Dear Leslie Wexner,
CEO of Limited Brands Owner of Victoria’s Secret
Right now, Victoria's Secret is no angel when it comes to forest destruction. It is shocking that Victoria's Secret sends out over a million catalogs a day – 395 million per year! And it is not very sexy to know that Victoria's Secret catalogs contain paper made from the endangered forests of the Canadian Boreal, one of the largest wilderness areas in the world, or that its paper use threatens the forests in the Southern US, one of our country’s biological treasures.
Victoria's Secret's paper contract is up for renewal in June. In order to be a responsible corporation, Victoria's Secret's new contract must stop sending endangered forests to our mailboxes and:
· End purchases from any company that is not identifying and halting logging in endangered forests in the Canadian Boreal
· Maximize post-consumer recycled content in catalogs (achieve 50% post-consumer recycled in five years);
· Ensure that all suppliers are shifting to Forest Stewardship Council certification;
· End the use of any forest products sourced from other endangered forests, such as key areas of the Southern U.S.
Victoria's Secret must change now. We hope you will see that when it comes to our last remaining endangered forests, less is not more.