We are proud to announce that since 2008, we have reduced our carbon footprint by over 38.9%, exceeding our goal to reduce 30% by 2015. We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint even further and will continue driving key programs to minimize environmental impacts of our business.

Our carbon footprint analysis of U.S. operations focused on Scope 1 and 2 emissions and was conducted according to the WRI’s GHG Protocol Corporate Standard. This footprint focused on the areas where ANN INC. has direct control, including our stores, distribution center and corporate offices.

Our carbon footprint revealed that nearly 93% of our impact comes from our stores. This information has helped us focus our energy efficiency efforts at the store level, where they can be most impactful. We have exceeded our carbon reduction goal through actions such as changes in lighting, technology and a continued focus on behavior changes.