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SAC targets 45 per cent reduction in GHG emissions by 2030


 SAC targets 45 per cent reduction in GHG emissions by 2030

Global multi-stakeholder nonprofit alliance for consumer goods industry, Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) has partnered Fair Wear and the Ethical Trading Initiative to introduce collective action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45 per cent by 2030. Launched under The Industry We Want (TIWW), the initiative aims to ensure dignity for workers by providing them with decent jobs, growing their businesses along the supply chain, and making a positive impact on the planet.

Helping TIWW develop new strategies

TIWW measures actions against the three pillars of social, commercial and environmental by developing a set of metrics for the garment and footwear industry. To be presented in TIWW’s first ever industry dashboard, these metrics will be updated annually and function as a “temperature check” for the entire sector. TIWW’s environmental pillar will be led by SAC which will update the dashboard data annually in partnership with the Apparel Impact Institute (Aii). The SAC will also help TIWW develop overall strategy, communicate with partners, support TIWW led events and identify improvements by evaluating the project annually.

The partnership will help SAC achieve its vision of developing a sustainable fashion industry, It will also enable the industry to cater to needs of people, says Amina Razvi, Executive Director, SAC.

Achieving science based targets

Through this partnership, SAC will able to support organizations to achieve clear science based targets (SBTs). The coalition will be able keep the industry on track of fulfilling its climate change commitments, particularly, its targets to reduce GHG emissions by 45 per cent.

Launched by Fair Wear and the Ethical Trading Initiative in early 2021, TIWW aims to explore the full potential of the garment and footwear industry. Its dashboard’s first iteration was based on data from Aii’s & WRI’s report ‘Roadmap to Net Zero: Delivering Science-Based Targets in the Apparel Sector’, based on SAC’s and Textile Exchange data. Created in collaboration with the WageIndicator Foundation and the Better Buying Institute, the dashboard presented metrics on the living wage gap and purchasing practices in the sector.

Tracking industry progress

Fair Wear and ETI’s partnership with SAC ensures the industry makes required progress on environmental impact as well as on commercial and social practices, believes Alexander Kohnstamm, Director Fair Wear and Peter McAllister, Director, ETI. To explore the details of GHG metric, TIWW will host a Deep Dive Session on May 12 . The event will explore the metric’s methodology and ways to accelerate progress towards net-zero for a sustainable garment sector.


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