Our Impact

Our vision is a global consumer goods industry that gives back more than it takes – to the planet and its people. Learn how we’re combatting climate change, ensuring decent work for all, and a nature-positive future below.

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Our Impact Goals

  • Combat Climate Change
  • Decent Work for All
  • Nature-Positive Future

Combat Climate Change

Acknowledging the alarm bells—the textile industry alone accounts for up to 10 percent of global carbon emissions—we are committed to a minimum 45 percent reduction of GHG emissions by 2030. More specifically, we are focusing on:

  • Coal elimination
  • Renewable electricity
  • Energy efficiency
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Decent Work for All

We are motivated by the conviction that every worker deserves respectful and safe working conditions. Our mandate ensures that people, and planet, are at the center of our work. We plan to achieve this by working on:

  • Responsible purchasing practices
  • Effective foundational human resources
  • Occupational health & safety management systems
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Nature-Positive Future

We aim to move beyond reducing negative impacts to contributing positively to biodiversity, natural ecosystems and the communities in which we operate. This work focused on:

  • Circular product design practices
  • Effective foundational environmental (water, wastewater and waste) management systems
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Our Work in Numbers

Together, we’re working towards a more sustainable and just world for all. Learn about what we’re doing and the impact we’re making.


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How We’re Creating an Impact

We drive progress towards our impact goals through our Higg Index tools and target programs. Learn more about both.

Impact Programs

We provide a space for small and big brands, retailers, manufacturers, and affiliates, as well as other interested stakeholders, to share their viewpoints and experiences, and learn in a pre-competitive environment.

Higg Index Tools

The Higg Index is a suite of five tools that aim to standardize a collective effort of sustainability across the supply chain. We developed these tools to help organizations make the best choices based on the information at hand, because systematic change starts by identifying, understanding and measuring areas of improvement to make a comprehensive plan.

Become a Member

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