Inditex, the company that owns fashion chain Zara, has committed to using 100% sustainable fabrics in its clothing ranges by 2025.
According to The Guardian, the Spanish company also plans to use 100% sustainable viscose by 2023, ensure that 80% of its production energy comes from sustainable sources and that it will heavily reduce its landfill waste by 2025.
The commitments were announced during a recent stakeholder meeting.
When responding to The Guardian, CEO of Inditex, Pablo Isla, stated: “We need to be a force for change, not only in the company but in the whole sector.”
“We are the ones establishing these targets: the strength and impulse for change is coming from the commercial team, the people who are working with our suppliers, the people working with fabrics. It is something that’s happening inside our company.”
Inditex, which also owns Home, Massimo Dutti and Pull&Bear is the world’s third largest apparel company, with sales of $31 billion in sales in 2018. The company has committed to rolling out its sustainable new policies across all of its brands by 2025.