This is a result of the CanopyStyle Audits, a third-party verification of the world’s largest viscose producers completed by Rainforest Alliance. These audits represent a major step in transforming the environmental footprint of the rayon/viscose supply chain and preserving endangered forests. Our suppliers also received the highest ranking in Canopy’s Hot Button Report.
FSC certified wood, paper and packaging
All of the paper and packaging we use is FSC-certified or from recycled sources. This helps to ensure that, like our forest-friendly viscose, the rest of our tree-based materials are also never from ancient and endangered forests – ensuring that there is no net loss and that we are not contributing to deforestation.
Against animal testing
Always in line with our cruelty-free ethos, we are proud to confirm that none of our products are tested on animals.
STELLA by Stella McCartney is a responsible alternative to luxury skincare, developed in partnership with LVMH Beauty Division, that supports caring for ourselves and Mother Earth in perfect harmony. We always stand by our vegan and cruelty-free principles at heart and each STELLA formulation is made with at least 99% natural-origin ingredients.
Our stores and offices
As a forward-thinking brand, we strive to make responsible decisions in every part of our business, including the way that we design and operate our stores and offices.
In 2012, we banned the use of plastic water bottles in our stores and offices – encouraging all colleagues to use reusable alternatives.
Since 2013, all of our new stores have been lit with LED lighting that uses 75% less energy than traditional bulbs and last over 25 times longer than conventional options5. We use 100% renewable energy sources in our Old Bond Street flagship store and head office in London. They are powered by Ecotricity, a renewable energy company investing its revenue into building new wind turbines.
Wherever possible, we purchase our store fittings and office furniture locally or from auctions to give them a new lease of life. We recently gave our old office chairs to Rype Office, a furniture refurbishment company, to avoid sending them to landfill or needing to be broken down for recycling.
We offer planet-friendly schemes for our teams, including Cushon pensions scheme and rewards with Plants for Perks. We encourage colleagues to volunteer for at least three days in the year, which falls outside of annual leave allowances.
We are committed to reducing our waste and use of virgin raw materials, as well as increasing the use of repurposed, recycled and regenerative alternatives.
We launched our first consumer-facing product take-back and recycling scheme within the Spring 2023 collection, where one item has been designed for this system (designed for disassembly). Stella McCartney is trialling the scheme with a supply chain partner, with the expectation that this will continue and grow going forward – covering a greater portion of materials, styles and collections over the years to enable and encourage customers to keep materials in circulation once they have left Stella McCartney ownership after the point of sale.
Discover more about circularity at Stella McCartney.