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REI, adidas, Timberland and More Commit to Sourcing Down Responsibly
REI, adidas, Timberland and More Commit to Sourcing Down Responsibly

9 years ago - Six more global brands have committed to the Textile Exchange’s Responsible Down Standard (RDS). The adidas Group, Black Diamond, Kathmandu, NAU, REI and Timberland have agreed to bring certified, responsible down to the marketplace.

Report: Consumer Products, Manufacturing Sectors Enjoying Best Financial Returns on Solar
Report: Consumer Products, Manufacturing Sectors Enjoying Best Financial Returns on Solar

9 years ago - Consumer products, manufacturing and heavy industry sectors are getting the best financial returns on solar power—the most popular renewable power technology for corporates—according to a new report by RE100, an initiative of The Climate Group in partnership with CDP.

Creating Brands of Enduring Value: The 5 Trends Shaping CMO Success in 2015
Creating Brands of Enduring Value: The 5 Trends Shaping CMO Success in 2015

9 years ago - The new buzzword among CEOs, entrepreneurs and ecologists is the idea of resilience: building the values, systems and behaviors within businesses and brands to cope with uncertainty and constant, disruptive change.From data breaches and hacked emails to information abundance and lightspeed digital evolution, uncertainty abounds.CMOs are at the center of these dynamics, balancing the complexities of brand reputation, consumer trust, instantaneous social media critiques, hyper-customization and, of course, business sales and growth.So, as we look to 2015, how can CMOs leverage these dynamics for competitive advantage and create enduring brands that deliver more value for consumers, employees, shareholders and society?

CDP Identifies 853 Water Risks Threatening Growth For World's Largest Companies
CDP Identifies 853 Water Risks Threatening Growth For World's Largest Companies

9 years ago - Two-thirds of the world's largest companies are reporting exposure to water risks, some of which have potential to limit growth, according to a new report by CDP. The news comes amid mounting shareholder concern around the business impacts from water scarcity, accessibility and poor water quality.

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The North Face, H&M, Eddie Bauer Commit to More Responsible Down
The North Face, H&M, Eddie Bauer Commit to More Responsible Down

9 years ago - The North Face, H&M, Eddie Bauer and several other leading international fashion, bedding and outdoor brands have adopted a third-party certification standard that can be applied to any waterfowl-based supply chain to help ensure humane treatment of animals from gosling to end product.

H&M CEO Calls for Annual Wage Reviews in Bangladesh
H&M CEO Calls for Annual Wage Reviews in Bangladesh

9 years ago - H&M CEO Karl-Johan Persson recently called for the need for annual wage revisions in Bangladesh in line with local price inflation.The comments came during an October 14 meeting with the country's Minister of Commerce, Tofail Ahmed."We see that costs in society are negating many of the positive effects of increased wages. This is due to the absence of efficient systems of control leaving both workers and business owners in a difficult situation," Persson said.For several years, the retailer has worked towards establishing a fair living wage in Bangladesh — a key supplier country. H&M sources products from around 300 factories in the country, employing over 600,000 workers.

World's Largest Retailers Take Stand Against Forced Labor in Uzbek Cotton Harvesting
World's Largest Retailers Take Stand Against Forced Labor in Uzbek Cotton Harvesting

9 years ago - With the annual International Uzbek Cotton and Textile Fair scheduled for October 14th and 15th in Tashkent, retailers and apparel brands are taking action to prevent Uzbek cotton from entering their supply chains. Markets for Uzbek cotton sourced with forced labor continue to diminish as consumers become more aware of the egregious human rights violations that occur during the Uzbek cotton harvest.

IKEA, Philips, H&M, Mars, Nestlé Launch Campaign to Lead Business Shift to 100% Renewables
IKEA, Philips, H&M, Mars, Nestlé Launch Campaign to Lead Business Shift to 100% Renewables

9 years ago - IKEA, Swiss Re, BT, Formula E, H&M, KPN, Mars, Nestlé, Philips and Reed Elsevier were among businesses that joined a powerful group of NGOs and clean energy experts during Climate Week to launch of a multi-year initiative to encourage major companies to commit to using 100 percent renewable power.

H&M, Unilever Commit to Climate Change Disclosure as Matter of Fiduciary Duty
H&M, Unilever Commit to Climate Change Disclosure as Matter of Fiduciary Duty

9 years ago - H&M, Unilever, Nestlé and several other leading companies and investors have committed to reporting climate change through the Climate Change Reporting Framework or other comparable frameworks as a matter of fiduciary duty, whether or not required by current regulation.This represents an unprecedented collective commitment and a practical step capable of enabling positive change in economic and financial market activity at scale.

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Protest Prompts 8 Major Fashion Retailers to Support Wage Increase for Cambodian Workers
Protest Prompts 8 Major Fashion Retailers to Support Wage Increase for Cambodian Workers

9 years ago - Thousands of workers took to the streets of Phnom Penh, in Cambodia, last week to protest for a near-doubling of the minimum wage for retailer workers there to US$177 (£110) a month. It seems their calls for fairer pay have sparked a response from the fashion industry, as eight leading retailers have now pledged to pay more for clothes produced there, according to the Guardian.

