Frank And Oak announces 2022 sustainability goals
Montreal-based fashion and lifestyle brand Frank And Oak has announced new sustainability goals that it aims to achieve by 2022 including an emphasis on utilizing recycled materials and harnessing renewable energy sources.
After receiving its B-Corp certification in September, the brand is aiming to further reduce its impact on the planet and neutralize its environmental impact via five new goals.
“The climate crisis is an issue that is deeply important to us at Frank And Oak. Over the last few years, we have been able to be nimble and agile to adapt our business practices to better serve our planet, and as well, our customers,” said Ethan Song, Frank And Oak’s CEO and co- founder, in a news statement.
“Though we have made significant strides, we recognize that there is still so much we need to do as the climate crisis continues to worsen. This is why we have set such ambitious goals, to remain accountable to ourselves, our customers and our communities."
By 2022, the company plans to cut all virgin plastic in its supply chain, as well as virgin polyester. Its first steps include using 100 percent compostable, plant-based bags for shipping and using recycled polyester fibres to make shell fabrics, labels, and trims.
The company is also aiming to offset 100 percent of its greenhouse gas (GHG) scope 1 emissions and run its headquarters, warehouse, and retail stores on 100 percent renewable energy by 2022. New facilities will have green energy sources, water meters, and waste management systems incorporated into its building plans.
Finally, the fashion brand will embrace a “zero-waste philosophy” by continuing to work with local partners to obtain second-hand or sustainably made furniture for all its stores and the brand’s headquarters. Frank And Oak will also provide employees with training, zero-waste challenge initiatives, and reusable materials.
Founded in 2012, Frank And Oak launched as an e-commerce-only brand for men. The company has since expanded into brick-and-mortar, as well as into womenswear with the launch of its first women’s collection in fall 2016.
The company currently operates 21 stores across Canada.
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