Accelerating science-based climate targets for the fashion industry.
FASHION LEAP FOR CLIMATE is founded by:
About FASHION LEAP FOR CLIMATE
Our industry needs to leap to new levels of climate action that are aligned with science. That is why ABOUT YOU, YOOX NET-A-PORTER and ZALANDO have developed and funded an industry-led initiative to drive climate education, engagement, and action in the fashion industry.
Brand partners of ABOUT YOU, YOOX NET-A-PORTER and ZALANDO are eligible to join the FASHION LEAP FOR CLIMATE learning platform at no cost, to unlock the journey of:
Measuring greenhouse gas emissions
Setting targets that align with climate science
Why join FASHION LEAP FOR CLIMATE?
Unlock science-based targets
Setting science-based targets enables your company to define a clear path for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. FASHION LEAP FOR CLIMATE is designed to make the process easy to understand and implement.
Receive step-by-step guidance
Gain deep knowledge and actionable advice on measuring your company’s carbon footprint and setting science-based targets.
Train teams & secure internal commitment
Raise internal awareness, engage key stakeholders, and secure company-wide buy-in to measure and reduce carbon emissions. FASHION LEAP FOR CLIMATE offers different learning paths for every skill level and pace.
Engage with climate experts
FASHION LEAP FOR CLIMATE offers an opportunity to engage with climate experts during live webinars and community exchange.
Support the transition to a climate-resilient future
Help accelerate the pace of progress towards a climate-resilient future and be recognized as a leader in the fight against climate change.
The learning journey in 4 steps
The FASHION LEAP FOR CLIMATE learning journey provides step-by-step guidance on how to quickly get up to speed on your company’s science-based targets journey – from measuring emissions and setting robust targets aligned with climate science, to submitting your targets to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
What to expect:
- 10-hour learning journey across 5 weeks
- 4 modules with focused lessons and webinars
- Dedicated space to engage with sustainability experts
- Free of charge for brand partners
85% increase in understanding reported by brand partners, as the ‘FASHION LEAP FOR CLIMATE’ programme opens for its second year.
ABOUT YOU, YOOX NET‑A‑PORTER and ZALANDO join forces to launch new climate action initiative for fashion brands
Frequently asked questions
Why should fashion brands care about climate action?
Given the growing imperative to take an ambitious position on climate action due to the increasing effects of climate change, we all share in the responsibility of reducing carbon emissions across the fashion industry to limit global warming to 1.5°C.
The more partners setting targets across the entire value chain, the more we can help to future-proof the fashion industry and lead the way to a zero-carbon economy. ABOUT YOU, YOOX NET-A-PORTER and ZALANDO come together in this initiative to convene, advocate and support its partners to take the first step in this journey.
Why should climate targets be aligned with science?
Science-based targets provide companies with a clearly defined path to reduce carbon emissions in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement. They show your company how much and how quickly it needs to reduce GHG emissions to prevent the worst impacts of climate change.
The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has become the global standard for establishing corporate climate pledges. Over 1,000 companies worldwide have already committed to setting emissions reduction targets through the initiative, since 2015.
What is the benefit for fashion brands to join FASHION LEAP FOR CLIMATE?
Measuring a corporate carbon footprint and developing robust climate targets may seem like a daunting task. The FASHION LEAP FOR CLIMATE learning journey, designed together with Quantis, a leading science-based sustainability consultancy, is designed to make the process easy to understand and implement. It equips brand partners with deep knowledge of science-based targets as well as the necessary know-how to measure a corporate carbon footprint, set climate targets and submit these to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
How can fashion brands sign up for FASHION LEAP FOR CLIMATE?
The FASHION LEAP FOR CLIMATE learning programme is available to brand partners of ABOUT YOU, YOOX NET-A-PORTER AND ZALANDO as of early 2023. Moving forward, the founding retailers envision the learning platform to become an industry-wide initiative open to all eligible fashion brands and retailers committed to ambitious climate action and to creating a more sustainable future in fashion.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form to express your interest in joining the learning platform.
How many people within my company can participate in the learning programme?
To offer a personalised experience and to allow for a meaningful learning journey, we are currently inviting up to three participants per brand partner to join the platform. We encourage involvement from representatives across different departments – such as Procurement, R&D/Innovation, Sustainability – as target setting requires engagement and buy-in from across the company, but selection of participants is at the discretion of our brand partners.
