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Tetra Pak

How to Secure Sustainable Sourcing Networks

Achieving a fully sustainable and transparent supply chain depends on responsible sourcing going mainstream, writes Tetra Pak’s Elisabeth Comere in a CSRwire blog. But, she says, companies currently face major barriers to responsible sourcing like bio-based plastics because the demand isn’t on par with conventionally produced materials. In her blog, … Read more »

Chem-IQ

VF Launches Chemical Management Program

VF Corporation, whose brands include The North Face, Timberland and Wrangler, among others, has debuted a chemical management program, Chem-IQ. Developed in collaboration with third-party experts, including the Natural Resources Defense Council, Chem-IQ provides a proactive, cost-effective and scalable method for identifying and eliminating potentially harmful chemicals before they enter the … Read more »

OIA SWG

Supply Chain Management Tools Launched

Outdoor Industry Association Sustainability Working Group (OIA SWG) has launched two supply chain tools to help companies manage their supply chain and sourcing practices. Rapid Design Module for Equipment Integrated as part of the existing Higg Index Rapid Design Module Prototype for Footwear and Apparel, the RDM for Equipment now … Read more »

Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Higg Index 2.0 Adds Web Interface, Improves Environmental Content

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), whose member including Adidas, Burberry, Coca-Cola and Levi’s represent more than a third of the global apparel and footwear market, has launched an updated version of the Higg Index, a sustainability measurement tool for the industry’s supply chain. The Higg Index 2.0, now available for … Read more »

Xeros Joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Xeros has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), an alliance formed to improve supply chain sustainability in the apparel and footwear industries. The coalition includes more than 100 leading apparel and footwear brands, retailers, manufacturers, government organizations, nonprofits and academic institutions, including Adidas, Burberry, Coca-Cola and Levi’s. Xeros, which makes … Read more »

Chemicals Management Framework

SAC, Outdoor Industry Association Launch Chemical Management Tool

The Chemicals Management Working Group (CMWG) has developed a tool to help chemical suppliers and purchasers identify and choose ingredients that meet quality expectations while minimizing impacts on humans and the environment. The Chemicals Management Module (CMM), also called the Chemicals Management Framework, allows businesses to assess chemical management practices … Read more »

Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Schneider Electric to Develop Web-Based Higg Index

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) has selected Schneider Electric to develop a web-based version of the SAC’s sustainability assessment tool, the Higg Index 2.0, for the apparel and footwear industries. The web-based tool, which will use Schneider Electric’s sustainability and energy management software platform, StruxureWare Resource Advisor, will improve these … Read more »

Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Sustainable Apparel Coalition Adds Materials Web Tool

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) has launched the Materials Sustainability Index (MSI) web tool as a new component to the Higg Index suite of sustainability tools for the apparel and footwear industries. The interactive platform visualizes and compares the quantitative section of the MSI scores used in the Higg Index. … Read more »

GreenEarth Cleaning

GreenEarth Cleaning Joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition

GreenEarth Cleaning has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition and says it will use the group’s sustainability measurement tool, the Higg Index, as a standard-setting mechanism to improve its environmentally friendly dry cleaning system. The Higg Index is an open source, indicator-based tool that allows suppliers, manufacturers, brands and retailers to … Read more »