Forest & Paper Products
Victoria’s Secret & Co. is committed to responsible sourcing of forest products. Our Forest Products Procurement Policy is written to reduce threats to ancient and endangered forests and to avoid products that contribute to deforestation or human rights abuses. We are committed to working with our suppliers to source forest products from certified forestry operations, preferably those that meet Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards.
Victoria’s Secret & Co. Forest Products Procurement Policy
In order to minimize our impact to the world's forests, we work with our suppliers to source paper products that include recycled content and/or are produced with pulp from certified forestry operations, preferably that meet FSC standards. Listed here is a summary of our commitments and the progress we've made.
Victoria’s Secret & Co.’s Forest Products Policy:
- Addresses the entire paper and forest products lifecycle; and
- Eliminates suppliers sourcing from endangered forests.
We are committed to:
- Not accepting paper sourced from endangered forests;
- Optimizing the use of FSC and Post-Consumer Waste (PCW) paper.
To demonstrate our commitments, we:
- Phased out paper procured from endangered forests; and
- In partnership with L Brands, contributed more than $1 million for research and advocacy related to protecting endangered forests.
Man-Made Cellulosic Fibers
We are increasing the percentage of man-made cellulosic fibers in our portfolio, including rayon, viscose, modal and lyocell. We work with our suppliers in an effort to ensure that we do not knowingly source fabrics from old-growth or endangered forests or sources that contribute to deforestation or the loss of high conservation value forests.
In 2022, our manufacturers used viscose from two suppliers – Lenzing Group and Birla Cellulose – as they have proven track records of responsible sourcing practices.
ABOUT OUR SUPPLIERS
Lenzing AG Group
We use Lenzing's TENCELTM modal fibers that are certified with the internationally recognized EU Ecolabel, an environmental quality label only awarded to products and services thath have a significantly lower environmental impact throughout their entire lifecycle. TENCELTM is a trademark of Lenzing AG.
The source of pulp for this Tencel modal is European Beech from well-managed forests, all of which are certified to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) standards.
We use viscose and modal fibers from Birla Cellulose, part of Aditya Birla Group based in India. Birla Cellulose has a stringent Wood Fibre Sourcing Policy to support responsible forest management. Birla Cellulose is recognized as an industry leader in responsible sourcing and has achieved highest category of ‘Dark Green Shirt’ in Canopy’s Hot Button Report for last three years consecutively. These fibers are certified by STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX and are USDA Biobased certified, and are produced in a closed-loop process compliant with the EU Best Available Technologies (BAT) norms for manufacturing processes. Further, the fiber manufacturing facilities are verified for Higg Facility Environment Module (FEM) with benchmarked scores.