Is FASHION LEAP FOR CLIMATE sponsored by the SBTi?
The learning platform is part of an industry-led, antitrust-compliant initiative created by ABOUT YOU, YOOX NET-A-PORTER and ZALANDO, in partnership with sustainability consultancy Quantis. While it is not sponsored by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), the content is fully aligned with the latest SBTi guidance and criteria.
Why did ABOUT YOU, YOOX NET-A-PORTER AND ZALANDO join forces to create FASHION LEAP FOR CLIMATE?
ABOUT YOU, YOOX NET-A-PORTER AND ZALANDO strongly believe in the importance and urgency of aligning the fashion industry and their supply chains with GHG emission reduction trajectories based on the latest climate science.
Individually, each company has committed to climate action by measuring their carbon footprint and setting science-based targets for direct and indirect emissions (Scope 1, 2 and 3) through the Science Based Targets initiative in 2020 and 2021. With the majority of emissions coming from purchased products sold on the retailers’ platforms, the critical part of this work means supporting their brand partners to also set science-based targets by 2025, a commitment which forms part of each retailer’s own Scope 3 SBTs.
ABOUT YOU, YOOX NET-A-PORTER AND ZALANDO believe that by joining forces through a pre-competitive initiative to address a shared goal in a competition law compliant manner, they have the reach to drive large-scale impact to benefit the wider fashion industry.
What support can I expect from the founding retailers after completing the learning journey?
ABOUT YOU, YOOX NET-A-PORTER AND ZALANDO are committed to supporting brand partners on their target-setting journey by sharing lessons learned, industry best practices and tailored materials. Brand partners are encouraged to contact their brand relationship managers for further details on available support services.
What is the role of Quantis in this initiative?
As a leading science-based sustainability consultancy with expertise in climate strategy & sustainability communications, Quantis brings the necessary expertise to create and facilitate an engaging, scientifically grounded learning experience. Quantis has successfully guided over 60 companies along their SBT target setting and/or SBTi submission process. Throughout the learning journey, fashion brands will have the opportunity to learn from each other regarding science-based climate goals and to engage with Quantis’ sustainability experts during live webinars and discussions.
How long does the learning programme last?
The learning journey lasts approximately 10 hours across 6 weeks and consists of a blended learning experience including self-paced learning using small, focused lessons as well as webinars and participatory learning such as gamification and community learning alongside brand peers similarly working on their climate target-setting journey.
How much does it cost for a brand to join FASHION LEAP FOR CLIMATE?
FASHION LEAP FOR CLIMATE is funded by ABOUT YOU, YOOX NET-A-PORTER AND ZALANDO, in order to offer this customised programme at no cost to their brand partners.
How can I be sure that any information provided is treated confidentially?
To ensure compliance with anti-trust law amongst the e-retailers and data confidentiality, data collected on the learning platform is processed by Quantis acting on behalf of ABOUT YOU, YOOX NET-A-PORTER AND ZALANDO, and may be shared with ABOUT YOU, YOOX NET-A-PORTER AND ZALANDO in anonymous and aggregated form only for the sole purpose of informing the future development of the FASHION LEAP FOR CLIMATE platform.
Does FASHION LEAP FOR CLIMATE offer help in calculating my company's corporate footprint to set SBTs?
The learning programme is designed to equip you with the required know-how needed to measure your company’s corporate carbon footprint, and to offer guidance on which tools and support services are available. The actual calculation of your company’s corporate footprint is not part of the learning programme’s scope.
I am a retailer. How can I become an active member of FASHION LEAP FOR CLIMATE to drive the adoption of science-based targets amongst the fashion brands in my portfolio?
ABOUT YOU, YOOX NET-A-PORTER and ZALANDO envision the platform to become an industry-wide initiative open to all interested fashion brands and retailers committed to ambitious, industry-wide climate action. Please email email@example.com or use the contact form to learn more about becoming a member.
How do the co-founders of the initiative ensure compliance with applicable antitrust law?
While acknowledging that meaningful industry transformation requires collaboration between various parties, the co-founders of the learning program are committed to full compliance with antitrust and competition laws. The collaboration agreement pertaining to the initiative has been developed in full compliance with antitrust and competition laws, in particular but not limited to Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (“TFEU”). Specific antitrust compliance rules have been established and are observed at all times, and the initiative welcomes new members and participating brand partners.
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