The company noted that around 75% of its products contain at least one “environmentally preferred material” (within the categories of fabrics, leather, synthetic leather and shoe bottoms) and almost 20% meet the criteria needed to earn the One Planet Standard designation.

Caleres noted that its environmentally preferred leather is sourced from tanneries audited by third parties including the Leather Working Group (LWG), Oeko-Tex Leather Standard and the Institute of Quality Certification for the Leather Sector (ICEC).

Natelle Baddeley, Chief Design and Product Officer at Caleres, said: “The One Planet Standard is part of our ongoing ESG efforts and something we’re very proud to introduce. We take very seriously our responsibility to create shoes that are not only beautiful, fashionable, and comfortable but also lighter on the planet. Making conscious choices about how we design, the materials we use, and how we manufacture products is not just good for business – it’s the right thing to do.”

For information on the One Planet Standard, head to the Caleres website.