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Progress Highlights

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Product: Grow Our Sustainable Offerings
2022 Progress
Products & Materials
Grow Little Planet to be the U.S. market's leading sustainable children's apparel brand
More than 100% sales growth for Little Planet compared to 2021
Use 100% sustainable cotton and polyester fibers by 2030
~2% increase in use of more sustainable cotton
Achieve OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certification for Carter's and OshKosh playwear by the end of 2023
73% of our apparel is OEKOTEX® STANDARD 100 certified* as of end of fiscal 2022
Supply Chain
Extend traceability of cotton to our fabric mills by 2025
100% of mills accounted for in traceability program
Improve the well-being of at least 1 million workers within our global value chain by 2030
139,686 workers benefited by education and empowerment programs
Planet: Reduce Our Carbon Footprint
2022 Progress
Reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2030 from 2019 baseline
28% decrease in absolute GHG emissions and 14% decrease in carbon intensity
Require 77% of our suppliers by spend covering purchased goods and services to have science-based targets by 2027
17% of our covered vendors by spend have set science-based targets
Achieve Net-Zero Scope 1 and 2 emissions in our direct operations by 2040
2030 emissions reduction roadmap developed; we will report 2040 plan in 2024
Divert 80% of waste from landfill by 2025
62% of waste diverted from landfill
Achieve 50% reduction in virgin plastic packaging by 2030
New goal; we will report progress in 2024
Reduce water usage in the manufacturing and washing of our products by 2025
New goal; we will report progress in 2024
Uplift Our Workers and Communities
2022 Progress
Diversity & Inclusion
Increase racial and ethnic diversity at the Vice President and District Manager levels
25% of VP hires in 2022 were diverse
Increase our African American and Hispanic consumers by 10% by 2025
Launched and completed marketing test tailored to these consumer segments
Develop supplier diversity program
Created and implemented a supplier diversity program
Improve the well-being of at least 10 million lives by 2030
2,320,590 lives impacted
Volunteer over 200,000 hours in our communities by 2030
20,367 employee volunteer hours
Invest more than $50 million toward improving the lives of children by 2030
$10.5 million in combined charitable contributions and product donations