Macy’s Raises Nearly $1.5 Million and Launches New Initiatives That Support the Company’s Commitment to a More Sustainable Future | national company
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 19, 2022–
Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE: M) To advance its sustainability priorities, Macy’s, Inc. is advancing new initiatives and introducing new partnerships with Better Cotton, Trust for Public Land and HERproject™.
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Macy’s joins Better Cotton
By Mission each, the company’s social purpose platform, the company is increasing the use of sustainably sourced raw materials and fibers incorporated into the design of exclusive Macy’s brand products – including cotton, synthetic and all wood-based materials. In April, Macy’s, Inc. joined Better Cotton to support its goal of achieving 100% preferred materials in its exclusive brands by 2030. Better Cotton is an organization that promotes better standards and practices in cotton farming. Better Cotton’s mission is to help cotton communities survive and thrive, while protecting and restoring the environment. Better Cotton is obtained through a mass balance system and is not physically traceable to final products.
“Macy’s is proud to join Better Cotton as we continue to take concrete steps to achieve sustainable production goals with our private brands,” said Keelin Evans, vice president of sustainability at Macy’s, Inc. “As we we build on the public commitments outlined in our social purpose platform, we leverage key partnerships like Better Cotton to help us achieve our sustainability goals across our value chain.
Macy’s customers donated nearly $1.5 million to Trust for Public Land
Macy’s and its customers have helped communities across the country become more resilient to climate change and empower young people through a new partnership with Trust for Public Land (TPL). From April 1-30, Macy’s customers had the option to round up their in-store purchases and donate their change (up to $0.99) or donate online at macys.com to support the projects Community Schoolyards™ by TPL. These projects help transform barren public parks into green spaces to help create healthy, livable communities for the public. As a result of the campaign, Macy’s customers donated nearly $1.5 million to the organization.
“During Earth Month, we were proud to showcase our partnership with Trust for Public Land as Macy’s continues to take steps towards a more sustainable future,” said Sam Di Scipio, senior director of corporate communications at Macy’s – donations and volunteerism. “The few extra pennies donated at checkout equals millions of dollars to help fund programs that build community and climate resilience.”
To champion the advancement of women’s rights, women’s equality, and family well-being, Macy’s, Inc. partners with the Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) HER Project to empower women to improve women’s health, well-being, confidence and economic potential. working in our factories around the world.
Give Back Box Clothing Recycling Program
Focused on circularity innovations to help reduce, reuse and reuse materials to eliminate waste, Macy’s has introduced a partnership with the Give Back Box. From now until June, Macy’s is offering customers the chance to reuse Macy’s shipping boxes to donate and recycle unwanted clothes for free.
Making Sustainable Style Accessible
Macy’s, Inc. is committed to providing our customers with products that are produced ethically and with environmentally responsible materials and processes. Through a well-established program overseeing the production of Macy’s private label product, we ensure that labor and environmental standards are met and that suppliers adhere to those standards. To enable customers to find and choose more sustainable products, Macy’s is making sustainable style more accessible by making it easier to find and buy products at Macy’s that are independently certified as responsibly made. Last year, Macy’s launched a website at macys.com that lists products certified to a third-party sustainability standard. The sitelet includes Macy’s brand products for home, apparel and accessories.
Macy’s, Inc. proactively and continuously engages with stakeholders on issues that span all of the company’s operations, including transparency, product responsibility and supply chain management, energy management, diversity and inclusion and building resilient communities. To learn more about how Macy’s, Inc. supports its commitment to sustainability, visit macysinc.com/purpose. View Macy’s, Inc. Sustainability Report here.
About Macy’s, Inc.
At Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE: M), we’re a trusted source of quality brands at great prices, from off-price to luxury. Through our iconic nameplates, including Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Bluemercury, we help our customers express their unique style and celebrate special moments big and small. Based in New York, we operate one of the largest integrated retail e-commerce companies with a national footprint to provide the most convenient and seamless shopping experience. Our goal is to create a brighter future with bold representation – so we can realize the full potential in each of us. For more information, visit macysinc.com.
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