We know many of our customers are conscious of the impact they have on the planet, and we want to make it as easy as possible for them to make more sustainable choices with our brands – without compromising on quality, performance or style.

The most sustainable product is the one that lasts, and designing durable, high-quality products, that are easily repaired rather than replaced, has long been a part of our company heritage. Aligned to this, circularity and impacts such as material use, are fundamental considerations. We aim to accelerate and scale the use of more sustainable materials in our products and packaging, moving further away from virgin fossil feedstock, improving circularity and lowering our carbon footprint.



In 2023, we developed a new product sustainability framework across three key areas of impact: sustainable materials, circularity and product footprint, which will help us define our vision across our product sustainability priorities. It will also allow us to better evaluate our progress towards our sustainable product vision and targets across our business. It lays out our pathway to 2030 as we drive innovation within the whole sector, and we will continue to work on this roadmap in 2024.

For me, sustainability is a mindset that needs to be incorporated into everything we do. I stay actively informed on social, environmental, and product trends, while tracking relevant developments in sustainability. This knowledge integrates into my design process and guides my decisions on materials, constructions, and components. Together this helps to create a compelling, relevant product with a long life span. Working on these products is personally fulfilling and always challenging!”

Amanda Gyllstrom Senior Designer, Samsonite North America


The outer shell of the Tumi 19 Degree collection is now made with more than 90% recycled polycarbonate and a number of other components such as the lining, zipper tape and expansion fabric are made with recycled PET.

We consider more than just the embodied carbon in the material itself. We prioritize solutions that reduce the carbon footprint of a product over its entire lifecycle. In 2023, Gregory used our Life Cycle Assessment approach to create products with a reduced environmental impact, including the Miko & Maya daypacks and the Zulu & Jade ventilated daypacks. 

Our LatAm design team worked with the organizers of the Santiago 2023 PanAmerican and Para-PanAmerican Games to produce a bespoke, multifunctional bag for the 17,000 hard-working Games volunteers. The Xtrem bag transforms from waist-bag to backpack and includes special features including a hidden bottle pocket, and a lining fully made from 100% post-consumer recycled PET. 


In Belgium and the Netherlands, we ran our We Recycle Your Suitcase promotion for a third year, encouraging customers to recycle their pre-owned suitcases with us. If customers brought in a hardside case from any brand, we recycled the shells and the pullhandles, and they received a monetary voucher towards a new Samsonite product. The recovered polypropylene, along with material from other unrepairable cases and from our labs, has been tested for reuse by our Research & Development (R&D) team. We’re excited to share that we plan to introduce a limited-edition suitcase in Europe in 2024 incorporating this recycled material.


In early 2023, we launched the new Samsonite ESSENS collection, the next generation of ‘Made in Europe’ 3-point-lock suitcases with the outer shell produced with at least 70% post-consumer recycled polypropylene and the interior lining and webbing made with over 95% post-consumer recycled PET. With upgrades in our supplier partners’ recycling lines, we’re now able to produce an attractive range of colors for these cases, and their wheels are designed to be easy to take apart, replace and repair: all you need to remove them is a pen!


  • Sustainable products: we will be activating our new product sustainability framework, defining targets and a roadmap across three key areas of impact: sustainable materials, circularity and product footprint.
  • Recycled content: we will continue to accelerate the use of recycled content in our products.
  • Circularity: we plan, for the first time, to introduce a limited-edition suitcase in Europe containing recycled end-of-life suitcase materials collected from our customers.
  • Sustainable packaging: We will develop sustainable packaging guidance for our teams.

We have published an Environmental, Social and Governance Report since 2016 and continue to share our progress on an annual basis. 

You will also find our statement on Modern Slavery Statement in this section.