waste to landfill across our key sites

PRODUCT

  • 99% of our products have at least one social or environmental benefit
  • 84% of our products have at least 3 social or environmental benefits
  • 92% of our leather is sourced from certified tanneriess

COMMUNITY

  • We have supported 1.2m people through our programmes led by the Burberry Foundation


 

BURBERRY BEYOND

WE COMMIT TO CONTINUALLY EVOLVE, INNOVATE AND DEFY CONVENTION TO BUILD A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.

 

 

As a brand built on the desire to explore nature and the great outdoors, our new strategy, Burberry Beyond, is our commitment to be a force for good through how we design, source, create and advocate.

We are determined to be a better company, to create a more sustainable future for luxury, and to have a positive impact on climate, nature and people.

This compels us to draw on our creative spirit, to evolve, innovate and, at times, defy convention.

It also requires us to enhance our metrics to track, guide and report on progress.

We have an industry-leading ambition to be climate positive by 2040

  • Continue to implement Biodiversity strategy by applying a nature-based approach in our value chain
  • We commit to having 100% sustainable and traceable key raw materials by 2025

We will implement company-wide allyship training

  • Continue to take action to support our ambition to be the best place for women to work in our industry
  • We will uphold our global bereavement policy, including for colleagues impacted by pregnancy loss

We will offer support for communities in need

  • Renew our focus on championing young people
  • Take action to support communities underpinned by The Burberry Foundation


 

LEVERS FOR ACTION

There are four main levers for action that will underpin our progress

DESIGN

We will harness our expertise in design, using the freedom creativity brings to usher in a new generation of luxury that not only does no harm, but seeks to have a positive impact.

SOURCE

We will ensure the materials we source are aligned to our ambitions, equipping and empowering our supply chain to achieve meaningful change at scale.

CREATE

As we create, from the manufacturing of garments through to putting on shows, we will carry an ethos of innovation that continues to push boundaries.

ADVOCATE

We will use our voice to call for strengthened policies, standards and behaviour change to drive positive social and environmental impacts.

RECOGNITION

In FY 2021/22, we were recognised for our achievements in environmental and social responsibility

 

FTSE4Good Index: constituent

CDP: ranked in the Leadership band for climate change and recognised in the CDP Supplier Engagement Leaderboard

MSCI: AAA Rating

S&P Global: Yearbook Member

Responsibility100 Index: ranked 10th in the FTSE 100

 

Finance for the Future Sustainability Awards: winner of the Climate Leader Award in 2021

Reuters Responsible Business Awards: highly commended in the Net Zero Transition Award category in 2022

Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index 2022: recognised for the second consecutive year

FTSE Women Leaders Report: named a Best Performer

 

UNFCCC: member of the UN’s Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action (UNFCCC)

European Women on Boards Gender Equality Index: recognised as a Best Practice Leader

 

 

Our contribution to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Committed to a decade of action
Our commitment to ESG is longstanding, grounded in the belief that for sustainable growth we need to stay responsive to the challenges facing the luxury fashion industry and beyond.

Following the United Nations’ ethos of For People and Planet, we are dedicated to enabling social progress and reducing our environmental footprint. We work with a wide range of stakeholders, including our peers, sector experts, supply chain communities and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to help us achieve our ambitions and address the challenges that threaten the environment and the prosperity of our communities.

Our ESG activity is aligned to the Paris Climate Agreement, the UN Global Compact and UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and informed by the SDGs. As part of the United Nations’ 2030 agenda, we are committed to focusing action on driving change via the global Goals.

Find out how we are contributing to the UN's Sustainable Developement Goals

OUR PEOPLE 

Together, we open spaces for creativity to flourish by prioritising our people’s wellbeing and being an open, inclusive and caring employer. By listening to, valuing and amplifying the voices of our colleagues, we ensure Burberry reflects the rich diversity of our customers and our communities, and cultivates a culture of true inclusion and belonging.

 

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ENVIRONMENT

We are creating the next generation of sustainable luxury for our customers and helping transform our industry.


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SUSTAINABILITY BOND

We are committed to using our position and influence to drive social and environmental improvements and foster sustainability innovation in the value chain, from the sourcing of raw materials to the manufacturing of finished products and distribution through our stores and wholesalers. We are also committed to enlist the support of investors in delivering these ambitions by linking Burberry’s sustainability strategy to its funding requirements.

 

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OUR COMMUNITIES

Our five-year Communities agenda focused on supporting and empowering local communities across our value chain, with a goal to positively impact 1 million people by 2022. 
 

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GOVERNANCE

The Board is collectively responsible for promoting Burberry’s long-term success, for setting its strategic aims and ensuring a framework of prudent and effective controls.

 

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REPRESENTATION

We are committed to building strong, diverse teams of outstanding individuals who are inspired by our heritage and fuelled by creativity, curiosity and care.


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“IN THIS REVOLUTIONARY AGE, FEW PEOPLE CAN AFFORD TO BE CARELESS ABOUT THEIR CLOTHES”

Thomas Burberry
(1835-1926)

External assurance of Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures reporting

Burberry is committed to implementing the recommendations of the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). In FY 2021/22 we appointed Ernst & Young LLP (EY) as independent auditors to provide assurance on our TCFD disclosures.

The TCFD Basis of Reporting and Assurance Statement are available below:

Burberry’s full TCFD disclosure can be found in the FY 2021/22 Annual Report