A New Decade of Change & Action

We aim to become a sustainable fashion brand, which is why we’ve set up MCM Vision 2030: setting emissions reduction targets which are grounded in climate science through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi); furthering climate and ecosystem protection by increasing closed-loop production; and by prompting innovation, circularity, and inclusive growth. Sustainability is a core belief at MCM, and we embrace a vision of smart luxury that’s modern, creative, responsible, and most of all, inspiring.

Sustainability

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.

Butterfly Mark Certified

“It’s important to be transparent on our path to becoming a sustainable luxury brand. At MCM we truly believe that it is our responsibility to drive sustainability. There is much more work to do, but we’re taking the right steps and are investing in the right initiatives. We believe it is urgent to create change within the fashion industry and want to be a positive example of innovation and progress for all sustainability targets.” — Dirk Schönberger, MCM's Global Brand Officer

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. “It’s important to be transparent on our path to becoming a sustainable luxury brand,” says our Global Brand Officer, Dirk Schönberger. “We have more work to do, but we’re taking the right steps and are investing in the right initiatives.” 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.

2022

Butterfly Mark Certification by Positive Luxury

Butterfly Mark Certification by Positive Luxury

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