Managing impacts within brand owned, operated and/or controlled facilities (excluding any manufacturing facilities).
G-Star has an awareness of the environmental impacts of its own operations and has included these within its overall CSR Strategy. This strategy recognizes the energy, waste and water impacts of G-Star’s own operations, and prioritises energy and waste as most impactful. G-Star raises awareness of the environmental impact of the brand’s own operations internally and has a team responsible for delivering its sustainability related projects. G-Star has improved its score by demonstrating a consistent measurement of energy consumption from 2014 to 2016, and also identifies potential energy reduction opportunities, resulting in a level 1 score of 90%.
G-Star ensures senior staff members are accountable for its own operations strategy and activities. G-Star has set targets for the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and has maintained a ban on non-durable plastics from previous years. In addition, G-Star has undertaken extensive monitoring of the impacts of waste produced through its own operations. There remains opportunity for the brand to continue its waste reduction activities from previous years by continually identifying new sources of reductions. This results in a score of 54% for level 2.
G-Star has set team specific targets to support implementation of its own operations goals, and also preferentially occupies of buildings with a reduced environmental impact. G-Star’s score dropped as they did not demonstrate that their GHG monitoring process continues to be measured in accordance with industry standards. In addition, G-Star previously demonstrated a reduction in waste from its own operations, but was unable to do so for 2016. G-Star could also formally define a policy on occupying buildings with demonstrably lower environmental impacts. This results in a score of 14% at level 3.