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Fashion Transparency Index Reveals Even Top Brands Lagging in Supply Chain Transparency
Fashion Transparency Index Reveals Even Top Brands Lagging in Supply Chain Transparency

5 years ago - Four years after the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in which 1,134 people were killed, Fashion Revolution has released its 2017 Fashion Transparency Index, which ranks 100 of the biggest fashion companies on their social and environmental policies, practices and impacts.

VF Corp Joins Over 65 Apparel Giants Acting to Minimize Impacts on Endangered Forests
VF Corp Joins Over 65 Apparel Giants Acting to Minimize Impacts on Endangered Forests

5 years ago - Today, VF Corporation, the US' largest fashion conglomerate - parent company of lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories brands including Timberland, The North Face, Lee and Wrangler – released its first-ever Forest Derived Materials Policy, which sets formal guidelines for the company’s purchasing preferences and use of sustain

630 Companies, Investors Tell Trump: Continue Accelerating a Low-Carbon Economy
630 Companies, Investors Tell Trump: Continue Accelerating a Low-Carbon Economy

6 years ago - More than 530 companies and 100 investors – from iconic Fortune 500 firms to small family-owned businesses – are calling on the Trump administration and the new Congress to continue to support policies to accelerate a low-carbon future that will help curb climate change.

Investors Urge 100 Companies to Make Good on Science-Based Targets Commitments
Investors Urge 100 Companies to Make Good on Science-Based Targets Commitments

6 years ago - Members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) announced today that they have sent letters to over 100 publicly held companies – including Adobe, Boeing, International Flavors & Fragrances, Keurig Green Mountain, Motorola, Tiffany & Co. and VF Corporation - encouraging them to make good on statements that they would adopt science-based GHG reduction goals within

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Fashion Brands Lagging in Efforts to Stop Exploitation of Refugees in Turkish Factories
Fashion Brands Lagging in Efforts to Stop Exploitation of Refugees in Turkish Factories

6 years ago - Many clothes are now made in Turkey because of its proximity to Europe, allowing retailers to fill last-minute orders and get new designs into shops more quickly. But Turkey is a challenging place to do business, especially following the influx of almost 3 million refugees escaping war and bloodshed in Syria. With under-resourced humanitarian assistance, jobs and wages are critical to refugee families’ well-being and security.

RE100, EP100 Convince Even More Big Names to Invest in Cleaner, Smarter Energy
RE100, EP100 Convince Even More Big Names to Invest in Cleaner, Smarter Energy

6 years ago - During Climate Week NYC 2016 this week, several companies made bold commitments through The Climate Group’s two leading corporate energy campaigns: RE100, which is focused on transitioning to 100 percent renewable power, and EP100, a new initiative focused on doubling energy productivity.

Of Top Cotton Users, Over 75% ‘Appear to Do Virtually Nothing’ on Cotton Sustainability
Of Top Cotton Users, Over 75% ‘Appear to Do Virtually Nothing’ on Cotton Sustainability

6 years ago - More sustainable cotton has become more widely available thanks to collaborations such as the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) and other programs focused on minimizing the use of highly hazardous pesticides, improving working conditions, addressing biodiversity issues, and reducing water consumption in cotton agriculture.

TSC Helping Eliminate Weak Links in Global Product Supply Chains
TSC Helping Eliminate Weak Links in Global Product Supply Chains

6 years ago - This dynamic Tuesday afternoon panel dissected Global Supply Chains, taking forward by The Sustainability Consortium's (TSC) newly released impact report, Greening Global Supply Chains: From Blind Spots To Hot Spots To Action. Robin Raj, founder and Executive Creative Director of Citizen Group, moderated the panel and framed the session with the question: "Why does greening global supply chains represent one of the most potent models for change for sustainability?”

Supply Chain Visibility Critical for Seeing the True Cost, Sustainability of Our Products
Supply Chain Visibility Critical for Seeing the True Cost, Sustainability of Our Products

6 years ago - As Sustainable Brands marks its 10th anniversary, many of us find ourselves in a reflective mood. We can recall the decade’s pivotal milestones like they were yesterday as we also consider the challenges that lie ahead. Despite the countless amazing achievements and major advances in embracing sustainable practices among corporations, what strikes me is the continued widespread lack of visibility and business integration that exists between governing boards, shareholders, and their supply chains. They still seem to exist in different universes – which can’t be good for our economy and even worse, I imagine, for our climate.

