UL is the latest company to join the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). It will use the group's sustainability measurement tool, the Higg Index, to drive environmental and social responsibility throughout its supply chain. The Higg Index is an open sourced, indicator-based tool that allows suppliers, manufacturers, brands and retailers to evaluate materials, products, facilities and processes based on environmental and product design choices.
In its relationship with the SAC, UL will contribute both data and resources to support the Higg Index, which measures sustainability performance and drives supply chain transparency and decision-making to better efficiency and sustainability impact.
UL partners with clients to support them with every aspect of sustainability and supply chain management, including developing a proactive stance and demonstrating green and sustainable credentials, assisting in gaining better visibility into supply chain issues and mitigating risk and implementing customized and comprehensive environmental management systems.
UL helps companies demonstrate willingness to invest in the long-term future of the business through sustainable supply chain practices and assists them in gaining a competitive advantage through sustainability initiatives and implementation of best practice procedures.
Indian textile and apparel industry members of SAC include the Aditya Birla Group, Eastman Exports Global Clothing, Pratibha Syntex, Arvind and KG Denim.