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ETHICAL PRODUCTION

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The Sustainable Apparel Coalition is the apparel, footwear, and textile industry’s leading alliance for sustainable production. Developing standardized supply chain measurement tools for all industry participants to understand the environmental and social and labor impacts across the value chain.

By measuring sustainability performance, the industry can address inefficiencies, resolve damaging practices, and achieve the environmental and social transparency that consumers are starting to demand. By joining forces in a Coalition, members can address the urgent, systemic challenges that are impossible to change alone.

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The Higg Index is a suite of tools that enables brands, retailers, and facilities of all sizes — at every stage in their sustainability journey — to accurately measure and score a company or product’s sustainability performance.

The Higg Index delivers a holistic overview that empowers businesses to make meaningful improvements that protect the well-being of factory workers, local communities, and the environment.

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Since 1999, the FLA has helped improve the lives of millions of workers around the world.

As a collaborative effort of socially responsible companies, colleges and universities, and civil society organizations, the FLA creates lasting solutions to abusive labor practices by offering tools and resources to companies, delivering training to factory workers and management, conducting due diligence through independent assessments, and advocating for greater accountability and transparency from companies, manufacturers, factories and others involved in global supply chains.

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Our goal is to reduce our CO2 emissions by 25 percent by 2020 and to become carbon neutral by 2025.

We have chosen to climate-compensate for our carbon heavy business trips, marketing initiatives and operational freight, by supporting renewable energy projects that have been reviewed by the UN and certified according to Gold Standard. Gold Standard is an independent quality label of carbon dioxide-saving projects and is supported by more than 60 NGOs, including Greenpeace International and WWF International. 

We have a clear vision of how we want to work from an ethical, social and environmental perspective. To ensure that everyone who works with us speaks the same "language" and aims at the same goal, we have created our Code of Conduct.

The document forms the basis for how we do business and it is not negotiable. It builds on the Fair Labor Association's Code of Conduct for Workplaces and covers human rights, animal welfare, environmental protection, sustainable development and anti-corruption. We make sure that our suppliers receive the training and support that they need in order to meet the requirements and guidelines of the Code of Conduct. Together with third parties, we review their work and carry out regular visits to strengthen our relationships and contribute to positive changes. We are convinced that what is best for our suppliers is also best for us.