Manufacturer Climate Action Program

  • Decarbonization Program

The Manufacturer Climate Action Program (MCAP) is a pivotal initiative that unites manufacturers worldwide to combat climate change across the consumer goods industry, driving sustainable change through science-aligned targets (SATs). As guided by our “Evolution for Impact” strategy, Cascale’s ambitions extend across the entire value chain including apparel, footwear, and textiles; home furnishings; sporting and outdoor goods; bags and luggage.

What is MCAP?

As an integral part of our Decarbonization Program, MCAP welcomes Cascale members and non-members alike, with a primary objective to accelerate the adoption of science-aligned targets.

MCAP’s mission is to significantly reduce emissions by enabling manufacturers to start their decarbonization journey faster. We are doing this by providing an intermediate pathway to measure carbon emissions and develop science-aligned climate reduction targets for scope 1 and 2, or direct operations.

We recognize the synergies across sectors and global regions and the opportunity to drive further impact at scale. No matter what stage of your journey, our focus is on ensuring continuity, collaboration, and open communication to continue delivering value together.


Evolution from

Inspired by a collaboration between NIKE, Inc. and the World Resource Institute (WRI) in 2021, MCAP first evolved from the Supplier Climate Action Program (SCAP). SCAP empowered manufacturers to set science-aligned targets, and set the stage for MCAP’s comprehensive approach. Today, with WRI’s guidance, the Cascale-managed MCAP Program integrates experience and expertise to accelerate sustainable progress across the consumer goods industry. 

Four Elements of MCAP

Evaluate Climate Risk

Manufacturers are encouraged to assess and document the risks to their operations from climate change. This analysis serves as a bridge for engaging value chain partners, including brands.

Develop a Decarbonization Plan

Craft a roadmap for emission reduction, addressing the growing demand for transparency and enabling manufacturers to plan investments and resources effectively.

Annually Disclose Progress

Champion transparency by publicly sharing annual progress reports toward targets, cultivating a culture of accountability and growth.

Join MCAP: Act Today

Play your role in shaping a brighter future to tackle climate change. We are inviting Cascale members and non-Cascale members alike to express their interest in participating in this program and make a positive contribution to the environment and climate action.

Design Elements Dominos


MCAP Criteria and Recommendations

Target Validation Protocol

SAT Validation Organisation Professional Conduct of Conduct