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SAC & OIA sign MoU for broad adoption of Higg Index
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Jun '16
The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) have signed a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) to drive environmental and social best practices in the global apparel, textile and footwear supply chain.

The new agreement includes specific Higg Index adoption targets set by ?OIA for its members, as well as a commitment ?from the SAC ?to provide?? OIA members with access to the Higg Index web tool?.

The MoU ensures broad adoption and alignment around the Higg Index as the supply chain sustainability management tool for the companies in the apparel sector. The MoU also aims to demonstrate reduction of adverse environmental and social impacts across global supply chains.

“We are excited to embark on this next phase of partnership with SAC and continue demonstrating the outdoor industry's sustainable business leadership. The time is now for the outdoor industry to 'lean in' to broad adoption of the Higg Index tools, which have significant roots in our industry,” said Beth Jensen, director of sustainable business innovation for OIA.

“Widespread adoption of the Higg Index will allow us as an industry to begin tracking our collective supply chain impacts, allowing individual companies to benchmark themselves against the broader industry and helping OIA and the sustainability working group make informed decisions about how to prioritise industry resources toward improvement,” Jensen added.

“This builds on years of partnership between Outdoor Industry Association and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition. Outdoor Industry Association played a critical role in the collaborative building of the Higg Index and now we look forward to seeing OIA along with fellow SAC members lead on demonstrating meaningful sustainability improvement through the Higg Index,” said Jason Kibbey, CEO of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition. (NA)

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