IFA Paris is committed to provide academic programs that anticipate the evolutions of the fashion industry. The latter is the second biggest polluter in the world, with a carbon footprint equivalent to all the planes and boats roaming our planets. Resource Wastage, chemical pollution, over-utilization of water and over production are characteristics that have defined the operations of the stakeholders structuring our industry. While a collective awareness is pushing all of us to redefine the way we see our operations, being sustainable is not just about adopting a trend. For IFA Paris, it has become a necessity.
Since January 2019, the Chairman and Chairwoman of IFA Paris have initiated the transformation of our schools into Corporate Social Responsibility – certified institutions. Our philosophy, based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) created by the United Nations, is aimed at ensuring that we can balance 3 important components: Planet, People and Profit.
3 main objectives are framing our sustainable strategy:
- Renewing and solidifying our commitment to transparency in our relationships with our different stakeholders: students, lecturers, suppliers, partners and the local communities
- Nurturing and expanding a multi-cultural environment that promotes the fulfilment of our students and alumni
- Mobilizing all our resources to position our graduates as the sustainable leaders of tomorrow who will drive innovation and change
A large-scale plan of action is under way and revolves around the following IFA Paris Sustainability Manifesto: