Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action


Name of initiative Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action
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Starting year 2018
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Secretariat UN Climate Change; Lindita Xhaferi-Salihu ,;

UN Campus Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1 53113 Bonn Germany

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Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation UN Climate Change
Type of lead organisation United Nations or Specialised agency
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Germany


Description Under the auspices of UN Climate Change, fashion stakeholders worked during 2018 to identify ways in which the broader textile, clothing and fashion industry can move towards an holistic commitment to climate action. They created the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action which contains the vision to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. The Fashion Industry Charter was launched at COP24 in Katowice, Poland, in December 2018.
Objectives The Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action goes beyond previous industry-wide commitments. It includes a target of 30% GHG emission reductions by 2030 and a commitment to analyze and set a decarbonization pathway for the fashion industry drawing on methodologies from the Science-Based Targets Initiative. This target – which is one of many goals enshrined in the Charter – is a clear demonstration that the fashion industry is serious about urgently acting on climate change and is keen to set an example to other sectors around the level of commitment required to meet the scale of the climate challenge.
Activities The Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, with its Working Groups, will identify and amplify best practices, strengthen existing efforts, identify and address gaps, facilitate and strengthen collaboration among relevant stakeholders, and join resources and share tools to enable the sector to achieve its climate targets.

The industry charter specifies the following overarching areas of work to be further developed by specific Working Groups:

- Decarbonization pathway and GHG emission reductions - Raw material - Manufacturing/Energy - Logistics (through Clean Cargo Group1) - Policy engagement - Leveraging existing tools and initiatives - Promoting broader climate action

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Participants Number Names
Members 106  
Companies 106 Adidas AG (Germany),Agi Denim (USA),Aldo Group (Canada),Aquitex S.A. (Portugal),Arc'teryx (Canada),Burberry (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland),Esprit (Germany),Gap Inc. (United States of America),Guess?,Inc. (United States of America),Hakro GmbH (Germany),H&M group (Sweden),Hugo Boss AG (Germany),Inditex (Spain),Kering Group (France),Lenzing AG (Austria),Levi Strauss & Co (United States of America),A. P. Møller-Mærsk A/S (Denmark),Mammut sports Group AG (Switzerland),Mantis World (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland),Otto Group (Germany),Peak Performance Production AB (Sweden),PVH Corp (United States of America),PIDIGI S.P.A. (Italy),PUMA SE (Germany),Re:newcell AB (Sweden),Salomon (France),Schoeller Texti AG (Switzerland),SKFK-Skunkfunk (Spain),SLN Tekstil ve Moda San. Tic. A.Ş (Turkey),Stella McCartney (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland),Sympatex Technologies GmbH (Germany),Target Corporation (United States of America),Tropic Knits Ltd (Mauritius),Evea Eco Fashion (Peru),LIMY Inc dba Reformation (United States of America),DBL Group (Bangladesh),Worn Again (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland),BerBrand Srl (Italy),Denim Expert Limited (Bangladesh),Textil Santanderina,S.A. (Spain),COFREET (France),VF Corporation (United States of America),GANNI (Denmark),GANT AB (Sweden),Regatta Group (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland),New Balance Athletics,Inc. (United States of America),TINTEX Textiles,S.A. (Portugal),Vivida Lifestyle Ltd (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland),NIKE,Inc (United States of America),The RealReal (United States of America),Fenix Outdoor International AG (Switzerland),Pattern SpA. (Italy),DECATHLON (France),Circular Systems SPC (United States of America),Loomstate (United States of America),G-Star RAW C.V. (Netherlands),Hansoll Textile Ltd. (Republic of Korea),KiK Textilien und Non-Food GmbH (Germany),John Smedley Ltd (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland),Anko (Australia),Target Australia (Australia),Kmart Australia Limited (Australia),ASICS Corporation (Japan),El Corte Inglés,SA. (Spain),Farfetch (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland),Lever Style Inc. (China),Hop Lun (Hong Kong) Ltd. (Hong Kong,China),CAPRANEA SPORTS AG (Switzerland),Hong Kong Non-Woven Fabric Ind. Co. Ltd. (Hong Kong,China),American & Efird (HK) Ltd. (Hong Kong,China),Clover Group International Ltd (Hong Kong,China),Hanbo Enterprises Ltd. (Hong Kong,China),Pinneco Research Ltd. (Hong Kong,China),TAL Apparel Ltd. (Hong Kong,China),K-Boxing (China),Chenfeng Group Co.,Ltd (China),The Schneider Group (Italy),RT Knits Ltd (Mauritius),The Renewal Workshop (United States of America),ALDO Group (Canada),Lojas Renner (Brazil),Ralph Lauren (United States of America),Mulberry (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland),Shokay (China),Groupe Rossignol (France),Elevate Textiles (United States of America),Craghoppers Ltd (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland),Reserva (Brazil),American Eagle Outfitters (United States of America),CHANEL (France),Fast Retailing (Japan),Fossil Group (Hong Kong,China),LT.BO srl (Italy),YKK Corporation (Japan),Tendam Global Fashion Retail (Spain),Workout Empire (Sweden),SunRise Group (China),Tchibo GmbH (Germany),Tom Tailor Group (Germany),Sateri (China),Asia Pacific Rayon (Singapore),Lululemon (Canada),R-Collective (Hong Kong),Aigle (France),Dai Wear (United Kingdom),Artistic Milliners (Pakistan)
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Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
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Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
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Supporting partners 34 Business for Social Responsibilities - BSR (USA); China National Textile and Apparel Council - CNTAC (China); China Textile Information Centre - CTIC (China); Global Fashion Agenda - GFA (Denmark); Global Organic Textile Standard - GOTS (Germany); Outdoor Industry Association - OIA (USA); Sustainable Apparel coalition - SAC (USA); Sustainable Fashion Academy - SFA (Sweden); Textile Exchange (USA); World Wildlife Fund (Switzerland); ZDHC Foundation (Netherlands); International Finance Corporation - IFC (USA); Earthworm Foundation (Switzerland); Partnership for Sustainable Textiles (Germany); International Textile Manufacturers Federation- ITMF (Switzerland); International Chamber of Commerce - ICC (France); Fashion for Good (Netherlands); GCNYC The Fair Fashion Center (USA); Smart Freight Centre (Netherlands); Apparel Impact Institute (USA); HSBC Holdings Plc (United Kingdom),  Lazarski University (Poland),  Outdoor Industry Association (USA),  Smart Freight Centre (Netherlands),  Solidaridad (Netherlands),  Sustainable Apparel Coalition (Netherlands),  Sustainable Fashion Academy (Sweden),  Textile Exchange (USA),  World Wildlife Fund (Peru),  ZDHC Foundation -Zero Discharge Of Hazardous Chemicals Foundation (Netherlands)
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Last update: 6 September 2021 14:12:28

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