Walpole
British Luxury Summit
2022
A Radical New Vision
Monday 23rd May
In-person at The Londoner
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Walpole’s British Luxury
Sustainability Manifesto

Walpole’s British Luxury Sustainability Manifesto is an ambitious and comprehensive aim to support the British luxury sector in lowering carbon emissions, reducing environmental impacts, and ensuring more sustainable future growth. Since launch, 50 Walpole Members have joined the Founding Signatories in support of the Manifesto, all of whom share an ambition to make the UK’s luxury sector the most sustainable in the world. The Manifesto was produced in association with McKinsey & Co.
The Founding Signatories
The Signatories
Working Groups
Walpole has convened Members to form eight sector-specific Working Groups. These Groups enable collaboration, share experience and best practice, and combine resources and align on areas of joint action to accelerate the pace of change towards a more sustainable future for luxury in the UK.

These Groups meet regularly to discuss

Progress towards more sustainable packaging
Material-specific insights and the challenges of plastics and in the supply chain
Carbon emission reduction
Social impact, including diversity and inclusion initiatives
How best to communicate brands’ sustainability work to customers and media
The British Luxury Sustainability Report
In 2021 Walpole published a comprehensive Report, in association with Investec on the progress Members have made in powering their businesses towards a net carbon and zero waste future, one year on from the launch of the Sustainability Manifesto. This report includes detailed Case Studies on the sustainability journeys of some of the Manifesto’s Signatories.
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Get involved
All Walpole brands are invited to become signatories of the Sustainability Manifesto or join the Working Groups, with three simple criteria to be involved:
Endorsement from senior leaders to prioritise sustainability at the highest levels in their businesses
Identify a person in charge of sustainability within the businesses
Promote proactive and transparent communications around sustainability both internally and externally

Sustainability News

10 Questions. 10 Sustainability Leads.
10 Questions. 10 Sustainability Leads.
9th May 2022
An interview with Melissa Mullen, Jo Malone London
In our new series, we're pitching ten essential questions to ten people who are leading their Walpole member companies to sustainability success. This week, we speak to Melissa Mullen, Vice President & General Manager, UK and Ireland for Jo Malone London about the importance of company curiosity, customer transparency and why the luxury industry needs to be talking more about the circular economy.
Sustainability
Sustainability
4th Apr 2022
Sacha Newall on My Wardrobe HQ's mission to eliminate waste
In our latest extract from Country & Town House's Great British Brands Zero publication, Sacha Newall, founder of Brands of Tomorrow 2021 graduating brand My Wardrobe HQ, explains why she wanted to create the first waste-free fashion-rental marketplace.
Sustainability
Sustainability
28th Mar 2022
Frieda Gormley on taking meaningful steps towards true sustainability with House of Hackney
In our latest extract from Country & Town House's Great British Brands Zero publication, co-founder of luxury interiors label House of Hack Frieda Gormley speaks about her passion for creating a company built on comfort, hope and sustainable credentials