Planning Our Future, with the Planet

Crafting a more sustainable future is our highest priority at MCM. Using innovation, smart design and future thinking we are proud to have set ourselves an ambitious path to meet the climate goals our planet needs. Our targets are grounded in climate science, guided by the Science Based Targets initiative, SBTi.

Sustainability

At MCM we are committed to combating climate change and driving rapid emission reductions. The SBTi confirmed our targets are in line with the latest climate science to meet the 1.5C warming limit set by the Paris agreement, marking an important milestone on our journey towards a better future.

Validated by the SBTi, we have committed to:

- Reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 42% by 2030 from a 2021 base year.
- Increase active annual sourcing of renewable electricity from 19% in 2021 to 100% by 2030.
- Reduce scope 3 GHG emissions 25% by 2030 from a 2021 base year.

For all our SBTi goals, our ambition is not only to meet, but better these targets: to accelerate change, lower our impact, drive transparency and lead with best practice.

Earning our Butterfly

We’ve achieved an eco-friendly milestone – Positive Luxury has granted us the Butterfly Mark. Hailed as one of the world’s leading sustainability platforms, Positive Luxury helps luxury organizations accelerate their adaption to the new climate economy. The globally respected Butterfly Mark is tangible, independent evidence that our brand is operating in line with the highest standards of sustainability across the entire value chain.

Impact Reduction

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

Sustainable Supply

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

Packaging Material

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.

Social Values

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. 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.

2024

We joined the Leather Working Group to support more responsible leather manufacturing.

We joined the Leather Working Group to support more responsible leather manufacturing.

2023

SBTs (Science Based Targets) validated by the SBTi

SBTs (Science Based Targets) validated by the SBTi

MCM GHG Report

MCM GHG Report

Corporate Volunteering

Corporate Volunteering

2022

SBTs (Science Based Targets) submitted

SBTs (Science Based Targets) submitted

MCM GHG Report

MCM GHG Report

RUN Projects: In-house Upcycling Projects

RUN Projects: In-house Upcycling Projects

Corporate Volunteering

Corporate Volunteering

Butterfly Mark Certification

Butterfly Mark Certification

2021

Climate Neutral Company Certification

Climate Neutral Company Certification

MCM GHG Report

MCM GHG Report

Upcycling Collection with Artist AKA BOKU

Upcycling Collection with Artist AKA BOKU

Kick-Off Positive Luxury Assessment

Kick-Off Positive Luxury Assessment

Corporate Volunteering

Corporate Volunteering

Introducing Metal-Free Tufo Leather to Leather Goods Assortment

Introducing Metal-Free Tufo Leather to our Leather Goods Assortment

Introducing Tencel to our collection

Introducing Tencel to our Collection

Kick-off GHG Accounting & Partnership with Southpole Carbon

Kick-off GHG Accounting & Partnership with Southpole Carbon

Introducing Re-Silk to our Collection

Introducing Re-Silk to our Collection

RUN Projects: In-house upcycling projects with leftover materials

RUN Projects: In-house Upcycling Projects with Leftover Materials

Introducing Econyl to our collection

Introducing Econyl to our Collection

2020

Climate Neutral Company Certification

Climate Neutral Company Certification

First Greenhouse Gases (GHG) Report

First Greenhouse Gases (GHG) Report

Supply Chain & Logistics Screening

Supply Chain & Logistics Screening

First Upcycled Collection

First Upcycled Collection

Sustainable Sneaker Launch

Sustainable Sneaker Launch

Corporate Volunteering

Corporate Volunteering

Signed partnership with Techstyle

Signed Partnership with Techstyle

Kick-off Employee Engagement and Training

Kick-off Employee Engagement and Training

Commitment to UN SDGs

Commitment to UN SDGs

2019

First Sustainable Underwear Collection

First Sustainable Underwear Collection