Global warming is a topic that affects us all. Esprit cares about this crucial issue, and is therefore committed to acting responsibly to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in our own operations.
With over 650 directly-managed retails stores and 6,000 partner stores, there is great potential to work towards sustainability at the point of sale.
We follow a sustainable store concept that guides our store design and equipment choices. As part of this, we use renewable construction materials such as wood and we avoid artificial materials such as plastic wherever possible. We make sure, that our store equipment is purchased locally, to avoid longer transport ways and to keep the emissions as low as possible.
Another way we work to reduce emissions at our retail stores is by reducing our electricity use. Electricity consumption is monitored in our German retail stores, and this data is compared to previous years to understand the reasons behind any peaks in energy use with the aim of minimizing these in the future. We are also installing LED lightning in all our new and refurbished stores.