On the occasion of the 50th Earth Day, the Canadian outdoor brand Arc’teryx committed to immediate, scientifically based action against climate change. As an official sponsor of the Earth Day 50 initiative, Arc’teryx will play its part by setting science-based targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The plan aims to achieve two goals that have been reviewed by the Science Based Targets Initiative. The Science Based Targets Initiative is a global team comprising representatives from various partner organizations including the UNGC (UN Global Compact), CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), WWF (World Wildlife Fund) and WIR (World Resources Institute). Earth Day 50 was celebrated virtually (Facebook) on April 19.
The two goals of Arc’teryx’ new environmental roadmap are a 65 percent reduction in absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 for the Arc’teryx headquarters, the Canadian manufacturing facility and the 164 retail stores around the world as well as reducing Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions by 65 percent per unit of value added by 2030 for Arc’teryx materials, products, factories, mills, shipping and distribution centers. To achieve these goals, the brand will apply a strategic, four-step approach that includes the reduction of the environmental impact of materials and product design, the use of renewable energy, increased overall energy efficiency and the development of closed-loop business models.