ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES AT THE CHILDREN’S PLACE

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:

  • CLIMATE + ENERGY Reduce greenhouse gas emissions across our global operations and supply chain
  • RAW MATERIALS Increase the use of more sustainable materials in our products
  • WATER STEWARDSHIP Work with vendors to reduce water consumption in manufacturing and processing
  • CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT Support implementation of responsible chemical management and wastewater systems
  • WASTE Divert the amount of our waste sent to landfill
  • CIRCULARITY Help to avert product and material disposal through reuse and recycling

Details on these focus areas are available in our 2020 Environment, Social & Governance Report.

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GOALS

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.

Learn more about our environmental goals

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POLICIES

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

Vendor Environmental Policy

OUR INITIATIVE PARTNERS

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.

Learn more about the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.

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.

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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.

Learn more about The AFIRM Group.

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.

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.

Learn more about the Sustainable Packaging Coalition.

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.

Learn more about the Science Based Targets initiative.

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.

Learn more about How2Recycle.