Design and fashion

Charles Tyrwhitt

Charles Tyrwhitt pride themselves on the quality of their product proposition and the highest standards in quality and ethical production. The company recognises its business activities can have an impact on the environment and have committed to ensuring wherever possible they will work to reduce this impact.
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Certified
3 years

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Highlights

Measure

Carbon reduction per £m turnover

Reporting Boundary: UK, France and US offices and stores

Emission Sources: Electricity, T&D Losses, Natural Gas, Water, Waste, Business Travel, Paper, Freight, Homeworking (excluded from footprint)

Reporting Period: 01 Aug 2021 – 31 Jul 2022

-7%

Location-based total carbon footprint

6,254.9 tC0₂e

Location-based total carbon footprint per employee

11.3 tC0₂e

Market-based total carbon footprint

6,330.5 tC0₂e

Market-based total carbon footprint per employee

11.4 tC0₂e

Engage

FTE employees

We engage our employees and wider stakeholders to unlock their talent and knowledge to drive year on year progress in sustainability.

554

Communicate

UN Sustainable Development Goals

We recognise that transparent communication is essential for transformational change and we quantifiably contribute to 6 SDG.

6

Certification story

Charles Tyrwhitt Shirts Limited, a British multi-channel men’s clothing retailer specialising in dress shirts, as well as ties, suits, casualwear, shoes and accessories, has achieved Planet Mark certification.

Achieving Planet Mark is based on the commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability in its business operations by measuring and reducing its carbon footprint and engaging its stakeholders. 

This is the company’s third year carbon reporting with Planet Mark and has since set an annual reduction target of 5% over the next year. Going one step further, Charles Tyrwhitt has become a carbon neutral business for the first time, choosing to offset 150% of its organisational emissions.

Through Ecologi, the company has funded the first ever wind power project in Honduras. This project prevents the emission of 226,978 tonnes of carbon every year, by replacing energy from burning fossil fuels with wind power.

It has also funded a wind power project in Mexico, which will save 245,015 tonnes of carbon emissions every year with its clean energy. This project also educates kids about the importance and value of natural energy.

Steve Malkin
Founder and CEO
Planet Mark
“I am pleased to welcome Charles Tyrwhitt to the community at Planet Mark. The company has rightly recognised the need for an ethical and sustainable approach to business, and I applaud them for their commitments to change. From its Sustainably Smart product range to its wide-reaching emissions reporting, I’m encouraged to see the company is taking an all-encompassing view of sustainability that will lead to positive change across the business. I’m proud to work with the brand and look forward to helping reduce the company’s carbon emissions.”
Luke Kingsnorth
CEO
Charles Tyrwhitt
“At Charles Tyrwhitt we believe that there is a right way to do business and we are constantly challenging ourselves on what we can do better. I’m incredibly proud of the progress we have made on our social and environmental efforts to date and today marks another important step in our social responsibility programme as we look at what more we can do to protect the planet for future generations.”

Charles Tyrwhitt added, “We’ve partnered with Planet Mark to help us truly understand the impact we’re having and to help us deliver on our commitments to reduce our carbon emissions.  We are focused on measuring all parts of our business operation and identifying where we can reduce our carbon emissions and improve our social value”


The clothing industry is a major emitter of carbon and waste and must begin to act on climate change. The industry is under growing pressure from consumers and regulators alike to act in a sustainable manner, for reasons as varied as workforce satisfaction to plastic pollution and carbon emissions. The market for sustainable clothing is also rapidly growing, representing a significant opportunity for clothing brands to develop economically with a reduced environmental impact.

To minimise waste, the company launched an in-store shirt recycling scheme with the British Heart Foundation, to make sure preloved shirts can be reused. It has already rescued over 55,000 shirts that were destined for landfill.

Going beyond

Through Planet Mark, Charles Tyrwhitt has protected an area of endangered rainforest thanks to Cool Earth; a charity working alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation. Its pledge through Cool Earth directly supports the Asháninka community in Central Peru.

It has also helped the Eden Project – an educational charity building connections with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work together towards a better future.

Charles Tyrwhitt has achieved Carbon Neutral status.

Future targets

Reduce carbon emissions by at least 2.5% each year

To recertify next year Charles Tyrwhitt must reduce emissions by 2.5%.

Aim to reduce carbon emissions by 5% each year

A 5% year-on-year reduction is the target reduction recommended by Planet Mark.

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