EAC chair to write to fashion brands in Burberry fallout

The chair of the Environmental Audit Committee, Mary Creagh, has written to the chief executives of the UK’s ten leading fashion retailers to find out what steps they are taking to reduce their environmental footprint.

The request for evidence will inform the committee’s inquiry into the sustainability of the fashion industry, investigating how the UK’s £28bn a year fashion industry can reduce its environmental impacts.

The announcement follows revelations in July that Burberry had incinerated some £90m worth of stock in the last five years. At the time, environmental groups said that Burberry’s actions were just the “tip of an iceberg”.

Please sign in or register to continue.

Sign in to continue reading

Having trouble signing in?

Contact Customer Support at
report@ends.co.uk
or call 020 8267 8120

Subscribe for full access

or Register for limited access

Already subscribe but don't have a password?
Activate your web account here