Major fashion companies to make G7 pledge to help environment

Reuters

Posted at Aug 23 2019 04:17 PM

French police block a street around the security perimeter ahead of the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, August 23, 2019. Regis Duvignau, Reuters

PARIS - Major fashion companies from around the world said on Friday they had signed a pact which they would present at this week's G7 summit to help protect the environment.

The pact has been signed by 32 companies including the likes of Adidas, Burberry, Kering, Hermes, LVMH and Nike.

Protecting the environment will be a leading issue at the G7, with French President Emmanuel Macron and United Nations Secretary General António Guterres having expressed concern this week over wildfires raging through the Amazon.