Global Retailers Walmart and PVH Corp plan to make their manufacturing operations as well as supply chains more sustainable by 2025. Walmart, which aims to use 50 per cent of recycled content by 2025, will source 100 percent more sustainable cotton for its private brands. Its stores in the US will source apparel and home textile products solely from suppliers working with textile mills that use the Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s (SAC) Higg Index Facility Environmental Module to measure and help improve environmental performance by 2022. These stores will house checkout carousels to provide reusable bags to its customers.
On its part, PVH Corp aims to reduce the 41.6 billion liters of water it requires in a year to make 30 million shirts. The company has also pledged to use 100 percent sustainable cotton by 2025.