As Europe’s leading online fashion platform, we are aware that our company and our industry have an impact on the environment. We are working continuously to minimize this effect. To be successful in this, our focus is on the sustainable use of resources.
We are focusing on a variety of areas to fulfill our responsibility for the environment.
In 2016, we identified the source of direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions in our value chain and introduced a system with which we can regularly calculate our CO₂ emissions. As the next step, we want to develop a climate strategy to reduce relative emissions.
CO₂ Emissions Based on Source (2018)
*) Outbound logistics considers customer deliveries incl. returns from Fashion Store, zLabels, Zalando Lounge, Zalon and Partner Program; packaging considers the production of packaging materials; inbound logistics considers the upstream transportation of zLabels products and packaging materials, and also storage in spoke warehouses; employee commuting calculated based on commuting scenarios; energy incl. energy consumption as well as fuel and energy-related activities.
**) Energy emissions contain all of our offices and offline-stores with more than 40 employees and our logistic locations in Brieselang, Erfurt, Lahr, Mönchengladbach, Szczecin (Gryfino) and Lodz (Gluchow).
Living and Working Around Our Locations
We are constantly working on making all our locations even more environmentally efficient and more attractive for our employees. The fundamental requirement for all new Zalando fulfillment centers and offices is certification from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). Buildings with this certificate are built in a way that conserves resources and generates fewer greenhouse gas emissions.
Furthermore, we wish to encourage our employees to act sustainably. We provide them with subsidies to purchase tickets for public transport, car sharing opportunities and a good infrastructure for cyclists – including an internal rental program and service stations for repairing bikes.