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IAF launches 'CO₂ improve' initiative

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Jul '20
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Pic: International Apparel Federation
IAF (International Apparel Federation) has launched ‘CO2 improve’ initiative, aimed to help the worldwide fashion & lifestyle community to do better when it comes to CO2 emissions through fashion logistics. The ‘CO2 Improve initiative’ will initiate and support creation of the worldwide industry standard for measuring CO2 emissions through fashion logistics.
 
“Fashion supply chains cover the globe so the logistical operations in the fashion industry almost by definition add up to a very high level of pollution. With growing attention from consumers, governments and NGO’s, individual companies are willing, but also struggling, to do better,” Han Bekke, IAF chairman, said in a press release.
 
With future CO2 taxes looming on the horizon, it is ever more important for any company to know where it stands and to know how to do better.”
 
A standardisation of the CO2 monitoring has become very important, to create a level playing field for the worldwide fashion & lifestyle community, and to end the chaos that is being created by the ever growing amount of national and generic monitoring systems, with many different and often dubious outcomes. 
 
Additionally and importantly, the initiative will support the fashion industry in reducing the carbon footprint of its logistics operations by innovating and by cooperating. It’s about improving instead of compensating. 
 
Currently, IAF is mobilising its industry association members, and many countries are already signing up, with the first encouraging results showing. IAF is working close together with both fashion-logistics and data analyses experts under direction of longtime partner Greenway Logistics.
 
“IAF has now created its CO2 improve initiative in a way that will help the largely SME fashion & lifestyle community to do better, by offering practical, hands-on support.’ IAF offers its member associations a suite of services to help their member companies measure and then reduce their CO2 level in logistics through individual actions and particularly through collective industry projects,” Willem-Jan Drost, CEO at IAF, said.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (JL)


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