Lululemon Athletica a model for sustainability and environmental Initiatives

Lululemon Athletica a model for sustainability and environmental Initiatives

Lululemon Athletica embraces social, environmental, and economic health in every part of its organization and global communities. It is working to be part of an elevated world that operates within nature’s boundaries and provides for human needs—creating opportunities for people to lead happy and fulfilling lives.

Lululemon Athletica is a company that is committed to developing leaders and supporting all of our partners. It wants to be a model for community-led sustainability by inspiring and engaging leaders to imagine and achieve the possible and impossible.

Lululemon Athletica is a model for community-led sustainability including its extended lululemon family of ambassadors, vendors, and guests.

It educates, inspires, and challenges our communities to become leaders in sustainability.

Lululemon Athletica expands its collaborations and partnerships to include brands, suppliers, and NGOs that share its sustainability vision. It communicates sustainability efforts with honesty, transparency, authenticity, and integrity.

Across all areas of business, Lululemon Athletica is working to elevate the world by making its vision a reality.

Environmental Impacts

As an apparel manufacturer, product life cycle assessments show us that our biggest environmental impacts are in our supply chain. These impacts are systemic, and best addressed through collaborative solutions. That’s why we are members of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, and use shared tools to measure impacts. We require our vendors to use the HIGG INDEX 2.0 facilities module, which considers key environmental impact areas: energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, water use, wastewater/effluent, air emissions, waste, and chemicals management. The index helps our vendors:

  • understand the full environmental impacts of their facilities
  • develop comprehensive and strategic policies to manage environmental performance
  • identify opportunities to improve performance and gain efficiencies
  • benchmark results against industry peers

Under our Vendor Code of Ethics, manufacturing partners must comply with applicable local laws, regulations, and environmental conventions. Vendors are required to work towards reducing negative environmental impacts in daily operations and continuously strive for improvement.