YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP announces Fur-Free Policy

June 6, 2017

Initiative highlights commitment to managing environmental impact responsibly

YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP (YNAP), the world’s leading online luxury fashion retailer, has today announced that it is adopting a fur free policy that will exclude all items and accessories made from animal fur.

This policy, which applies to all of the Group’s multi-brand online stores: NET-A-PORTER, MR PORTER, YOOX and THE OUTNET, is a further development highlighting the Group’s commitment to managing environmental impact responsibly as stated in its Sustainability Report 2016.

Its implementation builds on a long-standing relationship with The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Humane Society International (HSI) and Lega Anti Vivisezione (LAV).

YNAP has also joined the international Fur Free Retailer Program supported by the Fur Free Alliance, an international coalition of leading animal and environmental protection organizations worldwide.

The commitment ensures that YNAP’s multi-brand online stores promote commercial policies in-line with animal rights. YNAP will continue to work closely with HSUS, HSI, LAV, and other leading animal and environmental protection organizations to keep the Group continually updated about fur and ethical sourcing.

YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP’s Sustainability Report 2016 outlines the Group’s commitment to managing and reducing the social and environmental impacts of the business, collaborating with brands and suppliers to improve practices, and leading developments in the industry.

   Key initiatives include:

Matteo James Moroni, Head of Sustainability at YNAP, said: “The Group started its journey towards creating a sustainable future back in 2009 with the launch of YOOXYGEN, the pioneering YOOX’s destination for social and environmental responsible brands. Since then we have made great steps. Yet there is still much more to do and we remain more focused than ever on our commitment to create a sustainable future. We have a strong sense of responsibility and recognise the importance of making a positive contribution to society. With a range of initiatives, partnerships and innovations, our goal is to act as an industry-wide catalyst for change.”

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