At The Children’s Place, we believe it is important that we do our part in contributing to the preservation of the planet for future generations. We are committed to having a positive environmental impact through responsible business and sourcing practices. We work throughout our operations and with the global third-party vendors who manufacture our product in the following focus areas:
Details on these focus areas are available in our 2021 Environment, Social & Governance Report.
Our industry is increasingly being challenged to make faster progress to help protect the environment. We are working with our partners to meet this challenge in our company’s operations and in the communities where we do business. We have set public environmental targets to demonstrate transparency and accountability to our commitments, and drive progress in our strategic focus areas.
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To support our commitment to reducing the environmental impacts associated with our business, we have developed policies and procedures that guide the actions of our associates and third-party vendors.
Corporate Environmental Policy
Learn more about our ESG partners by clicking their logos below.
The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) is an industry-wide group of more than 250 member organizations working to promote social justice throughout the global value chain and reduce the environmental impacts of products. Through multi-stakeholder engagement, the SAC seeks to lead the industry toward a shared vision of sustainability built upon a common approach for measuring and evaluating apparel, footwear, and textile product sustainability performance that spotlights priorities for action and opportunities for technological innovation.
Working with organizations from farming, retail fashion and textile brands, Better Cotton is an agricultural standard system helping farmers use less water and fewer chemical pesticides and fertilizers, all while improving yields, profitability and worker’s lives. Better Cotton is sourced via a system of Mass Balance. We are committed to sourcing 100% of our cotton as ‘more sustainable cotton’ by the end of fiscal 2025. ‘More sustainable cotton’ includes Better Cotton, recycled cotton and organic cotton.
The AFIRM Group works to build safer and more sustainable chemistry within the apparel and footwear supply chains. With members including some of the largest brands and retailers in the world, AFIRM continues to be a recognized global center of excellence, providing resources to enable continuous advancement of chemical management best practices.
How2Recycle works to improve recycling by creating a clear, well-understood, and nationally harmonized recycling label and influencing package design. The label is the first and only label designed to apply to all packaging material and format types, in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s guidelines concerning environmental marketing claims.
The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The SBTi promotes best practice by assessing corporate GHG reduction goals against the latest climate science.
The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) brings together businesses, educational institutions, and government agencies to collectively strengthen and advance the business case for more sustainable packaging.
Textile Exchange is a global nonprofit that creates leaders in the sustainable fiber and materials industry. The organization manages and promotes a suite of leading industry standards, as well as, collects and publishes critical industry data and insights that enable brands and retailers to measure, manage and track their use of preferred fiber and materials.
Learn more about Textile Exchange.
ZDHC enables brands and retailers in the textile, apparel, and footwear industries to implement sustainable chemical management best practices across the global value chain.
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The CanopyStyle initiative, from environmental non-profit Canopy, unites hundreds of global fashion brands, retailers, and viscose producers to collaborate on finding alternative fibers for viscose and rayon textiles, advocating for ecosystem conservation, and keeping Ancient and Endangered Forests standing and out of our wardrobes.
Learn more about CanopyStyle.
Pack4Good is Canopy’s initiative that collaborates with hundreds of companies to reduce waste, innovate, and ensure the world’s Ancient and Endangered Forests aren’t cut down to make delivery boxes and takeout containers.
Learn more about Pack4Good.