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Q&A: Why Wrangler Joined The Sustainability Consortium
Q&A: Why Wrangler Joined The Sustainability Consortium

7 years ago - The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) announced earlier this week the addition of its newest member — denim brand Wrangler. Formed in 2009, TSC brings together major brands with academic researchers, NGOs and other stakeholders. The nonprofit works to establish science-based metrics and consensus on the most effective means to improve the environmental and social impacts of products in dozens of different industry sectors.

Case Study: 18-Month ROI for The North Face on Connected EMS for Retail Stores
Case Study: 18-Month ROI for The North Face on Connected EMS for Retail Stores

7 years ago - Machine-to-machine communication holds tremendous potential for increasing energy efficiency.

World's Leading Apparel Brands, Industry Groups Join Forces to Transform Global Labor Conditions
World's Leading Apparel Brands, Industry Groups Join Forces to Transform Global Labor Conditions

7 years ago - Today, a group of some of the world’s biggest brands, retailers, NGOs and industry groups launch a Social and Labor Convergence Project, with the aim of improving working conditions in apparel manufacturing across the world.The group says the project seeks to achieve real, sustainable change through the collective development of an industry-wide, standardized methodology for social and labor performance assessment in apparel and footwear supply chains. Through this, the industry believes that it will be able to significantly reduce the amount of money that it spends on duplicated auditing and invest the money saved in improving social welfare for millions of people employed in apparel manufacturing around the world.

Trending: UK Grocers Turning Waste into Packaging
Trending: UK Grocers Turning Waste into Packaging

7 years ago - British grocery chains Tesco and Waitrose have added a new facet to their waste-mitigation efforts by launching upcycled packaging.Beginning this month, Tesco shoppers could get their groceries in recycled plastic bags made from back-of-store waste plastic, such as pallet and multi-pack wrapping. Recycling firm Eurokey is collecting and sorting Tesco’s plastic waste, and plastics recycler Papier-Mettier is processing it and turning it into single-use carrier bags.

365 Companies, Investors Send Letters Announcing Support for EPA's Clean Power Plan
365 Companies, Investors Send Letters Announcing Support for EPA's Clean Power Plan

7 years ago - In an unprecedented show of business support for tackling climate change, 365 companies and investor groups sent letters today to more than two dozen governors across the United States voicing their support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan for existing power plants and encouraging the state’s “timely finalization” of state implementation plans to meet the new standards.The letter, organized by sustainability advocacy group Ceres, comes just days before the expected finalization of the rule aimed at reducing U.S. power plant carbon pollution by 30 percent by 2030.

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How Continuously Proactive Supply Chain Engagement Can Be Crucial in Building Brands
How Continuously Proactive Supply Chain Engagement Can Be Crucial in Building Brands

7 years ago - This afternoon panel on Wednesday, day three of SB '15 San Diego, offered a unique opportunity to hear from a diverse group of companies, both large and small, national and global, spanning several industries, and with different degrees of complexity in their supply chains. With the help of moderator Bonnie Nixon, former supply chain sustainability for companies such as HP and Mattel, the group offered insights into several potential trends:

Plenaries Explore Myriad Approaches to Creating 'Abundance Without Waste' on #SB15sd Day 3
Plenaries Explore Myriad Approaches to Creating 'Abundance Without Waste' on #SB15sd Day 3

7 years ago - Raphael Bemporad, Founding Partner and Chief Strategy Officer at BBMG, kicked off Wednesday’s SB ‘15 San Diego plenaries by anchoring the day’s conversation in the human story. As the day’s moderator, he asked attendees to wonder what it would mean to design brands for humans — not merely consumers — through a lens of “abundance without waste” and set the stage for plenary discussions focused on design, innovation and leadership.

How to Influence National Public Policy: Updates and Lessons from Proactive Brands
How to Influence National Public Policy: Updates and Lessons from Proactive Brands

7 years ago - Tuesday afternoon’s session led by Anne Kelly, Senior Director of Policy at Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP), shed light on how corporations influence public policy and government regulation in support of a sustainable economy.

VF Corporation Selects Schneider Electric as their Global Sustainability Partner
VF Corporation Selects Schneider Electric as their Global Sustainability Partner

10 years ago - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VF Corporation Selects Schneider Electric as their Global Sustainability Partner Louisville, KY. – September 19, 2012 – Schneider Electric, the global leader in sustainability services, announced today it has been selected by VF Corporation to provide a comprehensive sustainability solution across all of its brands. Schneider Electric’s technology platform, Resource Advisor™, will allow VF to track and report energy, water, and emissions data, as well as additional sustainability-related metrics, across its global footprint of operations and products.  

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