The year 2015 marked the end of our five-year non-financial target period. Therefore, we have worked together with our stakeholders to set new targets for the next five years.
Acknowledging that we have mainly focused on environmental targets within our own sphere of influence for the period from 2010 to 2015, we have now balanced this with adding health and safety, human rights and governance targets for 2020 as well as shifting our focus deeper into the supply chain.
Taking into account our learnings from the E P&L, the Human Rights Gap Analysis and our continuous stakeholder dialogue, we are also setting a strong focus on sourcing significant volumes of more sustainable raw materials. In order to do so, we are partnering with expert and industry organizations like bluesign technologies, the Better Cotton Initiative or the Forest Stewardship Council.
In the year of publication of the new Sustainable Development Goals from the United Nations and the 21st UN Climate Conference in Paris, we were not only active as a sponsor of the event and via our partner organizations like the German CEO initiative “Stiftung 2°”. We also concluded that in order to contribute our fair share to a global warming that is limited to two degrees Celsius, we need to set our own future CO2 targets in line with this 2 degree scenario.