In 2021, our total valued impact on nature was estimated at €3.1 million – compared to €5.3 million in 2020 and €8.2 million in 2019. In this most recent assessment, there were changes in scope, data availability and the fact that we produced less during the pandemic, therefore it is not possible to directly compare this year’s results with previous years and deduct that we reduced our impact overall. This should also be considered throughout the report.
Our most-used materials by volume were: cotton, 78% of which was organic; polyester and polyurethane; wool, including regenerative wool; forest-friendly viscose and brass.
Where land use has previously represented our largest environmental impact group, it is now greenhouse gases (GHGs) that have the highest impact. This increase is driven by new data captured about our direct operations (Tier 0).