Cotton Council International (CCI) has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) to drive environmental and social responsibility throughout its supply chain and will use the group’s Higg Index sustainability measurement tools.
US not-for-profit group CCI with its membership in the SAC joins more than 250 global brands, retailers, and manufacturers, as well as government, non-profit environmental organizations, and academic institutions, which are collectively committed to improving supply chain sustainability in the apparel, footwear, and textile industry.
Steph Thiers-Ratcliffe, CCI Director of European Brands and Retailers said, “We are pleased to be joining the SAC, confident that together we can scale positive impact on product sustainability over time.”
“With shared ambition in providing robust environmental data to the sector, we will collaborate to enable greater supply chain transparency and informed decision making,” he added
Through the SAC, CCI will contribute resources and data about US-grown cotton to support the Higg Index which helps brands to measure sustainability performance and make their decision about the supply chain to improve efficiency and sustainability impact.
“We welcome the addition of CCI to the Sustainable Apparel Coalition and look forward to its participation in this industry-wide effort in sustainability,” SAC Executive Director Amina Razvi said.
“Having CCI as part of the Coalition widens the scope of our impact within the industry and accelerates the change we’re making towards responsible industry actions.”