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ZDHC Committed Community Announcement May 2023

May 15, 2023


As of May 2023, we welcome two new Friends of ZDHC to the ZDHC Committed Community. 

As a Friend:

The Lacoste brand was founded by a French tennis legend and four time international champion, René Lacoste. Drawing inspiration from sporting values of high standards, fair play, and daring, Lacoste has passed down these values through the generations and cultivated elegance as a way of being and inventing one's life in their brand.

As a responsible fashion player, Lacoste has dedicated itself to creating and introducing a new model for sustainable fashion. Their innovative and ambitious co-construction approach involves all of their partners and takes into account the overall environmental impact, including that of their suppliers. In line with their commitment to "acting for the planet," Lacoste has joined ZDHC's Roadmap to Zero Programme. One of Lacoste’s pillars is to fight against pollution for consumers and the environment by optimising the use of chemical products. By adhering to our Roadmap to Zero Programme, Lacoste continues on its journey towards sustainability, seeking to reduce its environmental footprint and create a better future for all.

"Chemical management in facilities producing our Lacoste goods is key to ensuring the well-being of local communities and planet protection. To accomplish this with the most advanced tool of such matter, Lacoste is very motivated to be part of the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme."

-Raynald Anquet, VP Global Quality at Lacoste Operations

As a Friend:

New Look began its journey in 1969 with a single store located on Taunton High Street. Today, it has expanded its reach to become a global retail powerhouse, boasting 432 stores throughout the UK and Ireland, with its products shipped to 65 countries.  

New Look recognises that chemicals used within their value chain, from raw material extraction to the finished products, can have serious environmental impacts if not managed correctly. As such, improving chemical management across all their value chains is a key focus of their sustainability strategy going forward. By joining ZDHC’s Roadmap to Zero Programme, New Look will be implementing an industry leading framework to manage and mitigate the risks associated with the use and discharge of harmful chemicals. 

“Being a Friend of ZDHC improves transparency of chemical management within our value chain and helps us identify priorities to meet our sustainability goals."

-Katie Pryce, CSR Manager at New Look