ABOUT THE ARDENE COLLECTIVE

Over the years, we’ve monitored our sustainable practices, but today we have even more Social Responsibility and Sustainability goals than ever before. Together, we call these initiatives the Ardene Collective. For us, Collective means we’re all in this together – from our manufacturing processes all the way to our store experience.

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    PEOPLE

    PEOPLE

    We care about the wellness of our entire workforce, including our extended partners.

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    PLANET

    PLANET

    We pledge to keep finding innovative ways to reduce our waste; from recycling programs to energy and water consumption.

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    PRODUCT

    PRODUCT

    We want to continue reducing our carbon footprint by making smart choices in merchandise, packaging, and supply chain logistics.

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    POLICIES

    POLICIES

    We will continue to attain certifications and partnerships to support our teams, as we go above and beyond in this ongoing journey.

A WORD FROM OUR COO
Our business over the last 37 years has always been true to its values, one of which is to do good business, while also doing good in the world around us. As a family company with a young workforce, upholding ethical practices is part of our DNA; it is important for us to take care of our people, our customers, and of course the world we live in. Today’s changing retail landscape poses an exciting challenge for us as we continue to become more sustainable. Now, more than ever, companies can do good and do well at the same time, and people throughout our organization are inspired by that. Our journey is ongoing, and we understand that it will take everyone’s contribution to make a difference. We will keep working to make the Ardene Collective a systematic part of our organization from end to end. Giving back has always been a fundamental company value at Ardene, so we feel confident that these efforts will continue to be welcomed with open arms.

OUR GOALS

Our objective is to become industry leaders in corporate social responsibility and sustainability. We have inspired ourselves through the UN’s 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs), and will continue to use them as we track our progress.

GHG MAPPING
We plan to complete Greenhouse Gas Mapping with the objective of reducing Ardene’s overall carbon emissions within the company and supply chain. This will aid us in identifying and resolving key challenges, with the end goal of being a completely carbon neutral company.

SUPPLY CHAIN ACCOUNTABILITY
We will use tools, such as the HIGG index, through our various partnerships as a way to monitor the environmental impact of our facilities. Engaging our supply chain upstream will increase vendor accountability and provide us with an exponential opportunity for positive climate impact.

PRODUCT INNOVATION
We continue our process of product and packaging innovation, whether in the fabrics and material choices we make or the way we package goods. Innovation will not only help us reduce waste and overall carbon footprint, but will allow us to share new and exciting products with customers.

SHARING THE MESSAGE
We are sharing knowledge throughout our organization, educating our teams and partners, and continuing to integrate sustainability into all of Ardene’s processes. Sharing the message will ensure that everyone is working with the same end goal in mind, and will allow us to continue making innovations well into the future.

MAKING THE CHANGE AT HOME
Each change in our business, no matter which part, is being considered for its environmental and social impact. Our employees support Ardene’s sustainability goals, and understand that the best starting point for cultural shifts is at home.

On top of our GHG, supply chain and product, goals, we continue to make changes within our offices and stores. These initiatives range from simple projects like eliminating single use plastic and building a community garden, to local sustainability ambassador programs. We choose to lead by example while empowering our workforce to take leadership roles as well. We are all learning from each other.

THE FUTURE
The Ardene Collective is an ongoing journey. In the short term, Ardene will continue with new and existing initiatives, the largest being its greenhouse gas emissions mapping and reduction, and efforts in supply chain accountability, product innovation, and education.

Into the future, we foresee a closed loop through increased upcycling initiatives, more sustainable building initiatives, and more.