SCS Global Services, testing and certification company, announced last week it has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and will work to promote the Higg Index, the Coalition’s assessment tool for apparel and footwear.
“We are pleased to be joining the Sustainable Apparel Coalition and are confident that it will have a positive impact on product sustainability over time and become a model for how industries can collaborate in making a positive impact on value chain performance,” said Alicia Godlove, materials manager for environmental certification services at SCS. “We look forward to our collaboration with the Coalition and our other colleagues in this important effort.”
The Higg Index is used to measure and evaluate the environmental impact of apparel and footwear across the supply chain, beginning from raw materials to a salable product.
With this move, SCS Global Services joins more than 150 global brands, retailers, manufacturers and other organizations, including, adidas, C&A, Gap, H&M, JC Penny, Kohl’s, Levi’s, L.L. Bean, Macy’s, Nike, Nordstrom, Puma, REI, Target and VF Corporation, which are all dedicated to improving supply chain sustainability in the apparel and footwear sectors.
“We welcome the addition of SCS Global Services to the Coalition, and look forward to their participation in this industry-wide effort in sustainability,” said Coalition CEO, Jason Kibbey. “Having SCS as part of the Coalition widens the scope of our impact within the apparel industry and accelerates the change we’re making towards responsible actions.”