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Sustainable Apparel Coalition Targets Supply Chain Transparency

Date: 28 October 2014

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report helps sustainability directors, and their colleagues in product design and procurement, understand the benefits of the partnership between Schneider Electric and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). The SAC sustainability assessment tools (Higg Index) aim to enhance transparency and reduce impact in the apparel and footwear industry by providing internal educational modules that complement traditional life cycle assessment (LCA) and supply chain analysis. While the first phase of the partnership focused on the transition to a web-based Higg Index 2.0 to improve accessibility across corporate users and their supply chain partners, the second phase will focus on driving industry momentum to ensure awareness, adoption and practical usability for sustainability decision-making.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SUSTAINABLE APPAREL COALITION TARGETS SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSPARENCY

Sustainable Apparel Coalition Toolkit Complements LCA Analysis
Higg Index 2.0 Leverages Schneider Electric Software And Service Capabilities

FIGURE1: Overview Of The Higg Index 2.0 Modules
 

ORGANIZATIONS MENTIONED

Adidas Group, American Apparel & Footwear Association, Better Cotton Initiative, Columbia Sportswear Company, Cradle To Cradle Products Innovation Institute, Duke Center for Sustainability & Commerce, Environmental Defense Fund, Fair Labor Association, Gildan, Levi Strauss & Co., Li & Fung, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Nautica, Nike, Outdoor Industry Association, Patagonia, PUMA, PwC, Schneider Electric, Sedex, Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), Teijin Fibers, The North Face, Timberland, US Environmental Protection Agency, VF Corporation, Walmart, World Resources Institute