A New Decade of Change & Action
We aim to become a sustainable fashion brand, which is why we’ve set up MCM Vision 2030: setting emissions reduction targets which are grounded in climate science through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi); furthering climate and ecosystem protection by increasing closed-loop production; and by prompting innovation, circularity, and inclusive growth. Sustainability is a core belief at MCM, and we embrace a vision of smart luxury that’s modern, creative, responsible, and most of all, inspiring.
“We believe it is urgent to create change within the fashion industry and want to be a positive example of innovation and progress for all sustainability targets. We are giving our everything to reach our long-term goals in the fastest way possible – as there is an urgency to be fully committed to a new set of values including all sustainable measures possible.” — Dirk Schönberger, MCM's Global Brand Officer
Every year, MCM measures and monitors the environmental footprint of our direct operations across the world. Our focus is on reducing our GHG emissions alongside our water and paper consumption, all while minimizing waste, investing in circular business practices, upcycling, and recycling.
- We aim to reach Net Zero by 2050 at the latest
- To have renewable energy supplying 100% of our stores by 2024
- To have renewable energy supplying 80% of our tier 1 suppliers by 2030
The MCM standard defines our best practices with regards to traceability, social compliance, environmental protection, animal welfare, and chemical use. We want our products to be sustainable as well as stylish:
- We’ve been free of fur and exotic materials since 2018 - We aim for 100% of our leather goods to be certified ‘gold standard’ by the Leather Working Group by 2030
- We’re certainly on track, with 100% of our leather receiving LWG certification – of which over 60% is currently ‘gold standard’ and ‘silver standard’
- We’re also striving for 70% supply chain transparency by 2024 with an aim of 100% by 2030
Having conducted a formal assessment of our packaging design, we can state that:
- 74% of our packaging is plastic free
- 50% being compiled of recyclable or biodegradable materials
- We plan to reduce material usage by a further 50% by the end of the decade.
Responsibility toward our employees and the wider community has always been at the core of MCM’s value system. When undertaking hiring, promotion, and other employment decisions we take into account an individual’s skill set while simultaneously embracing diversity – whether it relates to nationality, culture, age, gender identity, race, faith, sexual orientation, disability, or family status. MCM’s wider gender ratio consists of 35% men to 65% women, while in leading positions the split is 50/50.
A New Decade of Change & Action
Crafting a Future
None of us can afford inaction, which is why it’s vital to take on the serious and wide-ranging challenges faced by our generation. “It’s important to be transparent on our path to becoming a sustainable luxury brand,” says our Global Brand Officer, Dirk Schönberger. “We have more work to do, but we’re taking the right steps and are investing in the right initiatives.” In doing so we aim to transform the luxury fashion sector, redesigning our business so that we can prosper – sustainably and fairly – well into the future.
Positive Luxury Assessment Finalization
Kick-Off GHG Accounting
MCM GHG Report
Upcycling Collection with Artist AKA BOKU
Kick-Off Positive Luxury Assessment
Introducing Metal-Free Tufo Leather to our Leather Goods Assortment
Introducing Tencel to our Collection
Kick-off GHG Accounting & Partnership with Southpole Carbon
Introducing Re-Silk to our Collection
RUN Projects: In-house Upcycling Projects with Leftover Materials
Introducing Econyl to our Collection
Climate Neutral Company Certification
First Greenhouse Gases (GHG) Report
Supply Chain & Logistics Screening
First Upcycled Collection
Sustainable Sneaker Launch
Signed Partnership with Techstyle
Kick-off Employee Engagement and Training
Commitment to UN SDGs
First Sustainable Underwear Collection