DouglasEurope’s leading omnichannel destination for premium beauty, has published a new updated and more ambitious sustainability strategy whereby the previous approach will be extended to the 2020/21 financial year.
As explained Sander van der Laan, Chairman of the ESG Committee and CEO of the Douglas GroupThe company has already made great progress on its sustainability journey, for example by reducing its combined Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions in recent years. “We are committed to our ambitious goals to further reduce our carbon footprint and promote sustainable practices.”
Douglas’ new sustainability strategy
Douglas’ new sustainability strategy is part of the “Let it Bloom” strategy 2026. focused on accelerating business growth through a targeted omnichannel business model and strict customer focus.
Your sustainability strategy is based on three pillars: People, planet and products.
When it comes to people, the company aims to create a workplace that is committed to and actively promotes diversity, equality and inclusion by setting clear priorities to increase representation. 89% of the DOUGLAS Group’s management positions are held by women, 97% of which are in stores and 60% in offices. In addition, other initiatives were taken to attract, develop and retain talent, including leadership programs, a new online learning platform and a mentoring program.
On the other hand, Douglas is committed to reducing its environmental footprint. From minimizing energy consumption in stores and offices to reducing waste and carbon emissions across the supply chain. The company aims Reduce your carbon footprint by 50% in areas 1 and 2 by 2025 (compared to the reference financial year 2018/19).
In the product area Douglas is committed to making 80% of its corporate brands vegan by 2030 as 100% of packaging is recyclable, recycled or reusable. The company has already come significantly closer to these goals: 94% of new corporate brand launches in the 2022/23 financial year were vegan, and almost 30% of new corporate brand launches in the 2022/23 financial year contained at least 90% ingredients of natural origin, as of September 30th 2023.