Design and fashion

Gieves & Hawkes

Gieves & Hawkes has over 200 years’ experience creating the finest bespoke garments, which made the business internationally well-known. The company is dedicated to sustainability.
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Certified
5 years

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Highlights

Measure

Absolute carbon reduction

Reporting Boundary: Bath, Birmingham, Chester, King Street (London), Savile Row
(London), Winchester and Norwich

Emission Sources: Electricity, T&D Losses, Natural Gas, Water, Business Travel, and Homeworking (not included in total footprint)

Reporting Period: 01 Jan 2021 to 31 Dec 2021

-24.6%

Carbon reduction per employee

-70.5%

Location-based total carbon footprint

58.3 tC0₂e

Location-based total carbon footprint per employee

0.6 tC0₂e

Market-based total carbon footprint

18.9 tC0₂e

Market-based total carbon footprint per employee

0.2 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.

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Communicate

UN Sustainable Development Goals

We recognise that transparent communication is essential for transformational change and we quantifiably contribute to 9 SDG.

9

Certification story

Gieves & Hawkes, an esteemed Savile Row tailor and Royal Warrants holder, has achieved Planet Mark certification.  

Achieving the 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. 

Gieves & Hawkes embraces sustainability as one of its corporate values and takes a responsible stance with regard to the environment, community and employees. The company is committed to developing and implementing sustainability initiatives to reduce any negative impact on the environment and society systematically. Gieves and Hawkes donate surplus cloth to the London College of Fashion and TRAID, and has product sourcing policies to ensure high-quality supply chains.

Clothing brands must begin to account for their contributions to climate change. As well as being significant emitters of carbon and waste, the industry is under growing pressure from consumers to act in an environmentally responsible manner. The market for sustainable clothing is increasing rapidly and represents a significant opportunity for clothing brands to develop products with a reduced environmental impact.

Steve Malkin
Founder and CEO
Planet Mark
“Congratulations to Gieves & Hawkes on another fantastic year of sustainable action. In a year that has presented many challenges for business, Gieves & Hawkes has realised that action on climate must not be put on the back burner. Instead, the company has continued to make excellent progress on its sustainability objectives, far exceeding its year on year target. Well done to everyone involved on another fantastic year.”

Going beyond

Through Planet Mark, the company 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.  

Future targets

Reduce carbon emissions by at least 2.5% each year

To recertify next year Gieves & Hawkes 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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