At Condé Nast, we are committed to doing business in ways that are socially and environmentally responsible, and that make a positive global impact. For more than a century, our iconic brands have driven the cultural conversation, sparked global movements and propelled meaningful change around the world. We not only inform our audiences, but inspire them to take meaningful action.
While we have always been passionate about achieving the highest standards in everything we do for our readers, viewers and clients, we recognize that, when it comes to looking after the natural environment, we need to do more.
Condé Nast accepts the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s position on the state of the world. The climate crisis is upon us and man-made climate change exists. We commit to accurate reporting, to champion change, and to always refer to the IPCC's latest report, facts and figures as the baseline.
Condé Nast operates across 32 markets and its influential brands engage with hundreds of millions of people around the globe. We can and should inspire communities around the world to take action. We understand our responsibility and are ready to lead by example.
We believe that we have a duty to deliver the highest quality content and experiences expected from our brands and to do so in a way that reduces our impact on the planet.
We recognize our responsibility to raise awareness, contribute to the global debate and to point to solutions that ensure that our industry, readers and viewers are actively engaged in protecting our most precious resources. We commit to playing a more proactive and meaningful role in informing our readers about the climate emergency and inspiring them to take practical actions, working with partners to foster tangible change.
We pledge to deliver systemic change throughout all levels of our organization, and to ensure that our content is always scientifically robust and accurate. To bring these principles to life, Condé Nast will outline clear targets of accountability. We will regularly unveil new initiatives and recalibrate our approach to ensure we deliver change in line with breakthroughs of sustainable practice.
Making Condé Nast Greener
In 2019, Condé Nast undertook its first comprehensive sustainability assessment to quantify our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and material usage.
Our goal is to mitigate our global environmental footprint, while using our influence to inform our audiences and foster positive change.
Informed by the findings of our assessments, we have developed our first Five-Year Sustainability Strategy (2020 to 2025) and pinpointed four priority areas of our business that will undergo transformation. These focus areas include: reducing our emissions and offsetting when reduction is not possible; working with partners across our supply chain to foster a more sustainable publishing sector; identifying and using more sustainable materials across our production process; and championing a more sustainable corporate culture while informing and inspiring our audiences.
Condé Nast has partnered with Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) to create The Sustainable Fashion Glossary, a compendium of terms, a reference tool to help usher in a new era of understanding of fashion, based on a respect for and valuing of the earth and all who live within it.
The Sustainable Fashion Glossary is part of Conde Nast’s long-standing commitment to create change in the world of fashion, design and style; and combines Condé Nast’s unique perspective on the sector with the Centre for Sustainable Fashion’s (CSF), academic leadership in fashion design for sustainability.
We have joined the UNFCCC’s Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action to support industry efforts to make fashion and textiles more sustainable.
The Fashion for Global Climate Action initiative is an urgent and global appeal to the fashion industry to acknowledge its impact on our planet and the collective responsibility of the sector to strive towards climate neutrality.
Through collaborative action and bold leadership, the fashion industry has the ability to develop clear targets of accountability and the power to make this necessary and drastic transformation happen.
As the first media company to support the charter, Condé Nast is committed to playing a more proactive and meaningful role in the global climate action movement. Condé Nast will work with industry partners to influence consumer behavior by promoting the re-use of clothes, sustainable fashion, innovative materials and technologies which can help to mitigate the environmental impact of fashion.
Born from an internal call-to-action, Condé Nast’s global employee council for Sustainability provides a platform for employees to identify shared objectives, set goals, exchange ideas and know-how and work together on global priorities.
The council is composed of 20 Condé Nast employees from 12 markets, each with varying levels of experience.
Council members work closely with an executive steering committee composed of senior leaders from across the company to develop and support global and market-based initiatives. The Sustainability council is chaired by Wolfgang Blau, Chief Operating Officer & President, International.
Together, the council members empower colleagues throughout the company to ignite and implement change, celebrate successes and build on what has already been accomplished.
Vanity Fair U.S. launches its first “Green Issue” to mark an increased commitment to reporting on environmental threats.
Condé Nast Spain is the first market to achieve ISO14001 accreditation and carbon neutrality in its operations.
Condé Nast relocates its New York headquarters to One World Trade Center, a LEED certified building.
AD India, September 2017
AD India launches its first Craftsmanship issue. The special edition featured five fabric covers that used a variety of artisanal techniques, such as tie-dye and screen printing.
Vogue Australia, February 2018
Vogue Australia appoints Clare Press as sustainability editor-at-large, first one in the history of Vogue. The first Vogue Australia issue dedicated to sustainable fashion is published in March 2018 and guest edited by Emma Watson.