|Brand Name||Canada Goose|
Brand Story :
We manufacture our core down-filled parkas across Canada in eight owned and operated facilities in Montreal, Toronto, Scarborough, and Winnipeg. Going into 2020, we employed 4,591 workers in Canada – one-fifth of the Canadian garment-making sector’s workforce. By keeping the majority of our production domestic, we contribute to local job growth and can more easily maintain our high manufacturing and labour standards.
Canada Goose also prides itself in only working with the best global partners in our product supply chain. As we add new apparel categories to our lineup, such as knitwear and accessories, we do extensive research to find the right manufacturers – the ones who are capable of meeting our quality expectations and rigorous social and environmental standards.
At home and abroad, in addition to sourcing the best, we prioritize continuous improvement. We are constantly imagining and implementing new ways to care for both people and the environment.
Over the past two years, we’ve undergone third-party waste and energy audits that used carbon footprinting exercises and in-depth analyses to reveal our environmental “hot spots.” The findings are helping us chart our own path toward operating in greater harmony with the environment.
Across our business, we’re making progress in energy use, carbon emissions, and waste. Our Sustainability Councils around the world are leading efforts to implement region-specific facility improvements that include centralized waste collection, alternatives to conventional single-use plastic items, and environmentally friendly cleaning supplies.
In 2019, we conducted our first carbon footprint exercise of Scope 1 and 2 emissions and identified the energy hot spots across our organization – the locations with the largest gaps between where we were and where we want to be. In early 2020, we took the next step by conducting energy audits at those hot spot locations. The results provided clear guidance on renewable energy, renewable energy credits (RECS), and energy efficiency improvements we need to make over time. This combination will create the greatest impact on our global energy use and position us to meet our carbon emission goals.
We have set an ambitious goal to support the world’s urgent need to mitigate the impacts of climate change:
Achieve net-zero Scope 1 and 2 emissions by the end of 2025 or sooner
Our path to net zero requires us to boldly transition from conventional to renewable energy sources – and it requires that every type of Canada Goose facility take the journey together. To help our many facilities keep pace with each other, we are …
Conducting energy audits when identified as a need to highlight required energy-saving procedures Implementing purchase procedures that eliminate the use of traditional lighting, space heaters, and other energy-intensive equipment