We were aware that their policy of using fur was under review and congratulate them for taking the responsible and compassionate step of dropping real fur from their range.
The reason given for this was an effort to stop counterfeiting and protect the brand.
Kirsten Brodde, who leads Greenpeace's Detox My Fashion campaign, said: "Because fashion is a high-volume business with more than 100billion garments produced each year, consumers" closets are already overflowing with unworn clothes, creating an overstock problem for many companies.
At the time, Burberry said it only destroyed items that carried its trademark and only worked with specialist companies which were able to harness the energy from the process.
"Our responsibility goals cover the entire footprint of our operations and extend to the communities around us", said chief executive Marco Gobbetti said in a statement obtained by the Associated Press. Burberry was not alone in this practice.
Fashion companies like Burberry amongst others, destroy their unwanted products in order to prevent them from being sold cheaply or stolen.
The BFC's survey on fur was part of the organization's Positive Fashion initiative, which aims to educate designers to make ethical choices and reduce waste in their supply chain.
Burberry has grappled with issues around its brand image before. The company suffered a sharp decline in sales and was forced to gradually rebuild its brand. Mr. Marco Gobbetti, who became CEO a year ago, vowed to overhaul company practices.
The company, whose brand ambassadors have included actress and model Cara Delevingne and former Doctor Who Matt Smith, now says it will reuse, repair, donate or recycle all unsaleable products.
In the same announcement Thursday, Burberry pledged to stop using fur, after criticism from environmental campaigners. A year earlier, it destroyed $34.8 million worth of products.
Last year, the Burberry Foundation - set up as an independent charity by the firm in 2008 - awarded £3m to the Royal College of Art to establish the Burberry Material Futures Research Group - the first of its kind in the world according to Burberry - and expand the Burberry Design Scholarship Fund.
Burberry's September 17 runway show will mark the debut collection for new creative chief Riccardo Tisci, who replaced Christopher Bailey at the helm.