Social Responsibility

What steps are we taking to improve
our impact on the environment?
When it comes to our day-to-day operations, it’s one of our goals to make as little impact as possible on the environment. We’re constantly evaluating the strategies we have in place to better suit the needs of the world around us.

Our Environmental efforts target three key objectives:

Facility and Product Impacts

We are committed to reducing our energy, paper and water use; minimizing waste; and implementing environmentally responsible solutions for stores, distribution centers and offices.

Supply Chain Performance

We are committed to collaborating with our suppliers to understand and improve their environmental performance and practices.

Associate and Customer Engagement

Our associates and customers are passionate about environmental issues. We seek to raise internal and external awareness about our efforts and to provide information, tools and support to our associates to help us operate responsibly.
To make progress we’ve developed initiatives in the following areas:

Energy efficiency is a key component of our environmental program. Reducing the energy we use in our stores, offices and distribution centers helps the environment and makes financial sense. Included below are some examples of what we’re doing to conserve energy.
Since 2002, we have installed energy management systems in our new stores. These systems help... READ MORE →

The J.Crew Paper Procurement Policy describes our commitment to responsible paper procurement. To ensure our practices are in line with our policy, we seek paper suppliers who share our commitment to environmental responsibility. We monitor the volume, recycled content and certified content of the paper that we purchase.
As a company with a considerable...

100% recycled shopping bags


Minimizing the waste that we generate and dispose of is important to us. Waste minimization will help us conserve natural resources; reduce emissions and impacts on landscapes and habitats; and lower costs. We are continually evaluating opportunities to minimize the generation of waste in our business. READ MORE →

Through our Responsible Sourcing program, we’ve developed strong relationships with our key suppliers. As we expand our environmental initiatives into the supply chain, we expect to leverage those relationships to drive change and improve the environmental impact in the factories that manufacture J.Crew, Madewell and crewcuts products.

In 2011, we trained our production team on the environmental impacts... READ MORE →