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

Sustainability Stories
Sustainability Stories
15th Sep 2021
MY WARDROBE HQ x Agora Six Senses Ibiza launch Cinderella, a new sustainable fashion event concept
September marks the highly anticipated opening of the Cinderella Room at Six Senses Ibiza. Powered by the UK’s top fashion re-commerce business and sustainable fashion site MY WARDROBE HQ and curated by Agora, the new sustainable and educational retail concept at the luxurious Ibiza resort, the partners announce their inaugural immersive ‘Cinderella’ night, an event concept taking place on September 18, 2021, celebrated with Grey Goose martinis.
Member News
Member News
18th Aug 2021
Jo Malone London x British GQ: A Conversation In Time
Walpole member Jo Malone London continues to shine a light on mental health with A Conversation In Time: a podcast in collaboration with British GQ discussing mental health and general well-being, and sharing conversations about real-life experiences affecting men in the past, present and future.
Sustainability
Sustainability
18th Aug 2021
Harrods' iconic green plastic bag gets a sustainable makeover
It is a hallmark of global luxury, but after remaining unchanged for over 50 years, the Harrods iconic green carrier bag is being overhauled. From early next month, Harrods will remove all plastic carrier bags from across its stores replacing them with a 100% recyclable, and sustainably sourced paper carrier bag, made from 40% recycled materials.