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Walpole Future of British Luxury Summit 2021
A New Era for Luxury
Monday 6th September
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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

Ormonde Jayne
Ormonde Jayne
14th Jul 2021
Removing the term 'oriental' from fragrance
Linda Pilkington, founder of perfume house and Walpole member Walpole member Ormonde Jayne, discusses how cultural change is affecting the world of fragrance, and how diversity and respect for all cultures, races, religions and people is key to the brand's philosophy.
Sustainable Stories
Sustainable Stories
23rd Jun 2021
The quest to be Paper Perfect with G . F Smith
Paper, by its very nature, is one of the world’s most sustainable and renewable materials. Continually recycled and natural, it can repeatedly be brought back to life and repurposed. G . F Smith papers have a low environmental impact in its manufacturing, and many of the papers it carries have specific environmental accreditations.
Sustainability Stories
Sustainability Stories
22nd Jun 2021
Return Recycle Reward with Molton Brown
Molton Brown are excited to announce their ‘Return. Recycle. Reward.’ scheme is now launching nationwide after successfully piloting at select stores. As Molton Brown bottle caps, pumps and Hair Care collection bottles are not widely recycled in the UK, this scheme ensures that each and every component of your used product is transformed and given a new life.