our dot
PATH
to a
MORE
EQUITABLE and
SUSTAINABLE
FUTURE

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We believe that caring for our planet, our communities and our people is at the core of our values and that our focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) creates long-term value for our Company.

For more than 35 years, our Passion for FASHION and desire to inspire confidence and joy have been guiding the design and creation of our women’s clothing, intimates and accessories. This commitment and dedication emanate from our loyal and devoted customers and Associates, who are equally motivated and inspired by our Vision and Purpose: to promote a kind world where women never have to compromise and to provide solutions, build communities and create memorable experiences that bring women confidence and joy!

From this foundation, we have refined our strategy over the past few years to four key pillars: Customer Led, Product Obsessed, Digital First and Operationally Excellent. We have also identified key ESG focus areas that serve to support each of the pillars and inspire actions that continue to create positive impacts: Women’s Empowerment, Inclusion & Diversity, Responsible Supply Chain, Circularity, Sustainable Innovation, Information Security & Privacy, Sustainable Operations, Ethics & Integrity and Corporate Governance.

Our Board, Executives and Associates work in tandem to drive our strategic pillars and ESG focus areas. By leveraging resources across our organization, we are coordinating activities that address environmental sustainability, philanthropy, human capital management, information security, social responsibility and more. At the same time, we are creating real change and progress throughout the Company and across our three brands – Chico’s®, Soma®, and WHBM®.

ESG HIGHLIGHTS

96%
Female Associates
100%
New Hires Introduced to Inclusion & Diversity Programs
~41%
Soma® bras made in ISO 14001:2015 factories
92k+
Pairs of laser-processed denim delivered to Chico’s®
100%
Compliance with the 108 NIST Cybersecurity Framework controls
78%
Independent Directors serving on our Board
96%
Female Associates
100%
New Hires Introduced to Inclusion & Diversity Programs
~41%
Soma® bras made in ISO 14001:2015 factories
92k+
Pairs of laser-processed denim delivered to Chico’s®
100%
Compliance with the 108 NIST Cybersecurity Framework controls
78%
Independent Directors serving on our Board
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our GOALS

Chico’s FAS’ Mid-Term Goals for Advancing a More Equitable and Sustainable World

We are a company dedicated to continuous improvement and accountability, forming the foundation for our pursuit of a more equitable and sustainable world. We acknowledge that our commitments require deliberate and sincere actions. That is why we have established a range of goals to advance our mission and track our progress.

ENVIRONMENTAL

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Reduce Waste

Explore and quantify value-added sustainable packaging opportunities to reduce landfill waste by having our brands align on and adopt at least one new sustainable packaging opportunity per year over the next 3 years

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Consume Less

Analyze, disclose and engage with our Tier 1 factories on their total water consumption, energy use and waste output and identify opportunities to reduce their impact by at least 1 percent per year over the next 3 calendar years

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Introduce 2-3 fabrics, innovations, technologies or other efficiencies in our product design, development and manufacturing every year over the next 3 years to reduce our environmental footprint

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Reduce Waste

Explore and quantify value-added sustainable packaging opportunities to reduce landfill waste by having our brands align on and adopt at least one new sustainable packaging opportunity per year over the next 3 years

Group 5
Consume Less

Analyze, disclose and engage with our Tier 1 factories on their total water consumption, energy use and waste output and identify opportunities to reduce their impact by at least 1 percent per year over the next 3 calendar years

DOT3

Introduce 2-3 fabrics, innovations, technologies or other efficiencies in our product design, development and manufacturing every year over the next 3 years to reduce our environmental footprint

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SOCIAL

DOT1
Expand Assortment

Develop product assortments with customer and Associate input to create solutions that give comfort and joy to women of all shapes and sizes

DOT2
Improve Reporting

Implement Higg Index sustainability reporting for the top 80% of our Tier 1 vendors and factories

DOT3
Diversify Workforce

Continue to enhance the racial and ethnic diversity of our workforce by focusing on recruiting and retention efforts

DOT1
Expand Assortment

Develop product assortments with customer and Associate input to create solutions that give comfort and joy to women of all shapes and sizes

DOT2
Improve Reporting

Implement Higg Index sustainability reporting for the top 80% of our Tier 1 vendors and factories

DOT3
Diversify Workforce

Continue to enhance the racial and ethnic diversity of our workforce by focusing on recruiting and retention efforts

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GOVERNANCE

DOT1
Align Interests

Promote ESG reporting that aligns with stakeholder expectations and regulatory disclosure recommendations

DOT1
Align Interests

Promote ESG reporting that aligns with stakeholder expectations and regulatory disclosure recommendations

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RECOGNITION and REWARDS

Recognition is in the power of the reward and the power of the future.

2021
Best Customer Service

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2021
America’s Best Trending Online Shops

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2021
Best Online Shops

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2021
The Best Employers for Diversity

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2021
The Best Employers for Women

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Langenstein

Power Women Honoree

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The Gender Equality Index

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Top Companies for Executive Women

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2021
Best Customer Service

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2021
America’s Best Trending Online Shops

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2021
Best Online Shops

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2021
The Best Employers for Diversity

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2021
The Best Employers for Women

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Molly
Langenstein

Power Women Honoree

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The Gender Equality Index

Group 4

Top Companies for Executive Women

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