H&M Unveils Conscious Denim, Signs Agreement for More Conscious Supply Chain Management
H&M Unveils Conscious Denim, Signs Agreement for More Conscious Supply Chain Management

9 years ago - H&M announced two new initiatives this week centered on the betterment of its supply chains, one from the social perspective and one from the environmental.First, the apparel company signed a unique agreement with ILO, under which the partners will address industrial relations, wages, capacity-building for social partners and skills development throughout H&M’s supply chain.

H&M, Swedfund Team Up to Drive Sustainability in Ethiopian Textile Industry
H&M, Swedfund Team Up to Drive Sustainability in Ethiopian Textile Industry

9 years ago - H&M has teamed up with Swedfund, a Swedish company that offers expertise and financial support to emerging markets within Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe, in a rare collaboration to try to develop a more ethical Ethiopian textile industry. The main goal of the coupled effort, to be launched this fall, is to promote both high social and environmental standards in an industry which is characteristically plagued with a poor ethical standing.The possibility of a collaboration was brought to light following initial talks between the two companies, before culminating in a joint trip to examine factory conditions in Ethiopia in May.

Clothing Companies Going Beyond Compliance with Better Mill Initiative
Clothing Companies Going Beyond Compliance with Better Mill Initiative

9 years ago - By creating an enabling environment to establish novel internal-management systems, Solidaridad's Better Mill Initiative has equipped textile-factory managers and workers to improve working conditions and livelihoods, and reduce the environmental impact of the factories.

Ford Steals Top Spot from Toyota in Interbrand's 2014 Best Global Green Brands Report
Ford Steals Top Spot from Toyota in Interbrand's 2014 Best Global Green Brands Report

9 years ago - Ford tops Interbrand’s 2014 Best Global Green Brands report list – knocking reigning champ Toyota, which held the top spot since the report was launched in 2011, down to #2. Fellow automakers Honda and Nissan claim the #3 and #4 spots, respectively, with Panasonic in fifth place — same as last year.

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Dow's Reverse Osmosis Technology Earns Bronze Edison Award
Dow's Reverse Osmosis Technology Earns Bronze Edison Award

10 years ago - Last week, not long after Dow designated its FILMTEC™ ECO Reverse Osmosis (RO) Elements as its second Breakthrough to a World Challenge, the technology garnered a prestigious Edison Award.

Fashion and Textile Leaders for Forest Conservation Begin Shift to Forest-Free Viscose
Fashion and Textile Leaders for Forest Conservation Begin Shift to Forest-Free Viscose

10 years ago - The newest trend in social responsibility in the apparel sector emerged in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam on Monday as several of the world’s most influential clothing brands gathered to develop a roadmap to creating a more sustainable supply chain and conserve endangered forests.

H&M's Clevercare Labels Helping Customers Extend Clothing Life While Saving Energy, Water
H&M's Clevercare Labels Helping Customers Extend Clothing Life While Saving Energy, Water

10 years ago - At the Copenhagen Fashion Summit last week, designer Stella McCartney made an appearance via video to announce the launch of H&M’s new Clevercare garment labels.Developed in collaboration with Swiss global standard wash care label company Ginetex, the Clevercare labels provide explicit care instructions designed to help customers get the most out of their clothing through proper care — which also leads to water and energy savings through less frequent machine-washing and drying, as well as guidance on ironing and professional laundering techniques.

H&M, Solidaridad Expand Partnership to Tackle Host of Challenges in Textile Supply Chain
H&M, Solidaridad Expand Partnership to Tackle Host of Challenges in Textile Supply Chain

10 years ago - H&M has formed a strategic alliance with Solidaridad, an international organization dedicated to creating responsible agricultural supply chains, to achieve more sustainable textile production. According to a post on Solidaridad’s blog, the parties have previously collaborated in sustainability projects and are now expanding their collaboration into a multiannual partnership.

H&M, Inditex Join Campaign to Eliminate Endangered Forests from Viscose Clothing
H&M, Inditex Join Campaign to Eliminate Endangered Forests from Viscose Clothing

10 years ago - Today, H&M and Zara/Inditex, the world’s two largest clothing brands, announced commitments to eliminate ancient and endangered forests from all of their rayon and viscose clothing. The retail and design leaders developed these new purchasing commitments in partnership with environmental NGO Canopy as part of an initiative to address the growing impacts of the clothing industry on the world’s forests, biodiversity and climate. Organic fashion brand Loomstate also joins EILEEN FISHER, Quiksilver, Patagonia and 17 other progressive apparel brands already backing the “Fashion Loved by Forest” campaign.

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WWF Unveils Updated Tool for Quantifying Water-Related Risks for All Industries & Countries
WWF Unveils Updated Tool for Quantifying Water-Related Risks for All Industries & Countries

10 years ago - Water crises ranked third among 10 global risks of highest concern in 2014, according to the World Economic Forum’s annual Global Risks Perception Survey, and water risk is on the agendas of business and investors as never before. So today, to coincide with World Water Day, WWF unveils its updated Water Risk Filter.