The decarbonization program addresses Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions and includes a number of decarbonization initiatives aimed at decreasing direct and indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the company’s operations and energy consumption, following the GHG Protocol standard.
Scope 1 Emissions are direct emissions from sources owned or controlled by the company, such as combustion of fossil fuels in on-site facilities, company-owned or leased vehicles and fugitive emissions from industrial and refrigerant gases.
Scope 2 Emissions are indirect GHG emissions resulting from the generation of electricity, heating, or cooling purchased by the company.
In 2022 the first significant step toward a 100% renewable electricity supply was taken as Dolce&Gabbana avoided releasing almost 5,000 tons of CO2e by acquiring all of the electricity consumed in Italy (about 20GWh, 62% of the global total) from certified renewable sources.
To further support and boost the renewable energy transition, Dolce&Gabbana has installed new Solar PVs across factories (e.g. Lonate Pozzolo) and its offices.
Energy efficiency is another pillar of Dolce&Gabbana’s decarbonization program. In addition to initiatives implemented in production facilities, new Dolce&Gabbana Boutiques opening in Italy have been designed and certified under the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, (1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Certified). Moreover, the new buildings of the Group are currently undergoing certification, with the first Gold certification already obtained for the new Alta Moda headquarters.
Furthermore, as part of a larger push to decarbonize the company’s fleet, the first electric vehicle charging stations have been installed at the Legnano and Lonate Pozzolo factories to support the transition to electric and hybrid vehicles among employees.
At the transportation and distribution level, the “Made in Italy” production, along with the presence of manufacturing facilities and warehouses within the country, enables route optimization and significantly reduces the environmental impact. Additionally, Dolce&Gabbana has taken a proactive step towards sustainability by initiating the electrification of commercial vehicles.
In conclusion, decarbonization represents a critical pathway towards Dolce&Gabbana’s wider Sustainabilty Plan for a greener and more resilient future for both the company and the planet.
By embracing this transformative journey, Dolce&Gabbana aims to reduce its carbon footprint, enhance operational efficiency, and align its strategy with the principles of environmental stewardship. Moreover, these initiatives further demonstrate the brand’s dedication to innovation, collaboration and preservation of the territory to create a sustainable and thriving Made In Italy for generations to come.