Corporate Responsibility

Our company’s constant drive to innovate our industry in a way that benefits all stakeholders involved is expressed in our purpose to “reimagine fashion for the good of all”. This purpose is also one of the main drivers of our corporate responsibility (CR) strategy. In the face of global developments like resource scarcity, climate change and increasing inequality we see a pressing urgency to reimagine our industry in a way that benefits all stakeholders involved in the fashion ecosystem. We believe that we can use our expertise in technology to make a substantial contribution to a more transparent and thus more sustainable fashion industry.

In this chapter we want to give you a short overview on where we stand with our endeavors, where we face challenges and where we want to go. We want to continuously grow our aspirations in becoming more sustainable and report on our actions transparently. Therefore, we prepared this report about the fiscal year 2016 in accordance with the ”Core” option of the latest G4 Guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

At Zalando, we never stop learning. This year, we wanted to show you the basic philosophies and current status of the 16 topics in our CR strategy foundation. In 2017, we will build on our experience and further develop sub-strategies and targets. For this process, we invite you to share experiences, give us feedback regarding our approach or to even team up with us and advance our industry towards more sustainability.

Additional information is provided in our Section Corporate Responsibility.
For further questions regarding corporate responibility topics please contact Dennis Hoenig-Ohnsorg, Lead Corporate Responsibility, via email (CR (at)