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Social Responsibility

Buy Sustainably. Sell Responsibly.

As an iconic retailer in Canada, we have a unique opportunity to make a positive impact in the luxury fashion industry through our commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR).

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Respecting the Environment

by minimizing our environmental impacts

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 Selling Products Responsibly

by sourcing products responsibly and ethically

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Inspiring our People

by empowering our associates to take positive action

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Driving Positive Change

by inspiring change and sustainable  lifestyles through retail

Each and every one of these four CSR pillars is vital to realizing our mission to Buy Sustainably. Sell Responsibly. And our work is never done. We’re always looking for new and innovative ways we can be a better business not only for our associates, our communities, or even our country, but for the world and the future we all share.

Here are just few of the initiatives we’re undertaking right now to fulfill our mission.


Respecting the Environment

  • We are reducing our operational carbon footprint – with a focus on energy and waste reduction
    • Over the past three years, we have switched to LED lighting in four stores
  • We are developing ‘green build guidelines’ to help us build and retrofit more energy efficient and sustainable stores and distribution centre
  • We are improving waste diversion efforts in our stores and distribution centre
    • We launched a zero-waste program in our distribution centre in 2017

Selling Products Responsibly

  • We are collaborating with our vendors to drive industry change
  • We are mandating all new vendors to sign onto our Ethical Trading Requirements as a means of doing business with us
  • We are assessing the social and environmental impacts of the products we sell
  • We are enriching our socially responsible product offering in stores through H Project

Inspiring our People

  • We are enhancing associate engagement and development programs
  • We are investing in community partnerships to drive impact
  • We are empowering our associates to take positive action and give back to local causes in their community

Driving Positive Change

  • We are partnering with brands to raise awareness for causes that matter through our Charitable Product Give Back Program
  • We are supporting sustainable innovation in the fashion industry
  • We are continuing to support causes and artisan work that create positive change globally through products we sell in H Project