// Shein to reduce carbon footprint impact by up to 42% by 2030
// The fast fashion retailer aims to reduce carbon emissions from its entire supply chain
Shein has revealed plans to reduce its carbon footprint impact by up to 42% by 2030 as part of its sustainability plans.
The fast fashion retailer aims to reduce carbon emissions from its entire supply chain – responsible for 99% of the business’ entire 2021 emissions – by 25% in the next seven years.
All emissions generated from Shein operations, which it said contribute less than 0.05% of the company’s 2021 emissions, are to be cut by 42% by 2030.
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The online business will invest in renewable energy certificates (RECs) to ensure that 100% of electricity used in Shein operations by 2030 comes from renewable sources.
Shein-owned facilities account for less than 0.5% of the company’s overall 2021 emissions.
Shein has also partnered with renewable power and decarbonisation provider Brookfield Renewable Partners and the Apparel Impact Institute (Aii), a non-profit organisation dedicated to decarbonising and modernising the fashion industry supply chain, in order to cut greenhouse gas emissions coming from its partners’ textile production facilities by 10% per facility.
In addition, Shein will invest up to £6.96 million into funding Aii carbon emission benchmarking and water, energy and chemicals reduction initiatives.