The Future of Luxury | Introducing the new Sustainability Working Groups

While Covid-19 may have dominated the agenda for the past six months, our British Luxury Sustainability Manifesto – which we launched at the beginning of 2020 – has not been forgotten. During the pandemic, sustainability has taken on a new imperative as Walpole members commit to a future vision of building back better. With the spotlight on how globally integrated the business of luxury is, from supply-chain to customer, protecting people and planet has become more important than ever.

In response, this week we launch our Sustainability Working Groups: online forums bringing together small groups of members – current Signatories of the Manifesto – from each of our sector categories to network and share best practice around our four pillars of sustainability:
1. Lead the transition towards a circular economy
2. Safeguard the environment and natural resources
3. Guide partners + suppliers towards sustainable practices
4. Advocate equal and respectful working conditions

These Working Groups will also help inform and shape our Sustainability work as it progresses. To learn more about the luxury sector’s commitment to sustainability, and to join one of the Working Groups, please contact Stephanie Robinson and Charlotte Keesing on stephanie.robinson@thewalpole.co.uk and charlotte.keesing@thewalpole.co.uk.

Please click here to read the Walpole 2020 Manifesto

Please click here to download the Manifesto, supporting presentation, press release and images from the launch.

Scroll down to see the 50+ members who are Signatories – including founding signatories, Burberry, Harrods, dunhill and Johnstons of Elgin – with their representatives pictured above at the Manifesto launch back in January 2020.


The British Luxury Sustainability Manifesto Signatories

These are the Walpole member brands that have pledged their support to make British luxury a global leader in sustainability.

FOUNDING SIGNATORIES
Harrods
Burberry
dunhill
Johnstons of Elgin
Mulberry
The SAVOY

SIGNATORIES
Aiveen Daly
Anna Mason London
Asprey
Backes & Strauss
Boodles
Cadogan Estate
Carrier
Chapel Down
Chivas Brothers
Church’s
Cookson Adventures
De Le Cuona
Dugdale Bros & Co
Elegantes
Freight Brokers
Fortnum & Mason
Garrard
G . F Smith
Halfpenny London
Henry Poole
House of Hackney
International Direct Packaging
IPL
James Cropper
JING Tea
Jessica McCormack
Lisa Redman
Lock & Co.
Miller Harris
Molton Brown
Noble Isle
Oliver Burns
Ormonde Jayne
Pureprint
Rachel Vosper
Rapport London
Richard Brendon
Savoir
Stephen Einhorn
Turnbull & Asser
Trunk Clothiers
Victor
Vivien Sheriff
Votary
Winch Design

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