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How We're Measuring Success


Scope 1 & 2 emissions reduced in FY2021 since FY2018


Private Brand units made by RISE women


pages of sustainable products on

As of FY2022

Responsible Products and Sourcing

We are intentional about our decisions –considering our responsibility and impact each step of the way so that people and planet can thrive together.

Providing Sustainable Products

In Fall of 2021, Macy's launched a Sustainable Products Sitelet, and is actively using it to highlight products that align with our vision of a thriving planet. Our ambition for the future is to take our sustainable product offering beyond third-party certifications into circular solutions and services, prioritizing opportunities that extend the life of a product.

We are building robust sustainability programs to support the use of more responsible materials in all Macy's Private Brands, managed by Macy’s sourcing team. As part of those programs, we ensure that we are securing more sustainably sourced cotton products for our private brands.

Preferred materials

Preferred practices

People first

Designed for less waste

Upholding Human Rights Within Macy's Private Brands

We closely monitor that Macy’s private brands are produced in an ethical and responsible manner while also taking steps to improve working conditions across the global supply chain.

We have comprehensive programs in place to ensure our private brand partners’ adhere to our standards, conduct third-party audits, identify issues and drive remediations when violations occur. Through rigorous screening of new suppliers, ongoing training, regular audits and collaboration for improvement, we ensure that our private brand suppliers operate at high performance standards.


Macy's, Inc. is committed to minimizing its environmental impacts across our operations and supply chain. We seek to responsibly manage the resources we consume and the waste we produce across our stores and logistics network.

Taking Action on Climate Change

We're dedicated to addressing the risks of climate change to our planet. We have several processes in place to reduce our emissions, including the use of renewable energy through solar panels, managing our energy through automation systems and reducing energy use through LED lighting retrofits. In November 2022, Macy's, Inc. committed to set near-term company-wide emission reductions in line with climate science with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

Solar panels

Automation systems

LED lighting retrofits

Emission reductions

Promoting Circularity

We’re improving our operations by investing in and implementing innovations that help reduce, reuse, and repurpose materials. These efforts will reduce waste and further transition Macy’s, Inc. to become a more circular business.

Macy's, Inc. is committed to advocating sustainable practices with our brand partners across the retail and fashion industry.

We are an active member of, and collaborate with, numerous associations and networks that directly engage with policy makers on international trade, human rights and sustainability issues. We participate in many of these organizations.

Macy's is committed to improving cotton farming practices globally with Better Cotton. We are committed to sourcing 45% of our cotton as Better Cotton.

Better Cotton is sourced via a chain of custody model called mass balance. This means that Better Cotton is not physically traceable to end products, however, Better Cotton Farmers benefit from the demand for Better Cotton in equivalent volumes to those we 'source.'

We are committed to building on our progress, and we’re proud to have been recognized by multiple independent organizations.

Awards and Honors

“We're on a mission to embed sustainability throughout our value chain —rooted in our commitment to care for the people that make our products and manage our environmental impact. In partnership with all our stakeholders, we can create a more sustainable future for all.”

Keelin Evans, Vice President of Sustainability