Home / Knowledge / News / Press Release / Zalando mandates Higg Sustainability for all brands

Zalando mandates Higg Sustainability for all brands

29
May '20
Pic: Zalando
Pic: Zalando
Zalando, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and Higg Co, have announced a new collaboration to accelerate a global sustainability standard in the fashion industry. Zalando is the first retailer to use the SAC’s updated version of the Higg Brand & Retail Module (Higg BRM) to make sustainability assessment mandatory for brands selling on its platform.
 
As part of this push toward industry-wide change, Zalando will gather comparable sustainability data from its partner brands to understand where the challenges of the industry are both individually and collectively. Higg BRM data will help Zalando identify trends and explore how to develop solutions to drive meaningful and lasting improvement in collaboration with its partner brands.
 
The Higg BRM is a tool that provides brands and retailers with a comprehensive way to assess their performance around ethical and environmental parameters such as human rights, fair wages or carbon dioxide emissions. Users can organise their sustainability priorities based on the results. All SAC brand and retail members will eventually use the Higg BRM to measure their sustainability performance and progress, making it possible for the apparel industry to compare sustainability at the brand level.
 
“As Europe’s leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle, we want to raise the bar, act first and bring our partners on the journey to address today’s most important issues: climate change, use of resources and worker rights. As part of our sustainability strategy, do.MORE, we have made assessments around ethical and sustainable parameters for our brand partners mandatory. The Higg BRM will help us achieve our goal to continuously increase our ethical standards and by 2023 only work with partners who align with them,” Kate Heiny, director sustainability at Zalando, said in a press release.
 
“Zalando’s decision to require its partner brands to use the Higg BRM will serve as a catalyst for bringing the industry together towards a standard system for sustainability measurement. This is how we can implement and achieve lasting change,” SAC executive director Amina Razvi, said.
 
For the first time we will have comparable data at brand level to identify improvement areas and work on solutions collaboratively. The SAC as an independent and globally structured organisation is positioned to drive this necessary change in the fashion industry.”
 
The SAC is the leading sustainability association for the apparel, footwear and textile industry. The coalition’s 250 global members collaborate to develop the Higg Index, a suite of five sustainability tools that assess social and environmental sustainability performance, identify areas for improvement and enable the environmental and social transparency consumers want. Higg Co develops the technology platform that hosts the Higg Index.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (JL)


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Apparel/Garments | On 7th Jul 2020

Sri Lanka initiates digital promotions to revive exports

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) recently implemented a...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 7th Jul 2020

US textiles & apparel imports down 25.8% in Jan-May 2020

The import of textiles and apparel by the United States decreased by...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 7th Jul 2020

Togolese Parliament passes bill to privatise NSCT

The Togolese Parliament has passed the bill approving privatisation...

Interviews View All

Top executives, Textile & apparel bodies

Top executives
Textile & apparel bodies

The decision to reduce GST on MMF yarn to 12% is transformational

Pratik Bachkaniwala, Palod Himson Machines

Pratik Bachkaniwala
Palod Himson Machines

Fabric processing machines are picking up

Top executives, Textile & apparel bodies

Top executives
Textile & apparel bodies

The mid-term review of FTP is progressive, growth oriented

Abhishek Pachauri,

Abhishek Pachauri

Reckon Industries adapts latest systems for manufacturing from designing...

Michael Van Den Dolder,

Michael Van Den Dolder

Family-owned German textile machinery manufacturer Trützschler operates...

Mark Tokuhara,

Mark Tokuhara

Japan-based FitJoy, a shoe brand for women, has been in the footwear...

Chunyi Zhi, City University of Hong Kong

Chunyi Zhi
City University of Hong Kong

<div><b>Chunyi Zhi</b>, associate professor in the Department of Materials ...

Johan Berlin, Investkonsult Sweden AB

Johan Berlin
Investkonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB are consultants in the nonwoven and absorbent...

Luis Quijano, Liberty University

Luis Quijano
Liberty University

Focusing on bold patterns and colour palettes, Luis Quijano, a student at...

Sarah Denise Cordery, Sarah Denise Studio

Sarah Denise Cordery
Sarah Denise Studio

Manchester, England-based Sarah Denise Studio provides relevant fashion...

Robert Brunner, Devereux

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Jay Ramrakhiani, Occasions Elegance Wear

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


July 2020

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search