The Guardian: Major Apparel Brands Involved in Deforestation in Brazilian Amazon on lies in matters of nature conservation. Despite commitments to reduce the harmful impact on the planet, they were involved in the destruction of forests in the Brazilian part of the Amazon, writes The Guardian.
Analysts studied the customs data of the main representatives of the fashion industry and found that Coach, LVMH (produces Dior products , Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Guerlain), Prada, H&M, Zara, Adidas, Nike, New Balance, Teva, UGG and Fendi supply leather for products from the Brazilian JBS factory, a deforestation business in the Amazon. However, many of the listed brands have previously announced the termination of cooperation with such enterprises and presented a policy to minimize harm to the planet.
Nevertheless, the destruction of trees did not stop, but only became larger. In many ways, it is associated with the deliberate burning of the forest for the sake of growing soybeans for livestock feed, the skin of which will subsequently go to the production of wallets, bags and shoes. The researchers did not establish the link between each specific brand and deforestation, but predicted an increase in the negative trend. We will have to burn more forests and raise more animals – by 2025, to provide the population with clothing and accessories, 430 million cows will have to be slaughtered annually.
In October, world famous banks were accused of supporting deforestation. Experts found that in the five years since the Paris Climate Agreement was approved, BNP Paribas, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), JPMorgan, HSBC and Bank of America have provided $ 119 billion to 20 large agribusinesses associated with deforestation. Among the organizations that received funds was the Brazilian meat producer JBS.