At the heart of our commitment to sustainability, we have set a
target to transform our packaging practices. We are actively
integrating more recycled and renewable materials, not just in
our products, but also in our packaging, extending the lifecycle
of these materials.
Starting in 2019, we focused our efforts on transitioning all shoe
boxes across our owned brands to those made with at least
85% post-consumer waste. In addition, our shoe boxes and
branded tissue paper will employ only natural dyes and
adhesives, eliminating the use of chemical finishes. We are
currently scaling this initiative across all our brands.
In 2022, we implemented accountability measures to ensure
our suppliers uphold our packaging standards. We also took
steps to shift shoe box materials for the Steve Madden brand to
paper pulp certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
which is a global non-profit organization dedicated to
promoting responsible forest management worldwide. FSCcertified providers ensure that the paper is sourced from forests
that are responsibly managed to provide environmental,
social, and economic benefits. By 2025, we plan to ensure all
shoe boxes contain FSC-certified paper pulp.