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Abercrombie & Fitch Co. joins the CanopyStyle Initiative

Retailer and not-for-profit Collaborate to Reduce Sourcing from the World’s Ancient and Endangered Forests

NEW ALBANY, Ohio, Feb. 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) today announced its formal partnership with Canopy, the not-for-profit environmental organization dedicated to protecting the world’s forests, species and climate. Canopy collaborates with more than 750 companies to develop innovative solutions to make its supply chains more sustainable and help protect Ancient and Endangered Forests.

Canopy’s current initiative, CanopyStyle, encourages brands to eliminate the use of Ancient and Endangered Forests. As of today, Abercrombie & Fitch Co., along with more than 170 brands, have committed to eliminating their use of Ancient and Endangered Forests, as well as advancing conservation solutions in places such as Sumatra’s Leuser Ecosystem, Vancouver Island’s rainforests, and the Broadback Forest in the Canadian Boreal.

In September 2017, A&F Co. established a Cellulosic Fiber Policy, which it began implementing globally. The policy, which  is published on the company’s corporate website, has been updated to reflect the commitments in the CanopyStyle initiative, and details the company’s commitment and approach to the responsible sourcing of regenerated cellulosic fibers, such as viscose and rayon.

/EIN News/ -- “A&F Co. is proud to announce our collaboration with Canopy and we look forward to continued progress as we move forward with this exciting initiative, CanopyStyle,” said Kim Harr, Senior Director of Sustainability, Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

For further information on A&F Co.’s commitment to sustainability, and responsible sourcing, visit here.

About Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) is a leading, global specialty retailer of apparel and accessories for Men, Women and Kids through three renowned brands. For more than 125 years, the iconic Abercrombie & Fitch brand has outfitted innovators, explorers and entrepreneurs. Today, the brand reflects the updated attitude of modern consumer, while remaining true to its heritage of creating expertly crafted products with an effortless, American style. The Hollister brand epitomizes the liberating and carefree spirit of the endless California summer for the teen market. abercrombie kids creates smart, playful apparel for children ages 5-14, celebrating the wide-eyed wonder of childhood. The brands share a commitment to offering products of enduring quality and exceptional comfort that allow consumers around the world to express their own individuality and style. The Company operates more than 850 stores under these brands across North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, as well as the e-commerce sites www.abercrombie.com and www.hollisterco.com

About Canopy
Canopy is a not-for-profit environmental organization dedicated to protecting the world’s forests, species and climate. Canopy collaborates with more than 750 companies to develop innovative solutions, make their supply chains more sustainable and help protect our world’s remaining ancient and endangered forests. Canopy’s partners include H&M, Sprint, Penguin Random House, Stella McCartney, Zara, TC Transcontinental, The Guardian and Scholastic. Canopy’s work relies on the support of individual donors who share our passion for the planet. http://www.canopyplanet.org  

                   
Investor Contact:                  Media Contact:
Pam Quintiliano                  Ian Bailey
Abercrombie & Fitch Co.                 Abercrombie & Fitch Co
(614) 283-6751                 (614) 283-6192
Investor_Relations@anfcorp.com                 Public_Relations@anfcorp.com
                   

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