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1 Designing Systems for Impact Amina Razvi, Vice President Membership Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) Sustainable Apparel Coalition 1

2 Our vision is of an apparel, footwear and textile industry that produces no unnecessary environmental harm and has a positive impact on the people and communities associated with its activities. Sustainable Apparel Coalition 2

3 Diverse Global Membership Sustainable Apparel Coalition 3 3

4 Measurement with Intention Standardized measurement is a precursor to collective action. Sustainable Apparel Coalition 4

5 Strategic Plan Impact Programs and Partnerships that drive improvement in industry sustainability performance By 2020, significant impact improvement by SAC member companies within environmental and social impact areas. Global Relevance and Recognition of the SAC Equal Partnership in support of long-lasting, credible results and ownership Higg Index Development that advances widespread industry usage Sustainable Apparel Coalition 5

6 Up to 80% of a product s impact is determined at the concept/design phase. Sustainable Apparel Coalition 6

7 Historic and Projected Spending on Apparel in Key Markets The average consumer bought 60% more clothing in 2014 than in 2000 but kept each BILLION U.S. DOLLARS HISTORICAL PROJECTIONS 2.78% UNITED STATES 1.21% EUROPE 9.18% CHINA garment half as long % INDIA Source: Planet Retail (2016) Sustainable Apparel Coalition 7

8 Higg Tools for each step along the Value Chain DESIGN & PRODUCTION Design & Developments Module RAW MATERIALS Materials Sustainability Index (MSI) CONSUMERS & COMMUNITIES Product Environmental Footprint (due 2018) MANUFACTURERS Facilities Environment Module (FEM) Facilities Social/Labor Module (FSLM) RETAIL Brand Environment Module (BEM) Brand Social/Labor Module (BSLM) (due 2018) LOGISTICS Brand Environment Module (BEM) Brand Social/Labor Module (BSLM) (due 2018) Sustainable Apparel Coalition 8

9 Higg (MSI) Material Sustainability Index Higg (DDM) Design & Development Module Sustainable Apparel Coalition 9

10 Design Innovation ü Baselining current material library ü Differentiate and prioritize materials/products ü Integrating into training for design/production teams ü Calculate material related impacts (i.e. CO2 emissions) ü Create targets for improvements/reducing impact ü Integrating with PLM Sustainable Apparel Coalition 10 10

11 It takes 2700 liters of water to make one cotton tshirt that s enough for one person to drink for 2. 5 years. Sustainable Apparel Coalition 11

12 Social auditing is estimated to amount to more than $2 billion in costs. Sustainable Apparel Coalition 12

13 Sustainable Apparel Coalition 13

14 Higg Index Adoption: By The Numbers HIGG ADOPTION Countries 85 Company Profiles Total # of Modules Posted Data Points on Higg.org 11,042 22, MILLION 300+ Brands and Facilities Reporting in 85 Countries Above Data as of 7/21/17 Sustainable Apparel Coalition 14

15 Facility Environmental Module: Adoption & Scores Avg. Total Score EMS Energy & GHG Emissions Water Use Wastewater Effluent Emissions to Air Waste Management Chemicals Sustainable Apparel Coalition 15

16 Higg Tools for each step along the Value Chain DESIGN & PRODUCTION Design & Developments Module RAW MATERIALS Materials Sustainability Index (MSI) CONSUMERS & COMMUNITIES Product Environmental Footprint (due 2018) MANUFACTURERS Facilities Environment Module (FEM) Facilities Social/Labor Module (FSLM) RETAIL Brand Environment Module (BEM) Brand Social/Labor Module (BSLM) (due 2018) LOGISTICS Brand Environment Module (BEM) Brand Social/Labor Module (BSLM) Sustainable Apparel Coalition 16

17 Higg Facility Environmental Module ü ü ü ü ü ü ü Make it Applicable Score Questions Provide Dynamic Guidance Enhance Chemicals Training and Support Overhaul the Online Tool Deliver Meaningful Results Provide Credible and Verified Data Sustainable Apparel Coalition 17 17

18 Transparency as a Driver for Change ü Transparency is a opportunity to drive impact. ü Transparency enhances accountability. ü Transparency unlocks collaborative innovation. Sustainable Apparel Coalition Foto cred: 18

19 The Roadmap to Transparency TRANSPARENCY ROADMAP Full Higg Index Transparency Full Higg Index Transparency ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATION Facility + Brand Environmental Performance Develop & Test Communications Publish Toolkit SOCIAL/LABOR COMMUNICATION Facility + Brand Social/Labor Performance Develop & Test Communications Publish Toolkit PRODUCT COMMUNICATION Product Performance Develop & Test Communications Publish Toolkit *Internal and external dependencies are closely monitored by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition and incorporated into the toolkits Sustainable Apparel Coalition 19

20 Global Nexus of Sustainable Design and Production ü Regional membership growth ü Largest Higg user base globally ü Opportunity for sustainable production Sustainable Apparel Coalition 20

21 Thank You! Sustainable Apparel Coalition Sustainable Apparel Coalition Presentation Title 16

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