Hirdaramani Industries announces that it has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and will use the group’s sustainability measurement tool, the Higg Index, to drive environmental responsibility across its supply chain.
With its membership in the SAC, Hirdaramani joins more than 90 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 and footwear industries.
In its relationship with the SAC, Hirdaramani will contribute both data and resources to support the Higg Index, which gauges environmental sustainability and drives supply chain decision-making to better efficiency and increased sustainability performance The Higg Index is an open source, indicator-based tool that allows suppliers, manufacturers, brands and retailers to evaluate materials, products, facilities and processes based on environmental and product design choices.
Hirdaramani remains committed to building a better world, by restoring the environment, creating economic value and lasting change to ensure a better, sustained planet for future generations.
"We are pleased to be joining SAC as we feel it perfectly complements our own efforts to create a more sustainable footprint. We also understand the impact that collaboration can have on creating better business practices and we believe that over time SAC will have a truly positive impact on value chain performance. We are happy to play our role as industry leaders in enabling this." said Nikhil Hirdaramani, Director of the Hirdaramani Group.
"We congratulate Hirdaramani Industries for joining this industry-wide effort to measure and improve the environmental and social impacts of apparel and footwear," said Coalition Executive Director Jason Kibbey. "As a recognized leader in sustainability innovation, we are confident they will make an important contribution to our global work."
There are currently more than 90members of the SAC, the majority of which are global brands and retailers including: Adidas, C&A, Gap, H&M, JC Penny, Kohl’s, Levi’s, L.L. Bean, M&S, Nike, Nordstrom, Puma, REI, Target, and VF Corporation. More information on SAC, the complete Higg Index, and a full list of members can be found at www.apparelcoalition.org.